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Old 05-06-2009, 04:10 PM   #1
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I have a chest freezer that SWMBO has deemed unfit to be part of the household. It is functional and being used as a fermenter (with temp control), but survived a fire, so it ain't purty

It has been granted a 4 week reprieve while I finish the work in the garage/workshop, but has to move.

I have a dry crawl space with plastic, that will fit the height of the freezer, but couldn't open the top to get things in and out.

I was thinking a couple of things:
1. Dismantle, using care, and make a Son of Fermentation chamber.
2. Create a drop down door on the front of it.
3. Camouflage it as a table saw

Anyone ever ripped one of these apart?

 
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:17 PM   #2
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Did it melt? Or, is it just simply smoke charred and a bit flame broiled?

If the latter PAINT IT! Heavy on the killz (I am thinking Oil based) and give it a Full Monty Chalkboard treatment.

 
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:19 PM   #3
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Yikes!

I used the excuse of "But it makes such a great work table..." for a little bit. SWMBO was not amused.

I'd modify the top of the keezer, since there is nothing that can be hurt by your cutting. Perhaps modify the door in some fashion.

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Old 05-06-2009, 04:32 PM   #4
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Did it melt? Or, is it just simply smoke charred and a bit flame broiled?

If the latter PAINT IT! Heavy on the killz (I am thinking Oil based) and give it a Full Monty Chalkboard treatment.
Just charred and ugly. The real problem is SPACE. I use my 2/3 of a 1 car for my Woodshop/Brewcenter/Storage of my crap. SWMBO was kind enough to store the new frigde/freezer (I got the fridge for kegs, she got the freezer ) on here 1/3.

 
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:35 PM   #5
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Just charred and ugly. The real problem is SPACE. I use my 2/3 of a 1 car for my Woodshop/Brewcenter/Storage of my crap. SWMBO was kind enough to store the new frigde/freezer (I got the fridge for kegs, she got the freezer ) on here 1/3.
I am not saying this is the best solution but, I know lots of fellers who keep their freezers outside set atop blocks to keep the bottom from rusting out.

 
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:03 PM   #6
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Yeah Gila, I tried that one - see below. Hell, I even thought about using some brick laminate to make it blend into the house

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Old 05-06-2009, 05:08 PM   #7
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It will be hard to modify since the heating and cooling lines run through all the walls of the freezer. Your best bet may be to take out the compressor carefully and turn the rest of the unit on it's side. Keep the compressor upright though and make sure that it is below the rest of the unit. I'm not positive this will work.
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Put it on casters, and then you can slide it in and out of your crawlspace as needed.
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Put it on craigslist FT for a mini fridge that your can open in the front and still hold 2 kegs.
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Yeah Gila, I tried that one - see below. Hell, I even thought about using some brick laminate to make it blend into the house
Okay. So she called checkmate and holds the keys to the chastidy belt. I get that.

Wife tells me all the time that I am unfit to be part of the household too, til' something breaks, squeaks, or squirts and then, suddenly, I am a GOD again.

Mine says she sick of all my sh!t in the garage too and I reply, "so when should I have the shed delivered". Miraculously, the garage isn't as much of a problem to her.

 
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