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Old 07-29-2012, 10:27 PM   #21
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Thanks, playa.

I got the tile down and the hinges set today. I can grout it tomorrow



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Old 07-30-2012, 12:09 AM   #22
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Good job! Really liked how you did your spacers. That was a great idea.

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Old 07-31-2012, 05:52 PM   #23
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Awesome Job! I have the same problem with my tap handles. their about 1/4 inch max away from my trim. That was the exact idea i was going to do with mine but havent gotten around to doing it yet.

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Old 07-31-2012, 07:16 PM   #24
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awesome finished build! love the spacers, looks great!

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Old 08-01-2012, 12:31 AM   #25
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Thanks.

I used a 1" hole saw that allowed a little play for the shanks in the holes. It allowed me to get the spacers centered without having to be so precise that my holes had to be exactly in the middle. I'm sure there is a very simple way to find the center, but I don't know what it is, so I just eyeballed them. It looks as if I'm probably going to still have to get the angle bonnets if I want to use larger tap handles.



I finished the grout today (I still need to clean it up)

I'm pretty much done now. If I had it to do over, I would not have used the old lid, I would have built one because the top is not level and there are some high and low spots in the tile. I was not sure that I had the skills to do that, but after building this, I'm pretty sure that I could handle it.

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Old 08-01-2012, 01:36 AM   #26
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It looks great. The high and low spots are somethingq only you will notice.

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Old 08-02-2012, 04:59 PM   #27
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I need to add a PSA to this thread...

If you buy a ready built manifold make sure that you retape all the fittings and tighten them all down before you install it.

I didn't think to check mine and lost about 10 lbs of CO2 the first night that I had it hooked up.

Even though I did the soapy water test, it turns out that I had two problems. I had a bad pressure relief valve so I replaced that with a brass plug (I figure the worst that can happen is I have a gas line blow). Once I did that, I redid the soapy water test again and saw that I had leaks at almost all of the places where they connected the brass to brass. Apparently I was losing enough pressure through the valve that the connections weren't leaking until I replaced the valve. I took it all apart and replaced the teflon tape and tightened it all up. when I was done I tested with soapy water and had no leaks. I turned off the valve on the gas cylinder last night just to be safe and it held pressurr all night, so I think I got it fixed.

It was about a $20 lesson learned the hard way...

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Looks great - nicely done!

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Beautiful job, I really like the tile you used! By the way, thanks for the info on the plywood to outer surfaces of the freezer. I haven't started to do the cabinetry part of my Keezer yet but knowing I can apply 1/4" plywood directly to the sides will save a lot of work - thanks!

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Thanks. I still need to add a drip tray and I am in the process of making some tap handles, but even as is it's putting out beer!

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