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Old 01-30-2013, 07:06 PM   #1
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Default Idea for keezer design.....Doable?

I have looked through as many of the posts as I could and haven't seen what I am looking for (doesn't mean it is not there, I just haven't found it).

I really want a tower, but think keezers much more attractive in general than kegarators. What if I got a small chest freezer, did the collar, and then attempted to remove the hinge from one side of the lid, move it over, cut the lid in two and put a tower on the now non-moving third of the thing? I would have to move the hinge over to the other section and go from there. that part of the keezer lid would operate as normal and on a small freezer I'd still be able to access the whole interior. I'll attach a little diagram of the idea below. Would this be possible, or do you think the cut too difficult to make? If someone has done it point me that direction please.


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Old 01-30-2013, 07:18 PM   #2
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No, I haven't seen that setup before, and I think you'd encounter problems getting a decent seal where you cut the lid. Unless you have access to some decent metal working tools I think it would turn out pretty ugly. Unless you made an entirely new lid out of wood.


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I feel like I have seen something like that, but can't for the life of me figure out how to search for it. If I remember right, they were building a big wooden tower along the full length of one of the shorter sides. Because it was so big, lifting would have been difficult, so they went with setting up a 1/3 + 2/3 idea like you've got. Unfortunately, I can't remember if they used the original lid, or made a new one out of wood and insulation.

You'd also have to be careful drilling the holes for the new hing in the middle. I'm sure with a little patience or a chilling line diagram you can do it, just one more thing to consider.
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What if you made the collar wider than the freezer so you could make it like a overhanging table to mount the tower to? If that makes sense.
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What if you made the collar wider than the freezer so you could make it like a overhanging table to mount the tower to? If that makes sense.
I have seen that somewhere. IIRC it was ok, but just didn't really look 'right'. I won't attempt anything until warmer weather so I can get out in the garage and get a work space cleared, etc. Just thinking about starting to look on Craig's List for a freezer or fridge. I want it for my basement man cave in progress and need to fully measure the space available, etc. Just putting a pencil on it at the moment.
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I know I've seen at least two versions of that design here. They're probably both in the "show us your kegerator" thread somewhere, but that's a lot of pages to sort through.


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