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Old 10-18-2013, 04:09 AM   #31
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I'm having trouble visualizing how you will change kegs. The chest slides out, but you have a piece of pvc from the chest, through the decking and into the coffin. Won't this prevent the chest from sliding out (because the pvc stays attached? maybe I'm missing something.
the PVC does go through but I have a removable top to the coffin box which allows me to lift the PVC up to release the chest freezer. I also have a good seal to prevent air leak from the gap between the chest freezer and the coffin box. It's a Foam piece I actually found in the plumbing toilet section at HD. I'll take a picture when I get home. You can see from this picture though I have a black collar that prevents the PVC from slipping through the coffin box when it's in place and To change kegs I just open the coffin Box and lift the PVC up a bit and into the coffin box.


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Old 10-18-2013, 01:45 PM   #32
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the PVC does go through but I have a removable top to the coffin box which allows me to lift the PVC up to release the chest freezer. I also have a good seal to prevent air leak from the gap between the chest freezer and the coffin box. It's a Foam piece I actually found in the plumbing toilet section at HD. I'll take a picture when I get home. You can see from this picture though I have a black collar that prevents the PVC from slipping through the coffin box when it's in place and To change kegs I just open the coffin Box and lift the PVC up a bit and into the coffin box.
That's very helpful. I think the pictures will make it even clearer.

Thanks. I am using your bar as a template for one I am hoping to build. Any additional framing pics that you have from different angles would be very helpful. I'm anxious to see how this all comes together for you.

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Old 10-21-2013, 01:43 AM   #33
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That's very helpful. I think the pictures will make it even clearer. Thanks. I am using your bar as a template for one I am hoping to build. Any additional framing pics that you have from different angles would be very helpful. I'm anxious to see how this all comes together for you. John
Here are some more pictures of the plumbing and backside framing.

You can see the pipe only comes up and Into the coffin box about 4 inches. This allows me to have room to pull the pipe up into the coffin allowing the chest freezer to release.

Also the last shot shows the black rubber sleeve that goes around the pipe. This piece keeps the PVC pipe in place and provides a seal around the hole in the coffin box floor.
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:48 AM   #34
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In this photo you can see we drilled a 3.5 inch hole on the coffin box sub floor. In the chest freezer the hole size is 2.5".

On the end of the pipe we glued into place a foam gasket piece that we found in the toilet plumbing sections at HD. This slides slightly inside the chest freezer hole sealing it off. However it pulls free And up through the coffin box (3.5" hole) with a little twisting.
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:52 AM   #35
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On the left we have a cutout for where our mini fridge will go to house bottled beer and sodas.

On the right we are building a shelf. We have some room in the L section to hold kegs. I'll make the shelving removable so I have Access to that dead space in the corner of the bar. That was originally where the trash can was fitting but we scrapped that idea. I currently can get 2 cornys in the space which I think will be a better use of space.

If there are any other questions or comments let me know. Also if there are any other pictures wanted I'll try to get those added as well.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:53 AM   #36
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Looks awesome. Thanks for the additional pictures. It makes the process much clearer for those of us who are mechanically impaired.
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Old 10-22-2013, 01:59 AM   #37
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A little work put into tonight mainly filling nail holes on the siding but I also added some stabilizers to the inside counter of the bar. I put two 2x4 together on the left end, and in the corner, on the right end I stacked three so that I would have an even area to place the tile concealing the Side paneling. These will also serve to help stabilize the bar top.
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Today is the day...I'm pumped the granite is being installed. I was originally going to do tile but a local shop down the road had one color of granite (which so happened to match the bar well) for 9.99 per sq ft. Very cheap for granite and not much more than the tile I was looking at. So I was sold. I think it was fate.

I'm still doing a wood top for the bar serving area, this will be counterspace.
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Here is the cutout ft the coffin box
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And the finished product...


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