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Old 05-28-2009, 01:13 AM   #1
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Hope someone can help me out here. I recently purchased a used keezer. The lid has holes drilled for two triple draft towers. Inside the lid was a small piece of 5/8" plywood for support but was not adequate. The lid is in rough shape and I would like to scrap it. I think I am going to build a collar. So can I scrap the lid that came with it all together and make one out of wood with insulation and a vapor barrier? Or is there some mysterious function of the lid other than being just a lid?

 
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:17 AM   #2
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Mine was only a lid.

 
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:21 AM   #3
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Mine was only a lid.
What is your lid made of now?

 
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Old 05-28-2009, 02:19 AM   #4
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IMO absolutely you can make your own lid for the keezer...might be best to try and reuse the hinges for simplicity. While insulation is a good idea, in real life i imagine it is not all that critical as cold "sinks". A good seal w/ weatherstripping is probably just as important.

 
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Old 05-28-2009, 04:26 AM   #5
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I don't see why you couldn't make your own lid. I bet if you sandwiched some sheet or foam insulation between a couple pieces of decent plywood and you sealed the border with doorway weatherstripping, you'd have a perfectly respectable lid.

 
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Old 05-28-2009, 04:33 AM   #6
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Make it, it will be no problem. I would use 2x4s to make a frame and fill with rigid

 
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:20 PM   #7
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Thanks guys. Time to hit the lumber yard.

 
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:27 PM   #8
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I would use aluminum studs with 1" or 2" rigid insulation. Better to have a lighter top.

 
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Old 05-28-2009, 05:17 PM   #9
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I would use chicken wire and and old newspapers

 
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