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Old 04-07-2010, 01:52 AM   #11
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Thats one fancy Keezer man! Great work. Love the use of trim


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Old 04-07-2010, 04:02 PM   #12
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Nice work - liking it

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Old 04-07-2010, 05:36 PM   #13
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Looks great. I am starting to work on something similar. I have a question on your base. How did you attach the shorter 2x4's to the other 2x4's that have the casters on them? I cant see if you used screws and it does not look like you mortised them.

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Old 04-07-2010, 08:24 PM   #14
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Looks great. I am starting to work on something similar. I have a question on your base. How did you attach the shorter 2x4's to the other 2x4's that have the casters on them? I cant see if you used screws and it does not look like you mortised them.
Mizuno, I used pocket joints in the shorter 2x4's. the pocket joint tool that i have iscalled a Kreg tool. they are a very handle jig to have for this and tons of other projects around the house.
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:39 PM   #15
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That's a great looking keezer. The top trim around the coffin will allow for the faucets to close? I'm designing my coffin now, and am noticing that my Perlicks need almost an entirely flat surface to mount on, all the way to the top of the tap handles.

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Old 04-07-2010, 08:45 PM   #16
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That's a great looking keezer. The top trim around the coffin will allow for the faucets to close? I'm designing my coffin now, and am noticing that my Perlicks need almost an entirely flat surface to mount on, all the way to the top of the tap handles.
yes they will close all the way. this is one of the reasons i added the layer of trim around the tap holes. i clamped everything together several times and tested for clearance on the tap handles and they close the way i have it now. it was a win-win because i think that extra trim added a lot to the overall look of the coffin.
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:14 PM   #17
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ahhh...yes, I see that now. Great idea. Got me thinking along those lines now.

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Old 04-07-2010, 09:17 PM   #18
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Thanks. I will have to look into one of those as I always have projects going on around the house.

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Old 04-08-2010, 01:14 AM   #19
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in previous posts i showed the insulated PVC that i made to run the beer lines through and the hinged back door to access it. it looked good on paper and in theory, but was impossible in practice. the hinged door is useless because there isnt enough room inside the coffin to do anything. once that PVC monster is in there, its not going anywhere. it gave me all kinds of trouble when i was trying to get the taps lined up, in the holes, the bolts tightened, and the beer lines attached. after 30 frustrating minutes i decided to ditch the PVC. now the back door serves it purpose and i can easily access the back of the taps if i need to. i folded up some of the insulation and lined the walls of the coffin with it. my coffin is very small, so i figured this would be just as good as using the PVC. i have a muffin fan that i am going to put in to circulate the air, so i think i'll be fine. i'm open to suggestions if anyone see any holes in my theory. i would show a pic, but i forgot to take one while i was in there and i dont want to get back in. now you know.

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Old 04-08-2010, 01:15 AM   #20
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i got my 3 way (giggity) put together and all the fittings attached. someday i will upgrade these. they are very cheap but they are dispensing beer just fine i promise

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