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Old 06-25-2012, 04:32 PM   #3711
Yankeehillbrewer
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For those interested, I had been debating what I might do to avoid moisture and warping of the wood. Current idea, glue ridged foam board (1") around the inside of the collar. I used 2x10 lumber for the collar to gain head-height so a corny will fit there on the shelf over the compressor. Added benefit is weight; the collar and lid stay put just floating on the top of the chest. The external will be wrapped in 1/8" plywood and extend about 1" below the top of the chest. Combined with the weight, it should stay in place without any issues.

You probably cannot see it in the picture, but the inside (white) lip is about 1/4" of an inch lower than where the wood meets the lip of the chest. Therefore, the foam board will extend that 1/4" of an inch and should create a really good seal. Of course, I could always apply some aluminum duct tape to that joint for extra protection against air infiltration.

More pics coming as I make progress!
Just put some Damprid in there, that will suck up any moisture.


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Old 06-26-2012, 09:32 PM   #3712
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You know, if I were to do it over, I'd put my taps closer like you got Bier.

I'd at the very least be able to take advantage of a smaller drip tray.

Thankfully I have two beer-loving dogs that help keep the floor clean from drips.
This is from 2008, but I just want to make sure everyone knows that while I know it's fun to let dogs drink beer (especially when it has spilled), alcohol is bad for dogs.

http://www.aspcabehavior.org/article...-to-Dogs-.aspx

I love my beer, but I love my dogs even more. Be safe with them and know whether what you are giving them to eat or drink is healthy.



 
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:57 PM   #3713
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I love my dogs too, but would hate to have to choose between them and beer!!!

JK...

My dogs are firm believers in all things in moderation
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:15 PM   #3714
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This is from 2008, but I just want to make sure everyone knows that while I know it's fun to let dogs drink beer (especially when it has spilled), alcohol is bad for dogs.

http://www.aspcabehavior.org/article...-to-Dogs-.aspx

I love my beer, but I love my dogs even more. Be safe with them and know whether what you are giving them to eat or drink is healthy.
Well... I know that, as a human, I have no plans to have anything with Xylitol again!

It's worth noting that the ASPCA is only complaining about intoxication. They say it happens faster in dogs (it's a body mass thing -- same as for people). I'd say the risk is very, very low unless you're giving the dog a lot with respect to mass.

My dog liked beer when he was younger (adolescent), but now he doesn't show any interest.

Now where are those kegerators?!


Edit: (I'd show you mine, but it would just look like a chest freezer with kegs and picnic taps... the 2-tap tower has already shipped, though)!
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:26 PM   #3715
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Having trouble getting cold air to the top of mine. The fan near the top isn't pulling old air up and there's too many it's to let the cold air circulate around

 
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:08 AM   #3716
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Just finished this up. I just gutted out an old cabinet record player and put a kegerator inside. Nothing makes a beer sound better!
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:52 AM   #3717
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Awesome drip tray idea. Could be messy if you end up with beer in the knobs though!

 
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:44 AM   #3718
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Wow, awesome build. I love the vintage look.

 
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:08 PM   #3719
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That is amazing... Love the weathered look for the tower and taps, and the PABST handles just completely bring it home!!!

 
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:12 PM   #3720
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That is amazing... Love the weathered look for the tower and taps, and the PABST handles just completely bring it home!!!
I agree, that thing is great!



 
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