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Old 06-30-2011, 01:59 AM   #11
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Thanks JackCrank

Nothing is going to put yous to shame Hoppopotomus. I'm glad you like it though. The problem I'm having is where the hinge attaches to the freezer. The freezer is bending and the lid is pushing back. I'm not sure if it is from the weight of the lid or the support lifts I installed. I have some pictures of it and I'll post them later.

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Old 06-30-2011, 02:08 AM   #12
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Thanks Rekoob

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Even though I'm going to feel like an idiot I have to ask: how did you do those screw wells? Is there a tool to start it or are you just that awesome?
I'm definitely not that good. I forget what the name of the machine is but I have a picture of us using it. You just place your board and step on the foot pedal and in 2 seconds your hole is drilled. A really cool machine.
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Old 06-30-2011, 02:33 AM   #13
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More pictures,

Here I am placing the oak moulding around the top of the tower. I don't have any pictures of us placing the moulding on the countertop but it basically is the same except larger.

I used corian for the top and that's also what is going in for the countertop. This picture shows everything dry fitted.

The next picture shows everything sanded and i just set the top on the base to see how it was looking. I didn't take any pictures of it but there are some trim pieces inside the tower that is going to fit the cut edge of the corian countertop and that is why it looks like it is sitting about a half inch off of the plywood. It will sit flush with the corian countertop.

The next picture shows the side view. You can also see that I routed out the space for the drip tray so it will sit flush with the corian counterop too. I placed a cut piece of scrap wood to use as a spacer to get the height of the drip tray just right.

And the other side

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Old 06-30-2011, 02:51 AM   #14
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Now we are ready to stain. I used Dark Golden Oak from Mohawk for the stain. My wife liked the way it was looking so much that she offered to help me stain it. Sweet!

Another picture of us staining.

All done! front view with the countertops and the drip tray all dry fitted.

Side shot

Back shot

This is where we stopped. This took us 2.5 days to get to this point. The rest of the week we spent tubing down the river, sailing in the lake, and hiking in the Grand Canyon. We also tried out some of the bars and my favorite was Handlebars in Apache Junction, AZ. The bartender / owner is named Jeff (I'm pretty sure that's his name) and he was really cool about letting us sample the beers. He has about 20 beers on tap and he knows a lot about beers. We talked about beer brewing and I told him about my keezer build. A really neat place.

When the week was over I rented a U-Haul trailer and hauled this thing back to Missouri to finish it.

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Old 06-30-2011, 03:01 AM   #15
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top notch work! excellent job!

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Old 06-30-2011, 03:11 AM   #16
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This picture shows a couple coats of the clear semi-gloss polyurethane from Minwax.

These are the fans I'm using. They are 4" In-line duct fans from Home Depot that I bought online. I think they were around $14 each. One fan will be blowing into the tower while the other will be blowing back into the freezer. The other hole is a short piece of PVC pipe that the beer lines and thermometer will go through.

This is my sad picture that I don't really want to show you. I trying to place the countertop on top of the base cabinet and I must not have had it centered because this end fell into the base and a piece of the moulding chipped out. This upset me quite a bit but I plan on trying to fix it later. I bought some Elmer's wood repair. I'm going to try that on a piece of scrap wood and see what that looks like finished and stained. If anybody has an idea let me know.

I bought four hand carved hard wood corbels off of Amazon for $30 each. This is what they looked liked stained.

And this is how it looks with all three coats of polyurethane. Time to move this into the house and put the freezer in.

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Old 06-30-2011, 03:28 AM   #18
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The first picture showing the hinges hooked back up to the freezer and the support lifts installed that I picked up from O'Reily's for $22 each. The guy told me they were rated for 70 pounds each although I can't find anything about that on the packaging. This picture also shows one of my problems. I never noticed this until I was going through my pictures to post on this forum. When I attached the lid to the plywood in Arizona I didn't have the freezer with me. I didn't realize the walls were so thick and the washers are hitting the walls. I don't think this is a huge problem because I placed a flashlight in the freezer and with the lid closed you can just barely see a sliver of light in the back. Its been running now for three weeks and the inside wall of the freezer are wet but there is now water pooling up on the floor. I plan on getting some of the damp rid.

A close-up of the support lift

the wiring from the love controller

The back of the keezer where the wires are going to go

Everything all wired up. I used connectors on all the wires going to the outlet and light switch so I could take the board off disconnect the wires to give me more room if needed. Although it doesn't look like it, I really tried to be neat and tidy with my wiring.

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These pictures show the insulation of the tower. Here is a good picture of the trim pieces inside the tower that were holding it up off of the plywood earlier.

I bought a sheet of insulation from Lowes or Home Depot and cut it to size and just started layering the pieces in and taping the seams. The hole for the fan and the hole for the beer lines merge as they go to the top.

All the insulation in place except for the top cover

I drilled a hole in the lid of a small spice container, filled the container with water, inserted the thermometer in through the hole in the lid and sealed it with silicone. Hopefully this will slow the on and off times of the fans.

the top of the insulation on.

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Getting late but I'll try and get the rest of the pictures up Friday or Saturday

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