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Old 07-20-2009, 02:02 AM   #21
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That color is really great. I'm about 75% done with my collar (made it out of maple).

I may try that stain you used. I imagine it'll come out a little lighter on maple, but I guess I can just apply it heavily.



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Old 07-21-2009, 03:30 PM   #22
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The only issue that I have with mine is the temp variance between the top of the collar and the bottom of the freezer. I am thinking of installing and computer fan in there just have to figure out the wiring and AC / DC conversion.



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Default Can you tell me how you attached the seal...

I am converting 7.2 magic chef as well, but have a few questions... Can you tell me how you attached the seal?

I just stained my collar and am wanting to attach it to the lid like you did, but am perplexed on how to install the seal... Could you give me a suggestion or picture or two? Any other suggestions or anything you'd do differently? I am hoping mine turns out as well as yours...

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I am converting 7.2 magic chef as well, but have a few questions... Can you tell me how you attached the seal?

I just stained my collar and am wanting to attach it to the lid like you did, but am perplexed on how to install the seal... Could you give me a suggestion or picture or two? Any other suggestions or anything you'd do differently? I am hoping mine turns out as well as yours...
Well, I pulled off the original seal... and it is "resting" on the lower section. What I did was place the seal where I wanted it, put the collar on top of the seal, then used some shorter course drywall screws to attach the hinges to the collar. I did do a really small pilot hole before putting in the screws so that I would not split the wood.

Once I had the collar sitting the way I liked it, and working.. I put the liquid nails onto the wood and placed the lid on top of that. Pressed down and then tossed some weight on top of the lid (ottoman, couple kegs) till it dryed.

I plan to glue the seal eventually, but it seals up OK the way it is now.
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The only issue that I have with mine is the temp variance between the top of the collar and the bottom of the freezer. I am thinking of installing and computer fan in there just have to figure out the wiring and AC / DC conversion.
I had an old fan that looks like a computer fan, but a little bit bigger.. not sure where it came from, but it has an outlet tied into it already. This really does help to stabilize the temps!

If you go with an computer fan, find an old cell phone adapter and try that =)
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That color is really great. I'm about 75% done with my collar (made it out of maple).

I may try that stain you used. I imagine it'll come out a little lighter on maple, but I guess I can just apply it heavily.
Thanks, I really liked the color too! It is darker then you imagine, but thats a good thing about stain.. it is easy to put on thicker if you want to make it darker!
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The only issue that I have with mine is the temp variance between the top of the collar and the bottom of the freezer. I am thinking of installing and computer fan in there just have to figure out the wiring and AC / DC conversion.
I have a Sanyo 1206 kegerator. And from reading the various forums, I've added a PC fan to my rig as well. I did this because the insides felt warm to the touch. Placing a temp wand inside I found in the summer time I hit 79 degrees just above the kegs. With the fan, my probe nolonger goes above 42f with no other changes.

I say go for it...
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No need to glue the collar to the freezer. I used the rope type weather stripping stuff. It's easily removable if desired. Easy to apply and provides a good seal. It's sticky stuff and holds the collar in place no problem. Cheap too!

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These are beautiful pieces! I am so jeal...I mean inspired!!

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No need to glue the collar to the freezer. I used the rope type weather stripping stuff. It's easily removable if desired. Easy to apply and provides a good seal. It's sticky stuff and holds the collar in place no problem. Cheap too!
Yeah, my collar isn't glued to the freezer.. because the entire collar lifts up when I open it. The lid, however, is glued to the collar. I saw recently where someone got another set of hinges and did a double hinge setup. I kinda like that as well!


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