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Old 04-04-2013, 08:31 PM   #1
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Default Here's a cheap but attractive way to mount drip tray to keezer.

After buying the commonly-used 19.5" drip tray from barproducts.com, I scoured Home Depot and found some shelf mounting brackets for $7 per pair that work great, and the "Titanium" finish matches the SS pretty well.

Then, 1" diam x 1/8" thick magnets (amazon) were epoxied to the back. To prevent sliding, a 3" strip of cheapo double-sided scotch tape did the trick. Simply using clear silicone instead of magnets would have been a lot cheaper but oh well.

By the way, it's REALLY solid.

Hope this helps others trying to do the same!


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Old 04-04-2013, 08:54 PM   #2
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I like this!! Those brackets look really great, like they were made just for this job, and the price is great.

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Old 04-05-2013, 01:39 AM   #3
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Excellent - well worth looking out for.

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Pretty snazzy. Good job!

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Is this glued on to fridge.

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Is this glued on to fridge.
No. Silicone would have been the cheap and easy way to do it, but I wasn't sure what it would do to the finish if I ever removed it, or even if the finish would be strong enough to glue something to. So I epoxied 3 magnets onto each bracket. But if you simply use magnets, you'll find it easy slips downward, so I stuck a little piece of scotch 2-sided tape to each one, only to give enough friction that it won't slide down the freezer.

The tray is nice and snug in the brackets, yet still comes out easily for cleaning. Worked great!
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What happens when someone sets her icy mug on it? Will it topple off or will the magnets hold it? If it's sturdy like that, I may have to go this direction. Looks great!

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Rare earth magnets?

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What happens when someone sets her icy mug on it? Will it topple off or will the magnets hold it? If it's sturdy like that, I may have to go this direction. Looks great!
The magnets are strong enough to hold at least a few beers. But now after a few weeks, it started slipping downward, which isnt the fault of the magnets. Rather, the 2-sided tape wasn't enough. It's a common problem, but I don't have a solution yet.

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aka neodymium magnets.
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I wonder if you could take the filler off the inside of the door and that way you could put a magnet inside and outside to sandwhich the door just in that little area (put filler back in once magnet is there) and that should hold. Especially with a good size RE magnet.

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