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Old 05-25-2012, 03:00 AM   #1
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Default Keezer hinge help..

I am a terible wood worker but decided to try a super simple keezer build.

Sure enough I hit a snag right away.

I was hoping I'd be lucky and the hinges would line up where I could use the existing holes in the freezer or I'd wind up in the wood.

Of course I wound up right between and don't know if I can drill into the freezer here or if I should drill into the hinge making new holes to get me in the wood of the collar.

What do you suggest when this happens?

I really apreciate any advise because my build is stuck here until I figure it out.


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Old 05-25-2012, 03:18 AM   #2
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So you needed a taller collar?

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Old 05-25-2012, 03:25 AM   #3
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Sink your first two screws (top), drill holes for two more below. Then screw away.

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Toss this one and build another one....I hope I don't have to do that.

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Sink your first two screws (top), drill holes for two more below. Then screw away.
This is what I was leaning towards but just wasn't sure if drilling there was ok.
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I have the exact same situation. I plan to drill new holes in the hinges. I wouldn't drill into the freezer.

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i highly doubt cooling coils are running there, but the easiest thing would be to drill into the wood and then drill into the hinge and into the wood, creating 4 screw holes. You can buy heavier duty screws at home depot as well if you'd like. It will work out fine.

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This is what I was leaning towards but just wasn't sure if drilling there was ok.
It'll be just fine.
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What about using the bottom holes as they are and putting in a little steel plate extender for the top? Then just attach the plate to the hinge and to the lid. I used these for my keezer (for another purpose) http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...word=nail+stop. I just cut off the ends and got a cheap steel plate.

ETA: you could also go with the doublehinged approach. Leave the hinge attached to the freezer and then attach it to the collar. Get some cheap door hinges and attach the lid to the collar. This is what I did and really like only having to lift the lid when checking on things but having the option to flip the entire collar up when moving kegs in and out...you'd be surprised how much of a difference that few inches makes when you're lifting a full keg!

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