Originally Posted by ehopps1
I picked up the same exact freezer through Craigslist a few months ago. I really like your shelf idea, the wire ones leave something to be desired. How did you attach the steel angles to the wall of the freezer? Every time I try the corn starch /rubbing alcohol paste, everything dries uniformly because the garage is too hot. Also how/where did you run the power wire from, or is that all tied into the existing electrical circuit? Cheers for some great innovation.
You are right the shelf was a huge improvement. The steel angles have a spacer screwed in each one that slides into the existing shelf holes of the freezer. I slid all 4 brackets with spacers in first then set the shelf on the brackets and screwed them to the bottom of the shelf.
The power wires running to the temp controller tie into the existing power wires. Can't remember exactly how I did it but I probably have a sketch of my schematic around somewhere if you would like me to dig it up.
Funny that you mention the cornstarch test because just last weekend I was looking into that as well after ordering a single Perlick faucet that I plan to install through the side wall. I came to the conclusion from looking at the parts manual online for my model freezer that the condenser coils are completely in the back of the freezer and the evaporator coils are completely inside in the lower back area. Therefore I'm fairly confident that there are not any coils in the sides and I don't plan on doing the test. It might also explain why your test turned out the way it did. That doesn't mean however that I won't still be a little nervous when the drilling begins.
EDIT: never mind what I said about the coils - I felt the side of the freezer and it was warm.