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Old 04-30-2009, 01:22 PM   #31
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I'm in the process of building a door. Getting a perfect seal is tough. I'll be installing a rubber gasket onto the door, like on a fridge. The door itself will also be insulated with 1"-2" of styrofoam insulation.

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Old 04-30-2009, 08:04 PM   #32
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Man rule #173: If you are in the market to buy a house, and you stuble apon one with a bar installed, said man must purchase the property without hesitation.
I may have been 5 at the time, but that is exactly how my parents ended up in their current house. It was a sweet old 3 barrel bar with barrel seats with leather trim, absolutely beautiful. We lost it in a house fire but replaced it with a nice cherry wood and brace piece

And now to the thread! I love your set up, I am at least a year away from building my bar but I love reading this threads there's so much to be inspired by.
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Old 05-07-2009, 02:35 AM   #33
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Thanks guys! I'm looking forward to seeing all of your bars (hint cough hint hint wink nudge)!

A little bit of progress. Been slow lately due to real work





Put another another coat of poly, also poly'd the beer gutter, just need to glue and screw it to the bar top now. I also got all of my barstools in and managed to get a few pieces of 'flair' on the wall. Things I've been hanging onto for years with the hopes of making a bar someday. That photo of the last B's game at the garden comes in second to the home bar license. It was my pepe's, (RIP). My grandma bought it for him back in 1972 for the bar he had in his basement. I'm finding that decorating the area around the bar is almost as much fun as making the bar itself. Great project overall!

Fridge door construction got pushed back. Hoping to get to it early next week now!

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Old 05-19-2009, 02:13 PM   #34
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Bar is ALMOST complete (just need to polyurethane one piece of trim and a door) and is functioning!



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You can see the weather stripping on the hinge side of the door is getting mangled when the door closes, I need to figure this out. I am picking up a wireless thermometer soon so I can see how cold the fridge is actually getting. I have the fridge set on 3 (out of 8) and it feels plenty cold to me, but I want to find out the exact temp.

Fridge cycles once every couple of hours. So far, I'm optimistic. Beer is carbing right now, should be pouring my first pint within a week!

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Old 05-19-2009, 03:27 PM   #35
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Nice work, beautiful bar! On that fridge, I'd highly recommend a coat of poly on the floor, or a coat of paint that will stand up to the moisture. I've been amazed at how dirty the bottom of my kegerator gets just from the occasional drips and dirt.

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TwoHeadsBrewing, thanks for the suggestion. I'll throw some poly down on it when I finish up the trim!

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Is that a pic of the Boston Garden? If so, GOOD MAN!

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Old 05-19-2009, 05:34 PM   #38
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Very Nice, This is what I hope to someday end up with in my basement to replcae teh existing keezer.

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Joe you know it is The B's broke my heart again this year...so next year it is!

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