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Old 10-21-2009, 11:29 AM   #1
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Started my keezer build this past weekend. Started with the 7.2 Frigidaire from Lowes because I could special order it in black. Now the more I get into it, the more I realize I'm going to encase the whole thing anyway....


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Collar build.


Fitting the collar.


Laminate in place, initial trim, and planning the back rail.


....More to come.


 
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Old 10-21-2009, 02:26 PM   #2
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looks good. Be careful of the encasement the walls on the freezer are used to dissipate the heat with the coils running through them. If you don't leave a little air space with a way for movement the unit will have a hard time releasing the heat because it insulated now granted thin plywood isn't a very good insulator .
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Old 10-21-2009, 02:51 PM   #3
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very nice, can't wait to see it finished
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:38 PM   #4
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This is looking sweet. Post more pics as you progress

 
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Old 10-24-2009, 06:51 PM   #5
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A little of the progress..... she's gonna be perty....

 
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:15 PM   #6
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Looks good!

As was said, be careful to allow enough heat to escape. I have the very same freezer, and the outsides of the walls get pretty warm.

 
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:16 PM   #7
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Looks great. Should be a nice looking Keezer! What color stain are you going to use?
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:28 PM   #8
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Looks good!
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Old 10-24-2009, 08:22 PM   #9
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As was said, be careful to allow enough heat to escape. I have the very same freezer, and the outsides of the walls get pretty warm.
The vent is still open for the compressor and the back wall is wide open. I may be kicking myself later, but everything I've ever learned about thermal conductivity is that wood is a poor insulator if no air space is provided... i.e., a thin section of paneling has a very low (almost negligible) R value. Where-as, had I left an air space, and then placed the paneling, the R value of the insulative-system would have actually improved, and thus lessened the freezers ability to give off it's heat. So I think this is the best of the "easy" options. Though I'm certainly still crossing my fingers.


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Looks great. Should be a nice looking Keezer! What color stain are you going to use?
Something dark... Irish pub-ish....

 
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Old 10-25-2009, 04:04 PM   #10
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The Ranco Temp Controller is wired and she's been running for a day and a half now. The top has yet to be insulated, and already it turns on next to never (probably a lot less if I stopped opening it) and the outside of the walls are just warm to the touch.... running perfectly. Time will tell of any issues.

Now for some stain... a few hundred coats of high gloss.... and my order from Kegconnections... and she'll be a thing of beauty.

 
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