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Old 08-16-2012, 12:02 PM   #21
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would love to see some picks with the top opened the two different ways. I have been thinking about rebuilding mine, if I ever get around to it, just to change things around a little with the options from other I have seen sense I have made mine. Just to make things easier on my down the road. I also would like to move it from the garage to the sreened in porch and if it's going to be more visible I want to make it a touch more pleasing to the eye. although it's not bad, just minor upgrades/changes would be needed.
Thanks for the post, you have a fine looking keezer.

 
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:14 PM   #22
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i'll snap some more pics this weekend
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:51 PM   #23
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the dual hinge design works quite nicely.. from taking inspiration from other builds, i will be able to open just the lightweight top if i need to make an adjustment or get a bottle of something out, or i can open the collar to switch kegs w/o having to worry about the shanks in my way.. you'll notice i had to slightly adapt the hinges i purchased as the only ones i could locate that had the right pattern on were a little small..
that seems like a lot of weight for the stock freezer hinges, oak is pretty heavy on its own...anyone had top lid weight issues issues?

 
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:54 PM   #24
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that seems like a lot of weight for the stock freezer hinges, oak is pretty heavy on its own...anyone had top lid weight issues issues?
when i open it up i be sure to rest it on something (usually the wall behind it) .. never have it sitting by itself w/o any sort of bracing
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Primaries: Apfelwein
Keg 1: Apfelwein | Keg 2: Bourbon Vanilla Porter | Keg 3: Marzen
Bottles: lots full and even more empty

 
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Old 08-04-2016, 06:51 PM   #25
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I wonder how melamie mdf would hold up on the interior, instead of the aluminum sheets.

 
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Old 08-05-2016, 01:52 PM   #26
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I do not think the mdf would hold up even though it has the melamie over it. MDF and any hint of moisture just do not work well together. I think over time it will eventually swell up from moisture unless one lives out in an arid desert somewhere!

I would think something like this from HomeDepot would work great though: http://www.homedepot.com/p/1-16-in-x...3003/202090190. You would just need to seal all the seams with silicon glue.
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Old 08-10-2016, 01:42 PM   #27
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that plastic panel would probably be better than the flashing i used.. i had a heck of a time trying to get it to lay flat after bending it around the corners and such.. maybe just a good adhesive would be needed to hold it together, and then you're right some silicone caulk would be nice on the seams
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DOWN THE HATCH BREWING
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Primaries: Apfelwein
Keg 1: Apfelwein | Keg 2: Bourbon Vanilla Porter | Keg 3: Marzen
Bottles: lots full and even more empty

 
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