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Old 05-16-2008, 05:10 PM   #101
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The top is indeed attached to the lid, and it's pretty damn heavy, but the hinges don't seem to have a problem with the extra load. Of course, the springs are no where near strong enough to hold it open, so I have a prop I put in when moving kegs around.

Let me know if you have any other questions, or if you need photos of specific details.

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Thanks, I did see a picture of it propped open in another thread (after I posted the question). Here is my plan (only in my head at this point). I only have a 5 cu.ft. freezer. I'm going to put it on casters so I can move it. What I think will be unconventional on mine is to put the faucets on the back of the freezer (through the collar). I'm also thinking about adding cabinets on either side that will be open from the back (to store CO2 tank, etc). Hopefully this will also help to alleviate the problem of heat build up. My hopes with this design are that I will have a nice looking "island" bar that people can sit around the front and sides, while I can serve beer from the back. When people aren't over I can move it back against a wall with just enough space to get at the taps for a beer after work. In most designs I've seen with the taps on the collar, they are in front which doesn't really allow for people to sit around and play cards or whatever. I think for the top I'll make something that is not permanently affixed to the lid, but can be lifted off. My only concern about the functionality of this design is wether the tap handles will be in the way when opening the freezer lid. I've also thought about putting a tower above one of the cabinets to solve the problem of the lid/tap, but I just don't feel like dealing with a tower right now. Guess I should start taking pictures of the project!


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Old 05-17-2008, 12:58 AM   #102
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So a small update. I added the internal ducting to control the distribution of air capacity, and in a wonderfully unplanned occurrence they ended up perfectly lined up to the side vent walls.



Next up - finishing the sides!!!



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Old 05-17-2008, 01:00 AM   #103
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My hopes with this design are that I will have a nice looking "island" bar that people can sit around the front and sides, while I can serve beer from the back.
That sounds pretty cool! Be sure to start a thread with photos when you start building.

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Old 05-17-2008, 01:07 AM   #104
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So a small update. I added the internal ducting to control the distribution of air capacity, and in a wonderfully unplanned occurrence they ended up perfectly lined up to the side vent walls.
so apparently that BJ you gave god is working out huh? jk lolz. you are one lucky son of a bee sting.... keezer is lookin so good!
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:16 PM   #105
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I'm looking forward to the first pint pulled off it.
Here ya go - first pint has been pulled!

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Old 05-20-2008, 09:21 PM   #106
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Does that mean that the party's this weekend?

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Here ya go - first pint has been pulled!

Looking mighty fine!!! Now pass me that beer!
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I see a new (read: finished) prop for pics

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Nah - it's not done yet. Sides still need to be made. Soon, brother. Soon.
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Nah - it's not done yet. Sides still need to be made. Soon, brother. Soon.
At least somebody is paying attention to my needs today Thank you sir!


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