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Old 11-01-2007, 06:24 PM   #1
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Yup, another keezer thread....

I got a 10% off coupon from homedepotmoving.com and decided to grab the $199 7.2cu freezer that they had. Its not the best freezer for this task but it will do what I need. If it was a tad wider you could fit 4 cornies in it, but I can only mange to get two in with a lot of wasted space. Guess I will use it to store bottles also.

The one nice thing about this freezer is there is a drain in it that is just the right size to get some tubing through it at the bottom. This way I can keep my co2 outside of the freezer.

Freezer: $199
Faucets and shanks: $60
Ranco Controller: $65
Wood/Stain/Silicone: $25


Anyways, I am not a wood worker. I would of killed for a miter saw to do this project but I had to use a jig saw with a metal blade on it. I prefer welding over nailing so working with wood is not my bread and butter. Luckily I did have a $10 air nailer from harbor freight laying around. I used 1x6 poplar pieces.

Ok, enough blah blah blah, here are the pics.

Out of the box:


Hinges removed:


Basic frame, I added more strips to the top rim later


Test fit:



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Old 11-01-2007, 06:26 PM   #2
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Next time I will just spray paint it:


L brackets were overkill, the collar is silicone/glued on very well


Pretty much done, just need to run the lines:



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Old 11-01-2007, 06:27 PM   #3
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Looks nice, but WTF you got a nail gun and no miter saw?

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question: is that collar always necessary? If I wanted to convert a chest freezer into a kegerator, is it too short, necessitating the collar? Or was that just a convenient place for the taps?

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Why are you only able to fit 2 kegs? I have a 7.0cu/ft and can fit four 5 gallon with a 2.5/3gallon keg on the hump for 5 kegs total. Just curious.

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Looks nice, but WTF you got a nail gun and no miter saw?
Yeah yeah yeah, I know...


Actually I could fit another keg on the hump, but its not wide enough to squeeze two on the hump.
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question: is that collar always necessary? If I wanted to convert a chest freezer into a kegerator, is it too short, necessitating the collar? Or was that just a convenient place for the taps?
The collar gives you a safe place to drill through. If you were to drill into the freezer, you might hit a line. Plus, if you stain the wood, it looks classy.
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The collar gives you a safe place to drill through. If you were to drill into the freezer, you might hit a line. Plus, if you stain the wood, it looks classy.
Plus plus if you need to resell the freezer or even just convert it back to a regular freezer all you need to do is remove the collar.
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You arent trying hard enough my friend. Either that or Magic Chef changed their design. Beerific and I both have the same 7.2 cubic feet keezer and we both can fit 4 cornies and a carboy on the hump. Great work on the collar though.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=39343

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Good to know. Looks like I'm gonna have to go hunting for chest freezer #3. Yeah, wife's gonna love that. She already gives me crap for having 2 CF's.

Anyone know whether this will fit 4 cornies?



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