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Old 09-01-2010, 05:06 PM   #21
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Got mine from Beverage Factory... they have a couple different style "Branding on Demand" tap handles.

http://www.beveragefactory.com/draft...es/index.shtml
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:07 PM   #22
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Slightly better price at micromatic, not sure on shipping though.

http://www.micromatic.com/draft-keg-...-cid-1894.html

Great job on the bar! Ill be redoing mine one of these days to fit my keezer as well.

 
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Kurt is right... there may be better deals out there for them. Beverage Factory is a will call for me though so no shipping.
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:16 PM   #24
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I have that freezer, but haven't gotten around to building the collar yet. Didn't think you could jam 4 kegs in the main compartment. Good to know.

Nice work. I'm pretty "wood-shop" challenged myself, so it's good to see that you are doing a nice job.

Why did you go with such a huge collar, if I may ask?
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Anything shorter and you can't put one on the hump... 8" might work but mine is a little over 9. It is called 10" but it is really 9.25" measured.
You don't NEED one on the hump if you run four taps but I wanted a spot for carbing/conditioning.

I also wanted to get as tall as I could. Between the collar and the base I can pour without bending over. It is right at a natural height for me to put a mug under it.
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:59 PM   #26
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Oh and I got my bilge blower today...



Jumped it to a spare 3v wall adapter and it pushes plenty of air. The other upside is at that speed it is almost silent... at 12v it sounds and blows like a leaf blower, lol.
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Welp, have to build the collar now. Have had it in place since I cut the holes for the taps and it has been solid. Took it off to start prepping it and noticed it had developed a wobble, attempting to fix that just made it worse so I pulled it apart. Going to just cut a new one... lumber is cheap and what is left is pissing me off, lol.

I'm guessing it was improper use of Liquid Nails as I had never used it before this. Was under the impression it would cure up hard but even after all that time it was easily pulled apart and most of it removed with a scraper.
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Yep, I think liquid nails is better suited for attaching something to a flat surface. I.E. wainscotting to a wall, or even a peice of trim. Applications with alot of surface area. In your application I think it would be better suited as a enhancement to a nail or screw.
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Yeah that is the route I will be going. I used the salvage to cut up and experiment... after all lumber is cheap. I'm going to go square and screw it down this time vs miters and glue.
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Wow rough couple weeks. Finally got the new lumber and was lucky enough to hear someone working the cutting table when I was there so ran back and had them cut the boards to size... 2 x 19" and 2 x 36.5" for those following this at home.

I just squared it up and screwed them together much easier than mitering and I didn't have to deal with the glue. I will probably play around with mitering and glue another time but for now I just want this thing done with, lol.




Anyway, screwed it all together then sanded it down. Sanded it down well enough for me anyway. Without a power sander I wasn't going to be getting the joints and edges down but this is all fun and I can always rebuild the collar another time. With that done I've hit it with stain about four times to darken it up a bit. Time permitting I'll be hitting it with varnish over the next two days and hopefully mounting the hardware and plumbing on Sunday.

I hate when I get busy and can't do projects.
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