Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Keezer Collar Question?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-01-2010, 04:16 PM   #1
goose1873
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Erie, PA
Posts: 675
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default Keezer Collar Question?

So I bought a new 7.0GE freezer and am building the collar out of 1x4 PVC board 2 boards thick with 1" foam sandwiched in between. It is actually quite lite and should work very well....but I am in need of a good method to attach the collar to the lid. I was looking for Bobby M's build since its a very similar design. (1x4 board attached to collar...)

also should i remove the weather stripping from the lid (how?) and attach it to the bottom of the collar or just cut it off and use something else?

as always...thanks in advance!

__________________

You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.
----Frank Zappa

goose1873 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-01-2010, 04:22 PM   #2
Catt22
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 4,998
Liked 57 Times on 55 Posts
Likes Given: 51

Default

I would leave the seal attached to the lid and use some rope type weatherstripping caulk to attach the collar to the freezer body.

This is the weather stripping caulk stuff: http://www.hardwareandtools.com/M-D-...y-3439247.html

That's the way I did it and it works very well. The rope weather stripping caulk is also easy to remove if you should desire to do so later on down the road. There's at least a couple of other threads on this subject if you want to check out some other suggestions.

__________________
Catt22 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-01-2010, 04:25 PM   #3
goose1873
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Erie, PA
Posts: 675
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

I don't want it attached to the body...It's a PITA and much easier to have the taps/beer lines all lift out of the way when adding/removing kegs. It is light and will not give the hinges any problem.

I know many people have done this...just not sure how...

__________________

You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.
----Frank Zappa

goose1873 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-01-2010, 04:28 PM   #4
Catt22
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 4,998
Liked 57 Times on 55 Posts
Likes Given: 51

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by goose1873 View Post
I don't want it attached to the body...It's a PITA and much easier to have the taps/beer lines all lift out of the way when adding/removing kegs. It is light and will not give the hinges any problem.

I know many people have done this...just not sure how...
I disagree, but do it any way you like. Good luck with it!
__________________
Catt22 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-01-2010, 05:33 PM   #5
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 22,004
Liked 966 Times on 646 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

I really like my lid-attached collar. I wouldn't do it any other way.

I have three videos that detail how I did it, www.youtube.com/bobbyfromnj

__________________
BrewHardware.com
Sightglass, Refractometer, Ball Valve, Weldless bulkhead, Thermometer, Decals, Stainless Steel Fittings, Compression Fittings, Camlock Quick Disconnects, Scale, RIMS tube, Plate Chiller, Chugger Pump, Super Clear Silicone Tubing, and more!

New Stuff?
Bobby_M is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-01-2010, 05:50 PM   #6
DirtyPolock
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 296
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I attached my lid to the collar. I used a thin piece of plywood (since I used that to replace the plastic cover on the inside of the lid) and used liquid nails to glue it to the lid, then more liquid nails to glue the collar to the plywood. I used a 1x8 collar and the hinges hold up great.

I agree with Goose1873 and Bobby M in that it is great to have it attached to the lid and not the body. It makes removing and adding kegs much easier.

__________________
Primary #1: Cascade/Willamette APA
Primary #2: Air
Secondary #1: Belgian Dark Strong

Tap #1: Dubbel Red Balls
Tap #2: Honey Brown Ale
Tap #3: BierMuncher's Outer Limits IPA
Tap #4: Penn Dark Clone 1.0

Conditioning in Kegs: Pollinated porter

Bottled/Drinking: AHS Old School IPA; Apfelwein 1/22/10

Not just any keezer build...It's my keezer build | Don't fear the StarSan Foam, a math explanation
DirtyPolock is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-01-2010, 10:14 PM   #7
goose1873
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Erie, PA
Posts: 675
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Bobby thanks for he link. My freezer is a little different but i get the idea. Thoughts on just building a whole new lid? Seems like it might work well...

__________________

You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.
----Frank Zappa

goose1873 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-01-2010, 10:18 PM   #8
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 22,004
Liked 966 Times on 646 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

I know it's possible, but the stock lid has almost 2" of rigid foam insulation already.

__________________
BrewHardware.com
Sightglass, Refractometer, Ball Valve, Weldless bulkhead, Thermometer, Decals, Stainless Steel Fittings, Compression Fittings, Camlock Quick Disconnects, Scale, RIMS tube, Plate Chiller, Chugger Pump, Super Clear Silicone Tubing, and more!

New Stuff?
Bobby_M is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Keezer Collar Kplum DIY Projects 3 03-22-2010 02:48 PM
keezer w/ extended collar? Jersh DIY Projects 2 02-05-2010 12:36 PM
Quick Keezer/Collar Question jmkratt DIY Projects 12 01-26-2010 03:15 PM
keezer collar sealer/mildew question chainsawbrewing DIY Projects 6 05-28-2009 02:35 AM
Keezer Collar Question BrothersTrout DIY Projects 11 07-26-2008 02:49 PM