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Old 07-12-2011, 08:43 PM   #1
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This is my kickoff thread for my Danby 10.2 Keezer build. I purchased this from Buy.com because HD was out of stock online but those interested should be able to get it from them.

First a picture:


photo 1 by brewerJP, on Flickr

And one more:


photo 3 by brewerJP, on Flickr

A couple other pictures and other build related pictures will be posted here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/5756909...7627180416588/

The interior dimensions are as follows:

Width: 42 1/2"
Height: 24 1/2"
Depth: 17 3/8"
Hump Width: 7 1/2"
Hump Height: 8 3/4"

The hump is oriented to the right side when facing the unit.

My kegs are due to arrive by the end of the week I believe - when they do I'll post some pictures with kegs set in. My hope it to be able to fit up to 8 on the floor.

The build will consist of a base with casters, a 6" collar with 3 Perlick 525SS taps, SS shanks, Johnson A419 controller and 10lb C02 tank. The keezer will dual as a kegerator and a cold water supply for my Brewhemoth immersion chiller.

More soon!

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Old 07-12-2011, 09:14 PM   #2
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:04 AM   #3
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This sounds like what I want to do. Some nice large casters on the bottom on a base so that it raises the height of the freezer to a useful level, and a 4-6" collar up top to house my taps. I was going to go with 3 perlicks and a single stout tap. I was thinking of buying a sheet of brushed stainless steel to cover the front of the freezer (should be under $50) but it seems with the thermostat up there, the front isn't flat unless it can easily be removed.

Do you mind posting up the exterior dimensions? I know you put them in your other post, but i'd like to see what you measure instead of what the manufacturer measured.

When are you getting your kegs?

 
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:21 AM   #4
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The exterior dimensions are something close to:

49w x 25d x 31h... The depth includes (approx) the hinges on the lid. The height does not include the built in feet.

For reference: the existing leveling feet are M8 x 1.25 threaded. I just bought some Footmaster GD-40S leveling casters for my brewstand and now I'm thinking about doing the same for the chest freezer so I don't have to buy a base. The only drawback is I'll only net just over 3" of height but then it saves me the pain of having to build a platform.

It's kind of funny your talking about brushed stainless - I am probably going to cover the collar in aluminum flashing to give it a bit of a retro look but the overall freezer will just stay white.

My kegs I'm thinking will be here Friday. They just shipped today from Texas. Here's to hoping!

 
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:48 AM   #5
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The interior height seems too short to fit kegs without a collar and have the lines hooked up.

 
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:34 AM   #6
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It will not fit kegs without a collar - I'll have pictures tomorrow with kegs in.

 
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:27 AM   #7
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Untitled by brewerJP, on Flickr


Untitled by brewerJP, on Flickr

So: confirmed 8 on the floor. As for height, the lid will close with kegs loaded but I imagine not with the QD connected. There's about a 1/2" of clearance right now.

A 10lb tank will not fit on the hump without a big collar, I imagine a 5lb might.

I decided to go the caster route so those should arrive next week sometime. I think 3 and change inches is going to be plenty of a lift without making it a pain to load and unload kegs.

Think that's it for now! I'm on vacation for a week so no updates until then.

 
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:31 AM   #8
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Very awesome to hear! Do you think 4 kegs and 2 better bottles would fit? Or a better bottle on the hump with a shelf made to hold it?

 
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:34 AM   #9
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What size better bottles? I have a couple here I can try for you.

 
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Old 07-16-2011, 02:09 AM   #10
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What size better bottles? I have a couple here I can try for you.
6.5 gallon. Thing is, I think I am going to be getting this freezer anyway now thanks to you..
It is fun now looking forward to everything I'll be able to put into it. Looks like I am going to have to get some more kegs soon

 
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