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Old 01-26-2014, 08:52 PM   #1
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Default Koncrete Keezer Build.

Well after months of lurking and reading every keezer thread I decided to try and build my own. I would love to have an in doors keezer but there was no room so I went with the next best thing. My keezer will be built with 4 taps outside (main unit) and 2 taps inside ( 3 foot run). I want it to match a BBQ Island that I built 7 years ago so it will have a stucco coating with a Saltillo Tile top. Let the project begin.

I decided to purchase the Frigidaire 8.8 from Lowes do to it being on sale.

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Old 01-26-2014, 09:09 PM   #3
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I decided to post pictures of what I am hoping to match. The Keezer will not be attached to the BBQ Island but within a few feet to make entertaining a breeze.

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I decided to build it next to our sliding glass door so that I could run an easy beer line into the house when the weather is not perfect. I tried to find a photo of the spot but failed to take one early. If you look at the potted plant in the photo next to the metal fence, that's the Keezers new home.

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I was lucky and already had electric where I needed it but ran another box up higher so that it will be available when needed. Next was to cut a hole in my house ( little scary but what's the big deal about drilling a 4 inch hole in your house. I drilled into my slab which I poured years ago (6 inches deep in this spot) and added rebar for support. It was getting late but decided to get the first couple rows of block going.

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Since this is my first Keezer build I am trying to think of the "what if's" prior to the next step. I almost forgot the water drain at the rear. The Keezer will be built a little bit off the ground and when done will be as water tight as I can possibly make it. I do realize that mother nature will take her toll on this project so I will do my best with what I have. I will be looking for the best outdoor cover possible if anyone has ideas. I drilled out two small drainage holes at the bottom

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I decided to build my Keezer 5 cinder blocks high so that when I add my coffin box the pours will be at the perfect height for me. I will be building a 6 inch collar (with help from a friend due to me not having a good wood saw) and have decided to build my own top and discard the original. I have never measured things 18 times prior to every cut but figured this might not be the project for mistakes. I added rebar on rows two and four to lock everything down. I then poured each hole with concrete ( not going anywhere ).

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Wow! I am so jealous of your outdoor kitchen. I'm excited to see how this turns out.

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Nice craftsmanship on the island! Consider caster under the keezer...they are quite useful. Also, not sure how hot Brentwood, CA gets, but you might consider some way to move air around the freezer....once that concrete warms up, it will force the freezer to work hard all day long....even a small continuous duty fan can make a huge difference.

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Pf, I'm in discovery bay. We should brew

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