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Old 06-25-2008, 06:21 PM   #1
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Default Keezer project coming along!!(New Pictures 10-6)


The top panel is 3/4" x 10.25" x 37" pine, hand sanded to a nice smoother finish. I stained it Maple with the polyurethane/stain in one mix and will be spray coating it with a few layers to more clear polyurethane.

I was so happy with the corner of the molding, I usually mess this stuff up so bad. I bought an extra 10ft of molding so that when I did mess up I didnt have to go to the store again. Figures I do it perfect on the first try this time.

So today I am drilling the hole in the lid and the top panel, then putting the final coats of polyurethane on. I received my Johnson control in the mail the other day and it works wonderfully. The freezer I picked up for 75$ out of the local classifieds. It cooled from 88dF to 32dF in 13 minutes and it stealth quite which is awsome. Obviously this is not Jesters Amazing Keezer (that right it got capitals!) But it will be able to be inside my new apt and not look like total crap when I move in a few months.

Now for a few things. I do not want to leave the top that enamel white, What do you guys think about adhesive vinyl tile? What about some black spray paint covered in polyurethane. I want something forgiving to moisture and any possible flexing of the top when someone leans on it or t gets lefted from a corner or something.
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Keep up the pictures. You are going to have one awesome keezer.

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So I mostly finished it up tonight. Before I mounted the board I put a circle of that self expanding insulation can foam down then put the board on, it made a wonderful seal. I mounted the board and the tower tonight and tomorrow I am going to get some vinyl adhesive tile to put down around the board. There are a few marks and scratches on the surface that I do not want to show up. Plus the wood on white is just ugly.

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So this is one of the dummy bolts. I could not mount the board on the back side because of where the rear wall of the freezer was. So I cut off the shafts on the rear bolts and used construction adhesive to mount them in the holes. First I filled the holes with spray insulation.

This is the finished product before the tower mounting. The hole through the wood and top was a pain in the ass. The hole saw that I had was super crappy and it took a while to get through the lid. The front bolts in this picture are real the rears are dummys

Everything went great with the tower, except that the hole in the wood and the lid was to small to fit my ball lock fitting through, So I chopped them off and reattached them once the lines where in. When I was mounting the wood for the final time I layed down a circle of spray insulation foam around the hole between the lid and the wood. This expanded great and will stop any air from escaping from the keezer without first going into the tower.

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The underside was a bit of a pain. I didnt want to take this liner out because the foam under it was crumbling easily. So the nuts and washers did not get as tight as they should of. But the tower bolts are anchoring both the tower and wood firmly in to the lid.

Today I am going to get some vinyl tile to lay down on the top of the lid. Its pretty grimey and scratched up. Now I just have to decide what kind or style of tile I want to put down.

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The tile sounds like a good idea. Are you going to try to do anything to tie it into the sides of the freezer? It might help to put some simple 90 degree edging around the edges so the vinyl tile isn't exposed (I'm thinking something like the plastic edging you put on corners where wallpaper ends). I'd be worried that the exposed vinyl would tend to pull up over time.

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Yeah I was thinking about that, with self adhesive tile if it gets a little dirt under the edge then its game over, the whole tile starts to peel up. I was thinking about the plastic clear corner guards for drywall, and using clear epoxy to hold it down.

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Well I went with the self adhesive tile and put it all around the top of the lid. I also, to protect the edges of the tile, put wooden 3/4" stained corner molding that matches the top. I tossed my keg of apfelwein in there and carbonated it and its great. Pictures tomorrow.

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Hmmm.... i wonder if my parents will let me do this to there freezer at their house. Since my bro and i both moved out 5 or 6 years ago...they never use the chest freezer anymore. It would prove to be a useful tool when we all end up back at the parents house for holidays and stuff to at least dispense commercial kegs and whatnot.

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So the top is basically finished. Self Adhesive tile top, with wooden stained and polyurethaned corner molding.
Not sure really what I want to do with the front and sides.
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