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Old 08-17-2013, 04:25 AM   #1
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I finally started my dream of building a bar. Recruited my friend who is really handy and has had some great ideas. I'll keep the pictures and posts coming as we continue to build. We are aiming to have this done for our fantasy football draft in two weeks. Thank you to all of HBT I have looked at a lot of posts to get ideas and asked a lot of questions. In the end I am going with an under counter keezer design similiar to the billy build with the slides.

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Old 08-17-2013, 04:26 AM   #2
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Who needs google sketch when you have painters tape...

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We got most of the draining done tonight. I have a 7.1 Haier chest freezer. Fits 3 kegs co2 and nitro tank.

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Today we hit a snag took us about four hours just to get the slides for the freezer to pull out properly. For some reason they kept jamming at the half way point of closing.

Frustrating but we finally got it. Here it is in action.

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Bad news we only had 24" slides and it didn't provide enough clearance for the lid to open. Today we had to back track...returned old slides and bought 28" slides which give a ton of room to open the freezer lid. Put those in and ran some electrical outlets and will now call it quits until mid-week.

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Cool idea. Will the slides be supporting all the weight of the keezer or do you have some rollers under there too?

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Cool idea. Will the slides be supporting all the weight of the keezer or do you have some rollers under there too?
The slides support it all. They are rated to 220#. The freezer weighs about 60, the wood frame probably another 60, so should be good with three kegs and tanks. I stood on it this weekend and we tested it sliding in and out and had no issues so we should be good.....I hope.
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Looking good so far! I will be watching this!

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The slides support it all. They are rated to 220#. The freezer weighs about 60, the wood frame probably another 60, so should be good with three kegs and tanks. I stood on it this weekend and we tested it sliding in and out and had no issues so we should be good.....I hope.
Seems like you're exceeding 220. Full corny kegs will be anywhere from 45-50# each (i just weighed one of my full kegs and it's 49.5#). That'll put you at around 150 + 120 = 270 not counting the tank. Am I misunderstanding something?
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No you may be right I just started adding this up as well. But with me (160#) in the chest freezer I had no problems. The only thing I may need to consider is externally mounting the tanks which would be ok or making a brace of some sort under the freezer if I keep the tanks in. Without tanks I assume ill be right at limit.

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