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Old 08-23-2012, 05:58 AM   #1
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Well here we are again. I built a full coffin decked out keezer from a 7.2 magic chef. I threw that sucker on Craigslist for twice as much as I thought it was worth, and that plan backfired, it sold! So now I bought a brand new 19.7 ct GE cheat freezer. I am doing just a collar on this build and keepin it more simple in regards to the design. Bought some supplies from home depot tonigt and will start on the second keezer build now. Check out my profile if you want to see how badass the first one turned out.

So first thing I plan on doin is sanding the freezer down and painting it black. I took the lid off tonigt and broke that down. I'm trying to just spray paint the stock lid seal black and see how that turns out. My collar will be attached to the lid so everything lifts up and out of the way. It's night one and not much work got done but stay tuned for more action.

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Lid off, seal removed as well as the shell under the lid. Pretty damn easy to take off.



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Ya, that's red maple. In Alaska, this stuff is 10$ per linear board foot, so I'm kinda going all out. I bought some "gunstock" color stain for the collar that I think will look sweet with the black freezer. We shall see...

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Old 08-23-2012, 06:39 PM   #2
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How many kegs you planning on getting in there?

You're just running the taps through the collar?

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Old 08-23-2012, 07:49 PM   #3
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I kno it will fit atleast 12 cornies. I plan on running a mixture of homebrew and commercial beers so there will be various sizes of kegs in it.

Ya my taps will be ran threw the collar. I built a coffin on the last one and don't feel like doing that on a 20 cf freezer.

Order my keg parts from "learn to brew" so we will see how quickly they get it up to Alaska for me.

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Old 08-23-2012, 07:58 PM   #4
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I just got my hands on a 19.7 CF from my Grandfather and the wife has stated that for it to come in the house it has to "look like it belongs" i.e. not like a freezer so I'm watching your build to see if I can pull this off with just a collar or am I going whole hog on a coffin build.

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Nice. You could easily spend like 2500$ building a coffin style from a freezer this size. And the lid on my 7.2 build was obnoxiously heavy... Have my doubts if I could even lift a finished coffin top on a 20 cf freezer with tiles and 6-12 taps. I would like to see it done though!!

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Nice. You could easily spend like 2500$ building a coffin style from a freezer this size. And the lid on my 7.2 build was obnoxiously heavy... Have my doubts if I could even lift a finished coffin top on a 20 cf freezer with tiles and 6-12 taps. I would like to see it done though!!
I keep telling her that, but she wants me to "at least price it" and then figure out how to make it "not be that nasty color" meaning something that doesn't match the furniture already. So make it nice and let me show yours off and I won't have to fight her on it
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:42 PM   #8
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Mine is just going to involve painting the exterior of the freezer black, adding the 1x8" red maple color with a "gunstock" stain, and adding the same thing on the bottom ( basically a 1x4" collar that will cover up the wheels and such on the bottom). This one won't look like a peice of furniture as much as a coffin build but I am still going to try and make it look nice. Here is a pic of my previous build. That one cost me $1250. image-2441382055.jpg


My plan tonigt is to ruin the brand new 19.7 cf freezer and sand it enough for the new paint to stick .

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Have a 12 tap on mine I can fit 14 kegs plus 2 3gallon kegs on the hump I went with a coffin

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What size collar? Can't fit 5 gallons on the hump?

Well if you want to kno how to void the warranty on a $650 freezer that you haven't even plugged in, this is one way...
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Sanded her a bit with 220 grit and threw one coat of primer on her. No more time tonight, off to the girlfriends house for dinner....

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