Originally Posted by pola0502ds
I want to build what you have. Do you know where i can find detailed plans for it?
I could not find any online at all. What i ended up doing is taking the lid off. Measuring the Length and Width and Depth. The length and width give you the frame dimensions and the depth will let you know how wide the wood should be so you will have clearance for the keg and connections. My freezer has a ledge which is where the 3rd keg will be sitting. I think it measured around 18 inches deep. I decided to use 2x10x8 (those are nominal figures, the actual figures can be found on Lowes or Home Depot website) for the frame(collar). I made the width of the wood the same size as the freezer and the length "4 inches" shorter on each side to compensate for the thickness, which created an overlap. I drove 5 screws in the front and 5 in the back for both sides. That completed the frame.
I purchased 2x12x10 piece of lumber for the face plate. I had it cut to match the width up front plus "2 inches" on each side to the thickness of the wood i would use on the length. The length was cut to match the frame length. I glued the width on with wood glue and screwed in 5 screws down each side and 3 screws half way down the middle. I did the same for the sides. I did not add a piece for the back because i wanted to be able to slide it on and off in case I got out of brewing (Fat Chance)
I sanded and stained and polyuerathaned(sp?). After that i put the lid in place on top of my frame and maked the back of the frame with the hinge rested and added i believe 4 wood screws.
I purchase weather stripping for the bottom side of the frame to create a good seal with the freezer. I used cheap roll insulation that i shingle formed and stapled into place on the inside of the frame for additional insulation.
I was able to buy from Midwest Supplies 3 kegerator conversion kits that consisted of handles, faucets, shanks and nipple already assembled. Drilled three 1inch holes in the front with 1inch spade drill bit. Then i inserted the shank faucet combo.
I added a hole in the back of the frame for a CO2 line that way i can keep the CO2 tank outside in warm temperatures of my garage.
At some point i want to add a drip tray.
Obviously you will need some 5 gal kegs, tubing, a regulator, CO2 tank, a 2 3 or 4-way manifold pending how many lines you want and some gas couplings and beer couplings shanks and facets. Everything you need for the beer portion you can buy at LHBS or online. As for the collar(frame) portion supplies can be bought at Lowes or Home Depot.
PM if you have questions or need some help. Ill try my best. Measure twice cut once!!!