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Old 09-06-2013, 07:52 PM   #221
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Here are the specs for the Danby 10.2 cu ft chest freezer.

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- Can adjust temp without controller using the coarse set screw
I'm considering this model based on this thread.

Is that coarse set screw able to turn the temp all the way up to the upper 30s/40 range? So in fact you wouldn't need a temperature controller at all??


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Old 09-07-2013, 06:39 PM   #222
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ResumeMan - In short, YES...This is what I did for about the first month that I had this freezer. Below is a thread that talks all about setting the coarse screw and I believe I posted info about this freezer in that thread.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/guid...ontrol-249612/

But, I have since added the STC-1000 purchased for $17.99 from Amazon and here is the reason: My beer was staying around the upper 30's, no problem. But, being paranoid as to not want to freeze my beer, I had a 32 oz cup of water in the freezer to see how it would do. Basically, the air in the freezer varied from 25-50, and right when the freezer kicked off (air temp around 25), the top 1/8 inch of that cup of water was frozen. Then, by the time it kicked back on, the ice was thawed and the temp of that water was around 38.

I probably had nothing to worry about, but I liked the idea of having an external temp indicator so I wouldn't have to keep opening the keezer, and for $17.99, I couldn't resist. I mounted the temp controller to the right of the compressor vent on the right of the freezer and tapped into the power cord at that spot. I then ran the temp sensor wire into the rear of my collar and taped to a 40 oz beer bottle filled with water (sensor under bubble wrap which is taped around bottle).



 
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:03 AM   #223
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BTW Zettwoch, have you done a build thread or posted photos of your keezer anywhere? As I mentioned I'm considering that unit, and would like more info to supplement the thread I linked earlier. In particular if you built a collar I am wondering how you addressed the rounded corners.
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Old 09-19-2013, 03:28 PM   #224
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Finally started building mine
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Old 09-21-2013, 09:38 PM   #225
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I've confirmed that you can fit 6 pinlocks and a 10# bottle in the Frigidaire 8.8cf LFFC09M5HW. It's snug between the bottle and keg with the red collar, but they fit.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:20 PM   #226
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BTW Zettwoch, have you done a build thread or posted photos of your keezer anywhere? As I mentioned I'm considering that unit, and would like more info to supplement the thread I linked earlier. In particular if you built a collar I am wondering how you addressed the rounded corners.
ResumeMan...as to how to deal with those rounded corners...

I used 1x10's for the collar. I used a pen from underneath to draw the radius. I then used my miter saw to cut a 45 on each corner. Then, I used 1x1's to reinforce the corners and set on top of the freezer. After assembling, I used a palm sander for about 5 minutes on each corner to round out.

It really worked out better than I thought it would!

 
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Thanks for the summary!
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Old 10-05-2013, 11:25 PM   #228
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Working on my Magic Chef HMCF7W. It's 7.0 cubic feet.

I made some measurements today, and probably tomorrow I'll dry fit some kegs (I hope 6 will fit because my collar is designed for 6 - CO2 outside).

Here's the basics:
Exterior -
36 7/8" wide
21 5/8" deep
32 3/8" high (including lid)
30 3/8" high (excluding lid)

Interior -
31" wide
15 5/8" deep
26" high

Hump (right side hump) -
9 1/2" wide
8 13/16" high

Messed with the coarse temperature adjustment set screw, and could only get it to ~30F at the hottest. Using an STC-1000 instead.

I'll update more as I test things and hopefully complete my keezer build.

 
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:50 AM   #229
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The Magic Chef HMCF7W can fit six ball locks! (phew!)

The last one slightly overhangs off the hump, so I'll probably cut a piece of wood to act as a little platform for it.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:59 PM   #230
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If you keep it full of kegs, it'll never have anywhere to go so you won't need a shelf.


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