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Old 05-31-2007, 09:57 PM   #1
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Default more DIY drip trays "the chief"

I named this in honor of BierMuncher (avatar) whos thread: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthre...ight=drip+tray really got me thinking on how to make a low cost wall mount tray.

While I think BierMuncher's "fellas" are perfect for beer tower applications, I needed something that would mount to the front of my fridge.

I made this from a 14" stainless mud pan (for sheetrock), $11.95 at Lowe's, and a piece of leftover stainless that I got from a local welder in exchange for a couple of beers.


A little drilling, some crimping and BAM! The Chief:


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The top snaps right off for easy cleaning.

The shape of the pan will require me to make a wedge shaped mount on the fridge door to keep it level. A nice piece of scrap wood, and I'm in business. I may end up drilling some more holes in the top, but I really liked the look of this layout. You could also add a drain without too much trouble if you felt like it.
They also have these in 12" models if the 14" is too big for someone.



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Old 05-31-2007, 10:34 PM   #2
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Very nice. I'm honored.

I havea chest freezer I'm installing with taps so I may need to steel this idea...then we'll be even.


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Old 05-31-2007, 11:03 PM   #3
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That looks great. I salute your ingenuity!
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Old 05-31-2007, 11:28 PM   #4
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Very nice. I'm honored.

I havea chest freezer I'm installing with taps so I may need to steel this idea...then we'll be even.

Knock yourself out!!! I just did what you did, wandered around Lowe's with an open mind. I'll post more pics with my mounting bracket when I get a chance.
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That looks great. I salute your ingenuity!
Thanks! The thing is so shiny, I kept seeing my reflection with a big dorky grin on my face as I was assembling it.
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Here is a pic of it installed:


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Thanks! The thing is so shiny, I kept seeing my reflection with a big dorky grin on my face as I was assembling it.
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nice man....especially to a fellow skins fan!
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Thanks! The thing is so shiny, I kept seeing my reflection with a big dorky grin on my face as I was assembling it.
That's hilarious and sounds exactly like something I would do.

Oh, and BTW, I am totally going to steal your idea.


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