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Old 09-03-2011, 01:49 PM   #1
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Default Kingmatt's Keezer Build

So I have decided to build a 3 tap keezer. Actually, I bought a complete 3 tap keezer off Craigslist a few weeks back only to have the freezer konk out on me shortly after plugging it in

The good news is that for the price I paid ($300) I still made out on the deal because I was able to salvage 3 Perlick stainless steel faucets, shanks, the three-way manifold, regulator, 5lb CO2 tank, quick connects for 3 kegs, temp control, coffin and the reclaimed wood he had used to skirt the frame

So, I bought a 1 year old 5.1 CF GE chest freezer off Craigslist (insuring it worked ahead of time of course) for $75 and began my foray into the wonderful world of keezer building

I will post pics as I complete various stages for anyone interested!


So far, I have built a 1X8 collar to raise the height of the freezer to hold 3 cornies, attached it to the freezer with heavy duty construction adhesive and caulked:



I also had to build a small shelf for the bottom since I couldn't fit two cornies down there and had to extend the compressor box to fit two on the top:


I'm also planning on adding 1 inch pink insulation board to go around the inside of the collar.

So far things are going smoothly (knock on wood)!

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Old 09-03-2011, 01:51 PM   #2
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Looking good so far!

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Outside Frame is built:



I'm not attaching the frame to the freezer so it is lighter and easier to move in pieces. I also left a 2 in gap all the way around the freezer to allow for ventilation.

Now off to watch my Nittany Lions win their opener!

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Your building a cabinet around her, so you might just as well throw a coffin on top and give it some character!

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Your building a cabinet around her, so you might just as well throw a coffin on top and give it some character!
That's the plan!
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Got a little more work done yesterday before the picnic and was able to trim out the fram with pine:





Next I will be filling in the middle panels with the reclaimed boards I got off the keezer I bought...

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Added the reclaimed boards to the middle panels (I pre-stained these):



Here is a close up of the reclaimed boards (I think they may have been from an old barn or something):



Next I will be filling in the nail holes, sanding and staining the pine trim to match the reclaimed boards. After that it's on to the lid!

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Looks great....love the reclaimed boards. They look line old barn siding, which is cool as hell! Keep up the great work.

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Looks great....love the reclaimed boards. They look line old barn siding, which is cool as hell! Keep up the great work.
Thanks, it won't be as nice as yours but I think it is turning out pretty good so far!
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It's already turning out great. Keep up the good work. I started working on homemade tap handles yesterday out of cedar branches. Not sure how I feel about them yet, but my wife hates them. Jump onto my thread when you get a chance and let me know what you think. I need all the feedback I can get. They will look much better finish sanded and with several coats of poly.

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