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Old 02-08-2011, 03:33 PM   #21
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I'm a little confused about the outlet. Your freezer plugs into itself at the collar outlet...? And the another cord from the collar plugs into the wall? Is that it?
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:41 PM   #22
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It does tip it over. I have the tank placed in the bottom of the freezer against the hump and the regulator just reaches the wall above the hump for balance.
Suggestion: The off-centered 1" x 6" with a paint can screwed to it... There's about 1/4" clearance between a standard paint can (you can buy them un-used) and a 5 lb tank.


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Old 02-08-2011, 04:43 PM   #23
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Old 02-08-2011, 05:01 PM   #24
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I'm a little confused about the outlet. Your freezer plugs into itself at the collar outlet...? And the another cord from the collar plugs into the wall? Is that it?
I'm guessing the temp controller controls the on/off power to the plug. The temp controller is plugged into the wall (really, the power for the whole system, controlled through the temp controller). With the temp parameters set, the temp controller will cycle on/off the power to the plug in the collar, turning the power to the keezer on/off to get to the desired temps.
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Old 02-08-2011, 05:40 PM   #25
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Suggestion: The off-centered 1" x 6" with a paint can screwed to it... There's about 1/4" clearance between a standard paint can (you can buy them un-used) and a 5 lb tank.
That sir is a great idea.

 
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Old 02-08-2011, 05:47 PM   #26
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I'm guessing the temp controller controls the on/off power to the plug. The temp controller is plugged into the wall (really, the power for the whole system, controlled through the temp controller). With the temp parameters set, the temp controller will cycle on/off the power to the plug in the collar, turning the power to the keezer on/off to get to the desired temps.
Correct. The wire going through the grommet powers the controller and the controller powers switched hot to the outlet. The freezer plugs into the outlet. The other wire in the pics is the power for the factory installed light and temp alarm(which has an on/off switch on this model freezer).

IrregularPulse, I didn't want to cut up the factory wiring or have a separate control box. This was the neat and organized solution.

 
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Old 02-08-2011, 05:56 PM   #27
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I’m no electrician…not even close, but I personally would have not run the electrical inside the freezer. My fear would be that condensation may form in or around your electrical box. I would hate for a fire or some sort of electrocution to happen. Just my $.02 but everything else looks great!

 
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Old 02-08-2011, 06:42 PM   #28
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Very nice job! Congrats. Thanks for sharing with the rest of us. I like how sleek and clean it looks. About what did it cost you from start to finish and about how long would you say you put into it?

 
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:39 PM   #29
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What hinges did you use for the collar? They look like the ones that came stock with the freezer. Do you have an issue with the weight of the lid/collar opening? I want to make mine with the entire collar swinging up for easier cleaning and loading kegs.

 
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:51 PM   #30
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I’m no electrician…not even close, but I personally would have not run the electrical inside the freezer. My fear would be that condensation may form in or around your electrical box. I would hate for a fire or some sort of electrocution to happen. Just my $.02 but everything else looks great!
Condensation IS a potential problem. But I think with some good silicone sealant and the use of a dehumidifier (the EvaDry units are great) this build should be fine.

 
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