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Old 02-11-2013, 01:24 PM   #11
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:41 PM   #12
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Beautiful man!

Can you post a picture of the open door from a few steps back?


I love the idea of one of these that is nice enough to work as a piece of furniture and not just be a fridge/freezer with taps on it.

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Old 02-11-2013, 02:35 PM   #13
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Very good looking unit. A thought came to me this morning. I don't see any ventilation system for heat from the freezer motor. Do you have this built in to prevent over heating and automatic shutdown? Not having the unit snug to the wall could take care of the heat.

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Old 02-11-2013, 04:25 PM   #14
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Thanks for all the positive feedback. It makes all the hard work worth while.

To access the inside, I just slide it away from the wall and lift the top. It has sliding pads underneath.

There are four taps because I will put a 3 gallon corny when I find a good deal. It fits on the hump

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Old 02-11-2013, 04:38 PM   #15
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Looks really nice! What did you use for ebonizing the wood? The front panel on it is ebonized as well? On one pic, the front looks gray, then on another pic it looks black, then on a third picture it looks tan. Which is it?

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Old 02-11-2013, 05:18 PM   #16
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:55 PM   #17
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Very good looking unit. A thought came to me this morning. I don't see any ventilation system for heat from the freezer motor. Do you have this built in to prevent over heating and automatic shutdown? Not having the unit snug to the wall could take care of the heat.
Theres plenty of Sq.Ft of open space inside the shell of the the keezer. I keep the probe in a water bottle and have it set to max delay on the cycles. It doesn't turn on enough to generate enough heat to become an issue. If you look at the picture of the shell, you will see theres about an 8" gap between the freezer and the side shell walls

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That's sweet. I too am curious how you access the inside of the freezer.
I pull it off the wall and open the lid

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I'm curious why you put four faucets on it when it only holds three kegs.
It looks awesome though. I love the tile and the light adds a nice touch.
2.5 or 3gallon will be going inside

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Beautiful man!

Can you post a picture of the open door from a few steps back?
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What are you trying to see, I didn't take as many photos as I would have liked, but I'll do my best to show you what you're trying to see.

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Looks really nice! What did you use for ebonizing the wood? The front panel on it is ebonized as well? On one pic, the front looks gray, then on another pic it looks black, then on a third picture it looks tan. Which is it?
It looks grey because it was "flat." It didn't have the poly on it yet.
It looks tan because the tiles on the floor are reflecting in the gloss
It's an "Espresso" color.

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If you knew how much extra work and wasted $$ on failed attempts you wouldn't call this talent as much as luck. I learned a lot about a lot of things doing this. Mostly.... the right tools make things better. Do you know how many nails I bent trying to put needle size nails into molding with a hammer. I didn't have a tile cutter so I had to dremel the tiles, I didn't have a table saw so my jig saw lines were never perfect on the paneling.....
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:59 PM   #18
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My favorite part of this post is one word in the topic: "first" Can't wait to see your future builds!

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Specifically what I am trying to see is how you access the freezer/kegs inside. It doesn't really look like the top is attached to the freezer lid.

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Specifically what I am trying to see is how you access the freezer/kegs inside. It doesn't really look like the top is attached to the freezer lid.
I built the keezer lid with little "blocks" in the corners. I affixed it with industrial strength lock-tite.

When I get home I will see if i can get a good picture from the underside
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