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Old 04-06-2009, 05:12 PM   #1
Iowabeerguy
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Here's my Holiday 5.3 conversion - almost complete. Just need to finish the tap handles and the plumbing - pouring cold beer tonight. Enjoy!





Here are the skins being added with liquid nails - some say that you can't skin a freezer like this - everything is working fine. I guess I'll keep my fingers crossed.

OK - I get busy working on a project and neglect to take pictures so we'll fast forward. Here's the keezer with the top added, laminate installed, trimmed with oak, and stained to match the woodwork in the room it's going into.



The drip tray assembly simply sits in place, and can pull away for draining and folding down the taps.


 
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Old 04-06-2009, 05:16 PM   #2
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This lets me remove a couple of thumb screws that hold the taps in place, and fold the taps down. This will allow me to raise the freezer top without moving the unit away from the wall.



When the taps are in their normal position, there is a matching back plate that is velcro'd in place.



Looking forward to comments and questions - sorry I don't have more pictures in progress, but that's just how I do things.

 
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Old 04-06-2009, 05:28 PM   #3
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Nice looking design, simple and effective. Let us know how the skins work. I personally think it wouldn't be a big problem if they were thin enough to allow heat to escape.

 
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Old 04-06-2009, 05:40 PM   #4
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Nice looking design, simple and effective. Let us know how the skins work. I personally think it wouldn't be a big problem if they were thin enough to allow heat to escape.
It's just 1/4" plywood. I think it'll be ok - it's been cooling for two weeks with the left and right sides on, front's been on for over a week.

 
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:15 PM   #5
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Nice job!
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:25 PM   #6
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Very nicely done! Make sure you post this in the http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/show...gerator-29053/ thread!
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:29 PM   #7
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Very nice craftsmanship.

+1 on keeping us updated with how it works with the attached "skin." It may be that it still cools to the proper temperature, but the compressor has to work much harder and more often than it would otherwise though.


 
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:52 PM   #8
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Very nicely done! Make sure you post this in the http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/show...gerator-29053/ thread!
I will post in the kegerator thread, but I figure I'll wait till I at least get it out of the shop and into place. It'll look a little more at home there.

 
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:53 PM   #9
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Very nice craftsman ship.

+1 on keeping us updated with how it works with the attached "skin." It may be that it still cools to the proper temperature, but the compressor has to work much harder and more often than it would otherwise though.
I don't know what effect it will have, but I will let everyone know if I experience any problems with it. Do you suppose I affected the warranty?

 
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Old 04-11-2009, 01:40 AM   #10
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Here is the completed product (less handles) in place in it's new home



And a pic of the adjacent bar that it matches



Cheers!

 
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