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Old 11-11-2011, 01:58 PM   #11
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OK....I'll save you some time. On my keezer build thread in my signature line go to pages 7, 8, & 9 to see how I drilled the holes and insulated. I started initially with styrofoam panel insulation, but ended up taking it all out and reinsulating with rigid foam, because the styrofoam was too brittle and kept breaking apart. Page 26 of the thread shows where I reinsulated with the rigid foam when I added the 4th tap. Hope it helps!



 
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:39 PM   #12
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Thanks, the pics from your build helped a lot. Did the inductor fans come from lowes/home depot, or is that some kind of specialty item?



 
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Old 11-11-2011, 05:54 PM   #13
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I purchased mine from HD. They are $28 each in the store, but on their website they are only $14. The manager at my local HD said that it is an error on their site, but since it was advertised at $14 on the website, he honored the price for me. Here's the link for HD:

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...&Ntpc=1&Ntpr=1

It was nearly 6 months ago when I bought them and they still haven't changed the price on the website. I also seen the 4" inductors for $17 at Menards a couple of weeks ago.....not sure about Lowes.

Good luck with the coffin build and let me know if I can help in any way.

 
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Old 11-11-2011, 06:38 PM   #14
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I appreciate the info, you have already been super helpful

 
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:34 PM   #15
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It's no problem....I'm happy to help.

 
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Old 11-12-2011, 09:45 PM   #16
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Made some good progress today, the copper on the bar top looks awesome I think, the coffin is built and mounted but not insulated or ventilated yet, I also included a pic of my old kegerator just so you can see what I am replacing. Cheers...wnc
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:01 PM   #17
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Got a little more done today, here is a pic of the finished copper backsplash
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:08 PM   #18
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I love the tap handles. That's the route I plan to take. Did you find it difficult to drill the antler? Was it just a rack you had laying around or a shed?
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:20 PM   #19
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Both were small sheds I found last year, the one in the center I found by itself and the one on the lefts mate will be on the right once my last shank comes in.

They are kind of aggravating to make, the best way to cut them off is with an angle grinder, which will throw dust that smells like burnt hair. I used a 5/16" bit to drill the holes, which tight and the treaded part of your faucets will tap the antler, the one in the center came off my old kegerator and has worked well for over a year. Glad you like them

 
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Old 11-14-2011, 02:00 AM   #20
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My tap handles were going to be antlers like yours. I have a box of old racks from the smaller scrubby bucks that I have gotten over the years. I purchased the inserts from McMaster/Carr and realized what a pain in the a$$ it was going to be to drill out all 4 of them. I also couldn't get them angled/turned exactly how I wanted them, so I scrapped that idea for now. I've used antlers for several other projects, so I know what you are talking about with the burned hair smell.....frickin' nasty! I'm happy with the cedar branch handles that I built, but still have 4 more inserts if I ever decide to continue with the antler handles. BTW.....nice work so far on the keezer!



 
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