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Old 05-15-2012, 04:29 AM   #1
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Default Coffin Keezer build (thanks Jester)

So after the long debate of wanting to build a Coffin Keezer.. I finally decided to take on the challenge. I've been working on it on and off due to working weekends and life situations. but here is the start of it. We were doing 2 at the same time.. one is going to have the capacity of 7 Corney Kegs and one with 4. (24inch coffin vs 36 inch coffin). And for those of you that are afraid of taking on this project.. I HAVE 0 wood working skills. I learned it all while taking on this project.


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Old 05-15-2012, 04:33 AM   #2
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Second part of the project update.... Ill keep the build rolling.. wont be able to work on it this weekend due to an exercise going on..


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Old 05-15-2012, 01:04 PM   #3
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Looks nice so far!

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What are you going to do about ventilation on the freezer? Typically, these chest freezers use the front and two sides to vent away the heat (unless they have a coil on the back). Putting it that tight into a box is likely going to screw it up pretty quickly.

Build looks damn good, though! Nice woodwork for sure!
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The 2 freezers that we are using have the slants on the right side and holes on the back as well as coils on the back. I think it should be good. When i had it running in my garage last year the freezer actually ran cooler than the ambient air in the garage. If i do have a problem with over heating ill modify it like Jester did by running a fan and some duct work in it. Also there is a full 1 1/2 of space on all sides of the Freezer, just looks like its a tight fit due to the top.
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What are you going to do about ventilation on the freezer? Typically, these chest freezers use the front and two sides to vent away the heat (unless they have a coil on the back). Putting it that tight into a box is likely going to screw it up pretty quickly.

Build looks damn good, though! Nice woodwork for sure!
That is open for debate. There are build threads on this board with the wood tight to the sides of the freezer that are many years old and the keezers are still running strong. (and my AC+R expert buddy says that the R value of wood is so low that it is not an issue)

You may get longer life if you over engineer but my suspicion is that it does't make enough difference to worry about it.

And it looks great, BTW
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Update: The CoffinKeezer has been completed and i just pulled my first pint off of it.. Simply put.... AMAZING! Again, It was not that hard to build however it is time consuming.. here are some more pictures. Sorry for the quality. these have all been taken with my phone.
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During the staining and sealing I made a makeshift paint booth using drop-cloths and tacking them to the ceiling and then using tape to seal it up to the ground and each other. The only thing that i wish i would have known about was to wet the whole thing down allowing the grain to expand to get a glass smooth surface prior to staining and sealing. Next time i guess
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The only thing i have left to do is finalize the skirt for the carpet that it rests on. However i am about to move so that might be put on hold till the move is complete.. Let me know if there are any questions, and ill try and help out as much as i can. The temperature is electronically controlled by the STC-1000 that is mounted to the back of the kegerator. I also have to redesign the insulation of the "tower" due to the fact that the Fan pulls a lot of CFM and it causes the Keezer to heat up from 3.3c to 5.4C in about 2 hrs. Thanks for looking and BREW ON!!
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This is awesome!! how much did this run you?


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