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Old 12-07-2011, 05:38 PM   #1
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For those that have a keezer and build collars, has anyone that has not re-used the lid and just built a wood topper to match the collar have any issues with insulation? Would a few inches of foam do the trick? I ordered my 7.0cf GE freezer from HD when it was on sale for 159.99 with free shipping. Should be here on the 27th and just trying to figure out what I'm doing with it. Collar for sure, but I'm undecided on the top. I've seen some lids being used that look good, then others that look totally out of place. I'm not going to do anything like a coffin top or anything as my wood working skills are next to none. I was just thinking about doing a simple wood top to stain and match the collar. Any thoughts/suggestions?
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Old 12-07-2011, 06:12 PM   #2
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There shouldn't be any issue as long as you get a good seal on everything and just line it all up with some insulation.

 
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Old 12-07-2011, 06:23 PM   #3
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I am doing the same thing....first I am putting the lid on and if I still want to I am gonna add the collar and digital temp control later....not sure about condensation. Use foam insulation

I am using butcher block as the top that is 1.5" thick maple. not sure about collar yet.

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Old 12-07-2011, 06:25 PM   #4
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There shouldn't be any issue as long as you get a good seal on everything and just line it all up with some insulation.
yeah should be fine. be sure to use weather stripping or something along the eagles to make sure it's completely sealed when it's closed as well. I used weather stripping under my collar and then the rubber door lining strips for the top since they compress easier under the weight of the lid and form a better seal.
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:06 PM   #5
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So you didn't reuse the seal that came on the lid to begin with Philly? Just weather stripping?
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:55 PM   #6
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My keezer design is different than most people here. It's built into a drawer pull-out instead of the traditional swing-up lid top. Anyways, I didn't reuse the original lid and I haven't had any problems with it so far (it's been about 10 months since I finished my build).
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:56 PM   #7
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What did you use to seal the build lid to the freezer? Also, did you use a few inches of foam insulation on the top A4J?
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:59 PM   #8
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I did use a seal, but again, my design is different. I think I used 1.5" of foam insulation on the top.

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here's a pic
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:15 PM   #9
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I see, thanks!
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:52 PM   #10
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oops, sorry. I was mistaken. I don't have insulation on top. There are actually 3 sheets of 3/4" plywood for the top. That was done more for aesthetic reasons than it was for insulation purposes but it works just the same.
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