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Old 10-01-2012, 03:13 PM   #81
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working pefectly . I need to change the after market latches. junk, they sit crooked when latching pressure is applied . I change out compressors at work so silver soldering was nothing. The detail I kinda hand did with a hand router and a big wood file. I still need to put a covering material on the inside . Also I have a 1 gallon bottle on the inside which catches the ice melting off the coil when compressor cycle's off , the fridge had it run to a evaperation catch tray mounted ontop of the exterior compressor..

 
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:20 PM   #82
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The base was trickey it is a seperate piece from the top . and the top slide /fits in to the base. lots of pics if you need

 
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:21 PM   #83
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So i guess the level of welding is going to be beyond someone with a flux core and some level of comfort with welding sheetmetal and larger stock.

I'm thinking a dorm fridge cut up would be better for me as long as I don't cut through anything.

although mine is going to be much smaller
5foot high 3 foot wide 1.5 foot deep.
and only one chamber will be truely cold.

 
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:41 PM   #84
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silver solder is just like soft solder except it needs more heat mapp gas and it flows toward the heat practice very simple . Only had to connect 2 lines ,and install a schader fitting .but you will need a vacumn pump to test for leaks and clean the system

 
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:15 PM   #85
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Just wanted to say awesome build! Good idea on using the bigger fridge btw. I built a small box around a dorm fridge years ago to fit one carboy and it just didn't have much power at all. I ending up scrapping the whole thing.

 
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:51 PM   #86
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Vinper the more pictures the better!

I'm pretty good about following plans this will be my first custom build based off a bunch of pictures ive been downloading.

the welding isn't really welding then its really soldering pipe just with silver solder and more heat?

if so not a problem!

 
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