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Piney 08-15-2011 10:44 PM

keezer questions
 
I have 18.5 inches in my freezer from my hump to top. If I use a 1" X 8" collar, I should have around 26.5 inches. A soda keg is 23 inches. Is that enough room? Trying to keep collar small because I will attach it to freezer and only hing the lid. Another question, as far as a drip tray is concerned - I saw a three hole drip tray. Does this kind get mounted to the faucets for support? Is that a good or bad idea? Thanks in advance. Getting ready to go all grain and keezer !!!!

Fantastical 08-16-2011 07:49 PM

3 inches for the line above the keg should be enough. If you have the kegs lying around do a measure yourself to be sure. If not leave some room for error.

As for the drip tray I'm not sure what most people do. I would be weary of mounting it to a keezer. I have not had good luck drilling wholes in freezers..... I've heard that some people use strong magnets. I'm sure some sort of adhesive would work well too. For now I don't even have a drip tray. Maybe I'll give making one a try sometime...

schmoe 08-16-2011 07:55 PM

My drip tray is a stainless steel mud pan. I used 3 or 4 hard drive magnets and just stuck it to the side.
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053

Catt22 08-16-2011 08:00 PM

I glued a section of 1 X 3 to the freezer and then hung the drip tray from screws in the wood. Worked just fine for me:

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6057/...0bc76f8c_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5159/...9a0cff78_z.jpg

A side benefit to using the 1 x 3 is that it centers the drip tray more directly under the taps. I roughed up the paint on the freezer with sandpaper and used Gorilla Glue to attach it. A little tub and tile adhesive caulk around the edge of the wood gave it a more finished appearance.

Changeduser123 08-17-2011 12:41 AM

FYI, 1"x8" is actually 0.75"x7.25".

Seven 08-17-2011 02:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Piney (Post 3174557)
I have 18.5 inches in my freezer from my hump to top. If I use a 1" X 8" collar, I should have around 26.5 inches. A soda keg is 23 inches. Is that enough room?

Put a keg on the hump, attach the quick disconnects and hoses, and measure it. Those disconnects and hoses can add quite a bit of height to your keg. My lid closed fine when the keg wasn't hooked up... but not when I connected the hoses. I had to carve some insulation out of my keezer lid to get the lid to close properly with a keg on the hump.

Chia 08-17-2011 03:21 AM

your eight inches is not eight and you may have a half inch of drop down off your lid. +1 to put a keg in with a disconnect and measure, but i would go with a 10" to be on the safe side. also your lines are going to go up a little.

Piney 08-17-2011 12:15 PM

what are hard drive magnets?

day_trippr 08-17-2011 12:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Piney (Post 3178715)
what are hard drive magnets?

Magnets from a computer hard drive...

Cheers!

schmoe 08-17-2011 01:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Piney (Post 3178715)
what are hard drive magnets?

They are rare earth magnets. Much stronger than your typical fridge magnet and much smaller.


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