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Old 11-24-2010, 03:12 AM   #91
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Tom quick question, how much of a PITA would this be if I were to move? I'm not sure how long I'm going to remain in my current living situation, and I wouldn't want to build this thing just for it to be a bitch to move. Granted I do have a pick-up truck, and I'm a fairly strapping young lad. The thing is probably what, around 100 pounds with casters? I just want to make sure that if I move, I can take this with me without much of a hassle.
Really it would be no harder than moving a chest freezer. If it was me I would remove the full kegs (easy) and remove the taps (also easy) then move the freezer on its own. With 4-5 full kegs and a CO2 tank that sucker would be really heavy though.
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Old 11-24-2010, 03:52 PM   #92
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I've been thinking of doing a freezer chest conversion for a while and the GE7 sale at HD just caught my eye too. Finding this thread on converting the very product was a nice surprise. Good work.

I do have one question. Will a single standard 1/2 or 1/4 barrel fit inside (16-1/8" diameter)? It looks very close from your pics. HD was sold out of the freezers yesterday so I wasn't able to measure a model myself. My main setup would be corny kegs too but keeping commercial draft flowing between batches would be nice. Thanks,

 
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Old 11-24-2010, 04:41 PM   #93
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I have no problem getting sixths from the keg places around here and they are about the same size as a corny. As for fitting a 16 1/8" diameter keg in there... the inside is only 15 1/4" deep so it wouldn't happen.
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Old 11-24-2010, 07:39 PM   #94
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Hey. I'm curious what you think is the best amount of holes to drill for the various wires/lines. Does this make sense: 1. Hole for temp controller going into junction box. 2. one for the fan, heat source and the two gas lines. Do you think this makes sense? Sorry to harp on this. Thanks for your patience.

 
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Hey. I'm curious what you think is the best amount of holes to drill for the various wires/lines. Does this make sense: 1. Hole for temp controller going into junction box. 2. one for the fan, heat source and the two gas lines. Do you think this makes sense? Sorry to harp on this. Thanks for your patience.

Heat source? Not sure what you mean on that one unless you are building a fermentation chamber.

As for the number of holes... I would do one for the wiring (like I did) and either foam it in or use something a bit less permanent if you think you will need change things out.

If your gas is on the outside I would run a bulkhead fitting and use a secondary regulator or manifold from there but that is just me.

As for harping on it... no worries. The more questions that get asked, and discussed, publicly in a thread like this the easier it is for the ones who build after us, lol.
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Old 11-24-2010, 08:10 PM   #96
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The keezer is going in the garage so I figured I would need something (light bulb or something) to act as heat source on days it gets below set temperature. I'll have to look into the bulkhead fitting. Thanks again.

 
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The keezer is going in the garage so I figured I would need something (light bulb or something) to act as heat source on days it gets below set temperature. I'll have to look into the bulkhead fitting. Thanks again.
That's where my keezer is and I was hoping the insulation would work from the outside-in as well. If the beer gets a little colder there are worse things in life. My garage itself is somewhat insulated so it typically doesn't get down to freezing temps. Just pour two beers and let the second one warm up as you enjoy the first!
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:59 AM   #98
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Just got the same freezer on cl, no instructions, curious if you know what the little knock out port is on the back of the lid? It looks like if I was willing to make a few cuts in the bottom of the lid I may be able to run the gas line through that port. Don't want to start prying or cutting though before I know what it is for!

 
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I ignored it but there is nothing in the lid but solid foam insulation so you could safely cut into it I guess. Seems like a lot of work though.
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"Tippetsnapper"??? Sounds like you fish like I do. Ain't it funny how the trees are always biting even when the fish aren't.

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