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Old 10-04-2012, 06:27 AM   #1
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Default 7 cu ft Keezer build

This is my first official thread but I have a few replies floating around here. I saw so many keezer builds which really inspired me to build one even though it probably wasn't in my budget. I based my build off of Quaffer's from this thread.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/converting-frigidaire-7-2-cu-ft-chest-freezer-162225/

I picked up a 7 cu ft chest freezer off of craigslist for $70. It was originally white but I painted it with some Krylon Flat Black paint. After that I picked up some 2 x 8 redwood for the collar. Decided to run 3 taps and control it with a Love temperature controller.
I only have a circular saw so most my cuts were good but I did have one bad cut that I had to fill with wood putty. I ended up using a red mahogany stain on the wood and a few coats of clear coat on top of that. One thing Quaffer did that I may do in the future is add some casters, it would be nice to have the taps a few inches higher.
I got some vinyls cut of my brewery logo and put a huge one on top before laying a clear coat over the whole keezer. (If you plan on doing this get 2 people to help you because it can be hard to deal with a sticker that big)
Just connected the collar to the freezer today and will be cutting and gluing the foamboard insulation on tomorrow. Let me know what you think.

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Old 10-04-2012, 06:30 AM   #2
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Looking great! I really like that black and redwood, very rich looking. What kind of faucets are you going to be installing?

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Nice!
Great graphics.

keep posting pictures.

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That is awesome!

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Keezer came out nice, and that's a wicked cool logo. Really like the fonts and design. Looks great on the top like that!

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Thanks! Dan I don't have anything fancy just a few economy chrome faucets.

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That top is f'ing amazing I think you deserve the award for best top

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Thanks! Dan I don't have anything fancy just a few economy chrome faucets.
Those are the same type I've had on my kegorator for the last three years and they work fine. I've been pretty happy with the cheapos but having said that have to admit I'm adding more faucets and will be upgrading to perlicks. They aren't cheap so I'll add one at a time. ($45 at Amazon - SS faucet,standard black plastic handle and shank)

I suppose I justified the new perlicks when both tap handles locked up solidly after not using them for a few two-three weeks. But if I'm being truthful what probably changed my mind more is vanity more than anything else.

The economy faucets work great when used on a regular basis and even if they aren't used often it takes 15-20 minutes to remove the faucets, break them down, clean, sanitize, and put back together.

Can't wait to see the your final product. Keep us posted!

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Sorry for the long delay. I've been having a lot of trouble wiring my Love Controller directly to this freezer. Tried searching all the keezer threads and couldn't find anything for this this model. I have mine wired up and everything turns on but the compressor doesn't kick off when it's supposed to. Does anyone have instructions/pictures of this freezer wired with a love controller? Also I bought my freezer used on CL for $80 (STEAL) but it didn't come with a wiring diagram. Promise I will post more pictures once I can figure out this wiring.

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