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Old 03-29-2011, 02:30 AM   #1
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Noticed that my Costco (East Wenatchee, WA) is selling 7.1 Haier chest freezers for $175 (hcm071lc). Would be worth checking out if you are in the market. They look pretty much like the GE 7.0's and have the exact same outside measurements. I'll snag a measurement of the inside next time I'm in (unless I give it a new home for a keezer project at which point pics will follow ).

 
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Old 03-29-2011, 02:59 AM   #2
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Noticed that my Costco (East Wenatchee, WA) is selling 7.1 Haier chest freezers for $175 (hcm071lc). Would be worth checking out if you are in the market. They look pretty much like the GE 7.0's and have the exact same outside measurements. I'll snag a measurement of the inside next time I'm in (unless I give it a new home for a keezer project at which point pics will follow ).
Seems like a good deal, $15 less than the GE. But, Sam's Club will deliver to your door for free!
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Old 03-29-2011, 03:02 AM   #3
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Wow! That's a killer deal for guys that don't have a pickup.

 
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:17 AM   #4
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I saw the HCM071LC as well. Do freezers always allow a warm enough temp for beer? I mean, I like my beer cold but not frozen. . . Costco will take it back, but it's a big thing to lug.

 
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:05 AM   #5
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I saw the HCM071LC as well. Do freezers always allow a warm enough temp for beer? I mean, I like my beer cold but not frozen. . . Costco will take it back, but it's a big thing to lug.
You'll need to purchase a temperature controller. Ranco and Johnson are popular brands.

 
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:13 PM   #6
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I was looking at those yesterday.

It looked like it will hold 4 ball locks in the bottom, and one or two on the hump.

Possibly the kegs on the bottom will fit without a collar.

Next time I go, I'll take a measuring tape and some 9" cardboard circles.

ETA: I went on over to Costco and measured it:

Haier 7.1 cf Chest Freezer
37"w x 23"d x 33"t

27" deep (bottom)
17.5" deep (hump)

3 kegs on bottom (no collar), 1 on hump (with collar). May fit 3 gallon on hump without collar.

 
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:06 AM   #7
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Dang! I was really hopping to be able to fit four like the GE 7 cu. ft's. Thanks for postin' up the measurements though.

 
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:15 PM   #8
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Here is what it looks like with 9" measuring circles:


 
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:22 AM   #9
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Any chance I'd be able to fit a 6.5 gallon carboy and 2 corneys? From the looks of the picture I doubt it, but has anyone tried?

Anyone?


 
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Old 09-30-2011, 03:22 AM   #10
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Any chance I'd be able to fit a 6.5 gallon carboy and 2 corneys? From the looks of the picture I doubt it, but has anyone tried?

Anyone?
I know this thread is old, but yes you can fit two corneys and a 6.5 fermentor in there with easy.

 
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