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Old 01-25-2011, 12:09 AM   #11
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That looks damn good but not near as good as those slabs of ribs in your avatar. I see you also appreciate homebrew and smoked goodness. Cheers!

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Old 01-25-2011, 02:52 AM   #12
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Very nice KCBrewer.

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Old 01-25-2011, 11:54 AM   #13
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I guess no parts of the 'guts' from the fridge will set the wood on fire? Neat.

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I'm really interested in relocating the internals of a fridge and making that working in a new enclosure.... I havent really seen that before and it is an awesome idea. I want to tear apart a few full sized refrigerators and make a walk-in now. Hahahaa

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Looks good! The step-by-step instructions on setting up the cooling system are really helpful! I hope to be doing something like this in the near future.

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Old 01-25-2011, 04:45 PM   #16
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2 Home Depot buckets will hold a full grain bag and at around $3 ea are a bargain.
Yeah, I've seen people using those. My issue is that I currently have over 500lbs of grain, so that would take around 20 buckets, which would be cheap enough, just very bulky. The other issue is I really want something that can be stacked, but still accessed without having to move around buckets to get into the one on the bottom.

AZScoob put up a post yesterday about costco having the vittles vaults stackables for $25 yesterday, so I need to get there and see if it's the same locally.

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That looks damn good but not near as good as those slabs of ribs in your avatar. I see you also appreciate homebrew and smoked goodness. Cheers!
Thanks, smoking meats is one of my other favorite things to do.

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I guess no parts of the 'guts' from the fridge will set the wood on fire? Neat.
No worry of fire. The only thing that gets hot is the defrost burner, which is surrounded by an aluminum pan. All of the wood will be covered with the composite paneling from HD in the link I posted above.

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Looks good! The step-by-step instructions on setting up the cooling system are really helpful! I hope to be doing something like this in the near future.
I'm glad it helps. I've got another junk fridge at work that I've yet to do anything with yet, so I'll try to take some pics for you so you can see how easy it is to remove. It takes about 30 minutes to get everything out. Basically they assemble the refrigeration system, then it is all mounted from the back side of the fridge. There is a rectangle opening on the back that the coil slides into and is then folded forward.

Thanks again for the compliments everyone. I should have more to post soon. I did a little more last night, but got distracted (kids homework) so I'm hoping to make some real progress tonight.
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Subscribing to this thread SO hard right now.


Also, 500lbs of grain!?


I would be very intrested in a fridge gutting pictorial. If you do it please link it from this thread as well!

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Definitely want to see what happens with this...

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Awesome start! Definitely something a lot of people on here aspire to.

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I made some progress last night. I'm not sure if I'll be completely ready for Saturday's brew, but I'm trying hard. How I end up doing the doors will probably make or break the time frame.

I overlooked how the mounting for the thermostat housing had to be done, which ended up taking more time than I expected since it had to be recessed. I didn't realize the light bulb and defrost timer had to be recessed as well, but I got it in. I still need to box in around it, but that's no problem.

This it fit into the underlayment I used for a backing behind the paneling.



From the back



Paneling cut and ready. This stuff is great. Very tough with a hard, slick surface and it's cut easily wth a skil saw and jig saw. Wear a mask and goggles though. It has fiberglass in it and makes a really fine dust that irritated my lungs badly the first time I worked with it and didn't wear a mask.



And a shot from the top with it all mounted up.



Next was to finish running the drain line and lining the inside of the evaporator coil housing.



Added some insulation.



With the back paneling installed.



The sides and top got 1/4" luan (underlayment) installed which gave the paneling some strength and a nice smoot surface to glue to. All of the paneling was installed using spray glue that comes in an aerosol can. This is the side ready for the paneling to be glued on.



Now for the side that circulates air into the fermentation chamber. I used a piece of 3" PVC for the return air.



I am using these 3" pvc strainers to give it a nice finished look. They fit inside 3" pipe.

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