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Old 11-13-2010, 04:50 PM   #11
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Something I forgot to suggest was to wrap it in a tarp/tablecloth/something from the discount bin at the fabric store. This will help with insulation, condensation, and will also make it look nicer than a trash can.

 
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Old 11-14-2010, 01:53 AM   #12
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I like the cloth wrap idea. I was just going to spray paint the can black and deal with the moisture with towels.

I do plan to put a spigot on the bottom. I have an extra from a bottling bucket that has been re-purposed into grain storage.

 
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Old 11-14-2010, 02:47 AM   #13
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I actually owned that trash can and wouldn't recommend it. I was an appliance sales trainer and used that can to collect water from a dishwasher during training in classrooms. It never had more than 8-12 gallons of water in it at a time. With the water in the can the plastic bottom sags and rubs on the ground when you move it with the attached wheels. After a few uses, the rubbing caused a hole which leaked water everywhere. I switched to one of those large round rubbermaid commercial cans with the caster accessory they make and haven't had an issue since.

 
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Old 11-14-2010, 03:32 AM   #14
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The real question is do you have any more pics of the Model???; )

 
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Old 11-16-2010, 02:47 AM   #15
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I actually owned that trash can and wouldn't recommend it. I was an appliance sales trainer and used that can to collect water from a dishwasher during training in classrooms. It never had more than 8-12 gallons of water in it at a time. With the water in the can the plastic bottom sags and rubs on the ground when you move it with the attached wheels. After a few uses, the rubbing caused a hole which leaked water everywhere. I switched to one of those large round rubbermaid commercial cans with the caster accessory they make and haven't had an issue since.
Argh, that's not what I wanted to hear. I guess the good news for me is that the way I'm building this allows me to detach the top from the lid and move it to a different can if need be. I hope I don't need to do it for a little while at least...

Also, I updated the second post to include progress through this evening.

And Sean, I'd post more, but my wife might get suspicious...

 
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Old 11-16-2010, 03:00 AM   #16
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Nice drip tray... great minds think alike!!

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Old 11-16-2010, 05:20 PM   #17
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I wouldn't worry lots of people have built trash can kegerators and no one has written that their's broke.

I think everyone is smart enought to realize that you put the can in place then fill it and then you DON'T MOVE IT AROUND. When done you empty it before moving. Mine is on wheels but that doesn't mean I will try dragging it around full of kegs and ice/water.

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Argh, that's not what I wanted to hear. I guess the good news for me is that the way I'm building this allows me to detach the top from the lid and move it to a different can if need be. I hope I don't need to do it for a little while at least...

Also, I updated the second post to include progress through this evening.

And Sean, I'd post more, but my wife might get suspicious...
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:25 PM   #18
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You might want to waterproof the inside of you coffin so that you could fill it with ice to keep the lines and taps cold. I would be afraid where it's on top and not really going to be the ambient temp of inside the ice filled can that the lines or taps could get warm causing foaming issues.
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:04 PM   #19
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You might want to waterproof the inside of you coffin so that you could fill it with ice to keep the lines and taps cold. I would be afraid where it's on top and not really going to be the ambient temp of inside the ice filled can that the lines or taps could get warm causing foaming issues.
Excellent point. I guess I could line it with sheathing and use freezer packs, that would reduce the amount of moisture from melting ice. I was considering adding a magnet latch to keep the lid secure.

The whole thing (inside and out) is receiving 2 coats of semi-gloss varnish to hopefully keep the wood from reacting poorly to the changes in moisture.

 
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Old 11-17-2010, 02:09 PM   #20
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updated the first page with new pictures.

 
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