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Old 01-14-2012, 01:51 AM   #21
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Poplar would be much cheaper than something like oak.

Folks who made collar builds could speak to it better - but I would use 1x6 rather than 2x6 - less to cut through and possibly mess up joints if you do anything other than a standard butt joint. Also you're gonna need to insulate the inside of the collar anyways. It also depends on the shanks you get, you'll have way more clearance on them going through 1x6 rather than 2x6.
1x6 poplar it is. I'm stopping by HD tomorrow to get all of the materials. How would you recommend attaching the wood to the base of the freezer? I thought about attaching it to the lid, but to be honest, I'm not THAT handy, and I would think that it is more difficult to do. Although I do think having the lines and everything out of the way when replacing kegs would be a good thing. How much more difficult is it to do this?

Thanks for all the help guys, I will post some pics tomorrow!


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Old 01-14-2012, 09:04 AM   #22
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I bought a second set of hinges from some website (just googled my model and "replacement hinges" or something to find them) and made it doubled-hinged, and then used weather stripping between the collar and the freezer top.


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Old 01-14-2012, 09:04 AM   #23
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Otherwise, liquid nails or some other type of construction adhesive, and probably a bead of caulk after that to help seal things up.
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:27 AM   #24
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No real big updates for today. I bought all of the materials, cut the wood, and got the first coat of stain on the wood. Everything is ready to go! I plan on putting on another coat of stain in the morning, the hitting it with polyeurethane. Once all of that is done and dry, I will assemble all of it (with pics)!

One question. I'm thinking about attaching the collar to the lid instead of the freezer itself. I bought some liquid nails today. Would removing the seal from the lid and attaching the wood with liquid nails hold enough? Also, would using the seal from the lid on the wood make a good enough seal?

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Old 01-17-2012, 01:44 AM   #25
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Here's a small update for you. I have finished staining, and just applied the first coat of polyeurethane. The can says to wait 3-4 hours, sand, then put on another coat. Will waiting until tomorrow night hurt it? If not, ill deal with it and do it late tonight. What do you think? Here's a picture. Sorry for the poor quality, its from a cellphone with poor lighting.



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Old 01-17-2012, 02:28 AM   #26
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So long as the poly is dry go ahead.If it balls up when you start sanding STOP!and let it dry over night.It really can't get over dry,so if you aren't in a rush it is better to leave it.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:00 AM   #27
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So long as the poly is dry go ahead.If it balls up when you start sanding STOP!and let it dry over night.It really can't get over dry,so if you aren't in a rush it is better to leave it.
That's what I thought. I'll just let it sit overnight, sand it, then hit it again. I just wanted to make sure. Thanks for the help!!
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That's what I thought. I'll just let it sit overnight, sand it, then hit it again. I just wanted to make sure. Thanks for the help!!
Yup I stained mine over the course of 3 days. Just threw a coat on after work and let it dry since I didn't want to stay up just to put a second coat on. Go slow while building. Don't rush. You want this thing to last a while. I rushed a bit and only went 1-2 coats of black paint on my keezer. Small nicks have started to show over time on the parts where I did 1 coat.

I've convinced myself that I don't mind. But deep down I do.
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Old 01-22-2012, 04:34 AM   #29
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Finished the build! Here are a few pics from my phone. I wish I would have updated this thread more with build info. I might just make a post with all the details. Either way, ill take better pictures with a camera and post them.

Thanks for all the help guys!!

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...And yes, that is one of my new Atari pint glasses. Missile Command!


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