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Old 03-20-2011, 07:19 AM   #1
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I bought a kelvinator ice cream freezer off craigslist on the cheap and now I'm working on plans for a collar (more of a crown) with taps.

not exactly like this but you will get the idea

http://cleveland.ebayclassifieds.com...et/?ad=4155571

So my problem is the freezer has about 4-5" "shoulders".

I'm thinking I will need a pretty tall collar and I'm planning to move the collar to load kegs.

I'm trying to figure out the best/easiest way to build and insulate this. I was thinking about buying sheets of foam board insulation and filling the collar.

Any ideas are appreciated.
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:32 AM   #2
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Any way you could post a pick of the one you've got with some arrows or something showing where you're planning on running your taps? I'm a little foggy on the details on this thing... How many hinged doors does this thing have? Seems a bit more complicated than the typical chest freezer build. I'm sure its doable I just need some clarification before I can offer any advice. Thing looks like its gonna be a bear to move kegs in and out of though.

 
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Old 03-20-2011, 03:07 PM   #3
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That's a nice unit. My kegerator is a 1941 kelvinator refrigerator. It is quiet, and still works great. Only advice I would give is to open it up and replace ALL the electrical wiring. Mine was just crumbling to dust and there were exposed wires near the compressor.

 
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:44 PM   #4
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Fid - sorry no pics, my membership ran out. If you look at the link it is almost the same freezer as the one I have. It has 2 compartments each has its own lid that hinges in the middle and they come off completely, the lids just set on top.

I loaded 5 kegs in. no problems at all.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:43 PM   #5
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I'm thinking this is going to be more of a giant Irish coffin box. 2ft by 2ft and 1 ft tall. So far my plan is to fill the box with the board style insulation running the lines through some PVC and leaving some open space to disassemble and clean.
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:01 AM   #6
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How much electricity this thing consumes?
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:52 AM   #7
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Dont know yet zell, I just bought it last week.
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:54 PM   #8
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thanks TX!
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:22 AM   #9
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Still needs to be cleaned up but there she is ^

The plan is to build the collar for the large compartment. Its going to be 9-10 inches tall with 2 taps (for now).
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Old 03-25-2011, 01:31 PM   #10
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Would be a shame not to use some of that space for lagering....
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