Converting the Frigidaire 7.2 cu ft Chest Freezer - Page 50 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Kegerators & Keezers > Converting the Frigidaire 7.2 cu ft Chest Freezer

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-13-2012, 02:00 PM   #491
revansCAAD8
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
revansCAAD8's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2012
Where We Park It!
Posts: 326
Liked 22 Times on 19 Posts


Making progress!
Click image for larger version

Name:	20120811_000002915.jpg
Views:	1211
Size:	44.7 KB
ID:	71742   Click image for larger version

Name:	20120811_000002916.jpg
Views:	1300
Size:	65.0 KB
ID:	71743   Click image for larger version

Name:	20120811_000002921.jpg
Views:	1130
Size:	41.1 KB
ID:	71744  

3
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 10:57 PM   #492
BryanJ
Recipes 
 
Jan 2010
Ithaca, N.Y.
Posts: 284
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


I'm not sure if this has been covered, i searched for it and found a possible answer. The love temp controller is throwing the 'ep2' defrosting probe error. I have the probe connected to output 1 & 2 and have the probe type selected for ntc. Not sure what action to take to resolve the issue, any ideas?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2012, 03:34 AM   #493
whiskeyjack
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
quincy, il
Posts: 168
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts


I was thinking of making a kegerator out of a mini fridge but now I want to make a keezer. Can fit more kegs any way ; )
__________________
"Many mules have matched wits with me, yet almost all have failed!" Pust

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 05:35 PM   #494
jaydubya
Recipes 
 
Sep 2012
Marietta, GA
Posts: 3

Quote:
Originally Posted by BryanJ View Post
I'm not sure if this has been covered, i searched for it and found a possible answer. The love temp controller is throwing the 'ep2' defrosting probe error. I have the probe connected to output 1 & 2 and have the probe type selected for ntc. Not sure what action to take to resolve the issue, any ideas?
It depends on the model but generally you would set P4 to 1 and d2 to 0.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2012, 05:06 PM   #495
jerryk
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
Posts: 100
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Quaffer
I made cleats from an 0.75" angle aluminum bar. The one large screw will go into the wood of the collar, while the smaller self-drilling screws will go into the plastic frame on the freezer body.
Quaffer thanks for starting this thread it has given me a lot of ideas. My question is in reference to the screws that go into the plastic frame. I was wondering how long they are? I am thinking 1/4 in or less because I do not want to end up with a hissing sound when I put them in. Thanks.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 09:32 AM   #496
Quaffer
Recipes 
 
Dec 2008
Snohomish, WA
Posts: 418
Liked 30 Times on 15 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by jerryk View Post
Quaffer thanks for starting this thread it has given me a lot of ideas. My question is in reference to the screws that go into the plastic frame. I was wondering how long they are? I am thinking 1/4 in or less because I do not want to end up with a hissing sound when I put them in. Thanks.
The shanks on those screws are 1/2" long, which is just barely long enough considering that they have to go through the aluminum profile before entering the plastic frame. That's why I decided to have two screws per bracket.

I discovered a video on YouTube by 4x4jeep74 who's building a keezer much like this one, based on the same Frigidaire freezer. He has come up with a way to locate and mark the locations of the refrigerant tubes so that he can drill holes through the front and attach the drip tray with sheet metal screws. Take a look at the six minute mark into the video. He has some other nice approaches to this build as well.
__________________
Alcohol, the source of - and solution to - all of life’s problems. H.J.S.
My keezer, My E-brewery build thread, How I soldered 1" nut for heater

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 04:49 PM   #497
jerryk
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
Posts: 100
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Quaffer

The shanks on those screws are 1/2" long, which is just barely long enough considering that they have to go through the aluminum profile before entering the plastic frame. That's why I decided to have two screws per bracket.

I discovered a video on YouTube by 4x4jeep74 who's building a keezer much like this one, based on the same Frigidaire freezer. He has come up with a way to locate and mark the locations of the refrigerant tubes so that he can drill holes through the front and attach the drip tray with sheet metal screws. Take a look at the six minute mark into the video. He has some other nice approaches to this build as well.
Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO5GqeA4sCc
Thanks Quaffer I will give it a try. So I am guessing but the refrigerant lines must be steel in the walls of the freezer.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 06:46 PM   #498
jaydubya
Recipes 
 
Sep 2012
Marietta, GA
Posts: 3

Thanks Quaffer, you inspired me! Thanks for everything in this thread. Here is the finished unit.



I also mounted a controller in the space of the old one using a wall plate. This way there are no live connections in the freezer itself.



The whole write-up and pictures are here on my blog: http://ageekdad.com/2012/10/18/pouri...home-in-style/

-Jason

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 06:45 AM   #499
RCBW
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Denver, Colorado
Posts: 12
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Thanks Quaffer and everyone else!

http://s687.beta.photobucket.com/use...geratorhttp://










 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2012, 08:18 PM   #500
mrstevenund
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Feb 2012
Hagerstown, MD
Posts: 140
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


RCBW - Those are some awesome tap handles. Where did you get them?

Thanks to all the great ideas from everyone. I recently recieved 2 cornies for by birthday and currently don't have a place to keep them cold. So I just got permission from SWMBO to start looking into a keezer. She wants a taps on top of the lid rather than a 2x8 collar. She feels the collar makes it feel more like a beer truck style dispenser. Tap on top with the surface tiled is the current plan. Keep some chilled glasses and bottled beer on the hump.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Frigidaire 9 cu. ft. chest freezer? Brewpatrol Bottling/Kegging 8 05-25-2011 12:28 PM
Frigidaire 7.2 Chest Freezer..... Collar Size? HOP-HEAD Bottling/Kegging 17 02-11-2011 04:11 AM
Frigidaire 5.0 cu. ft. chest freezer bmellis Bottling/Kegging 5 09-27-2010 12:40 AM
Frigidaire 7.0 CF Chest Freezer? Cpt_Kirks Bottling/Kegging 3 10-16-2008 07:27 PM
Frigidaire 5.0 cf chest freezer? jmulligan Bottling/Kegging 2 09-25-2008 03:40 PM


Forum Jump