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Old 04-29-2011, 04:11 PM   #11
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Right on. Thanks for the breakdown. I plan on building one this summer for my birthday present to myself and these threads really help out.

I know it adds up quickly but you have one awesome keezer to be very proud of.

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Old 04-29-2011, 04:14 PM   #12
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Excellent work, might be the nicest collar keezer I have seen. Cheers!

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Old 04-29-2011, 04:21 PM   #13
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beautiful!! I'm working on mine this weekend... how did you attach the collar to the keezer body?

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Old 04-29-2011, 06:57 PM   #14
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Very Nice! Great innovation with the aluminum siding.

Replacing the stock lid handle with your own wooden one is a nice touch. The stock one sticks out and can interfere with the tap handles if we are unlucky.

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Old 04-29-2011, 07:35 PM   #15
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"beautiful!! I'm working on mine this weekend... how did you attach the collar to the keezer body?"

I was going to attach the collar to the chest freezer, but I after more thinking, I decided not to. The weight of the collar keeps it secure. What keeps the collar on the chest freezer are the walnut strips I cut and secured to the bottom. The strips of walnut form a groove for the collar and chest freezer to meet.

Having the lid unattached was nice when I did the electrical work, I was able to just tuck the cords up under the groove and into the pink foam insulation.
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:21 PM   #16
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One note of caution with the aluminum covering for the inside collar: the aluminum covering and top lid should be flush with each other on the lip of the collar.

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Any aluminum that can be seen when the lid is closed will give off condensation. This is because the aluminum that is inside the keezer is about 38F, and the outside is much warmer. I keep this keezer in my garage were temps get warm, and I noticed a bit of condensation on the edge. In the futue, I would have made these two edges flush.

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Old 04-30-2011, 09:31 PM   #17
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Wow ... I'm not normally a sucker for dark woods, but that walnut looks really great ... I'll be returning to this thread as I finish mine.

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Old 05-01-2011, 09:30 PM   #18
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Walnut is expensive, I was lucky and found these pieces at a reuse center. Some guy saves wood from old buildings and barns. I'm happy that I spent the extra money. Thanks for al the feedback.

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Old 05-05-2011, 03:01 AM   #19
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This is awesome. Well done.

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Old 05-05-2011, 02:03 PM   #20
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Hey Easy, how did you make the molding for the sides of the collar?

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