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Old 08-19-2012, 12:46 AM   #11
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Today I cleaned the lid up and started building a collar. There is still a lot of work to go.

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Looking good bud. You gonna paint it? Also what controls are you planning on using


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I do intend to paint it, probably black. My wife is enamored with the idea of chalkboard paint, but I don't know if I want to use that.

I was thinking of using one of the STC-1000, but I also kind of wanted to be able to finish it before Labor Day. We're having a pig pickin' and I wanted to be able to use it for that.
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I do intend to paint it, probably black. My wife is enamored with the idea of chalkboard paint, but I don't know if I want to use that.

I was thinking of using one of the STC-1000, but I also kind of wanted to be able to finish it before Labor Day. We're having a pig pickin' and I wanted to be able to use it for that.


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Here's a pic of the one I built. I had a local sign shop make up a vinyl wrap instead of paint. Came out great, keeps my brew at 36-38 degrees, & took about half a day to make. will hold 3 half-barrel size kegs (I have 2 tapped & 1 in reserve. NEVER wanna run out!) Enjoy!
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:54 PM   #15
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That looks great!
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Just made a trip to Lowes to pick up some wood, weather stripping, paint and stain. My son has a football game this afternoon though, so I probably won't be getting much done today.
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Awesome im using the chalkboard paint. I like the idea of being able to make my notes on it.

Yea it takes a while to get the sct. The only place i could find one on ebay is taking 10 days to get here. Im at a standstill because i need to wire my control box and im going to recess the gang box for a nice clean look.
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The chalkboard paint only really looks nice the first.time you use it. After that it's really hard to get the old chalk off.

I think I'm going to go with the Johnson Controls analog thermostat, simply because it would take too long to get the STC here.
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Oh yea i know but i still like the idea. Plus its cheap and being the smallest chest freezer wouldn't cost me to repaint it if needed.

Im just a geek haha i like tge digital
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I would like the digital too, I'm just under a time crunch right now.

I really, really want this thing to be operational with picnic faucets by Labor Day weekend. I will work on getting the other stuff done after that.


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