lukeaj....check out my keezer build for ideas about how to incorporate safety straps into your keezer, so you don't have to prop the top up against the wall to hold it open. My top is very heavy and before I incorporated the safety straps, I had to prop the top against something or it would either destroy the hinges or tip the entire unit over. Once you find your balance point with the ratchet straps, you anchor them from the bottom surface of the top and to the inside of your lower cabinet. That way you wont run the risk of denting your walls....the straps hold the lid from opening too far and with it properly balanced, there is little torque on the hinges. My thread is very long, but the ratchet strap idea that I incorporated is no page 12 of my thread in my signature line. Just a thought to help you out.
Originally Posted by lukeaj
I used the old hinges, so they open. I pull it out from the wall a bit and put a towel on top between the wall and the tower to hold it open for me. It is heavy. I put some plywood under the tile on bottom so the lid would not flex and break it all off.