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Old 01-10-2014, 04:22 PM   #21
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My lid and collar are both hinged. I used weather stripping-just the cheap stuff from Home Depot. I have found that I don't open the whole collar very often, just the top.
When I did mine I used a set of replacement hinges for the freezer. That way the holes were guaranteed to line up. Found some Marine and Automotive Rubber Weatherseal at Lowe's made by MD in black that made a good seal.

Yeah, most of the time only the top gets opened since the space above the kegs holds a 6 bottle wine rack built into the collar.

 
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Old 01-10-2014, 06:10 PM   #22
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When I did mine I used a set of replacement hinges for the freezer. That way the holes were guaranteed to line up.
Holy cow! I looked up replacement hinges for my Kenmore 7.2 and they're priced at $34 each! That's almost half what I paid for the whole freezer...NEW.

Talk about a racket.

 
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Old 01-11-2014, 01:06 PM   #23
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I got mine online but don't remember where. They were about $25 for both, wouldn't have paid what you were quoted.

 
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:16 PM   #24
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When I did mine I used a set of replacement hinges for the freezer. That way the holes were guaranteed to line up. Found some Marine and Automotive Rubber Weatherseal at Lowe's made by MD in black that made a good seal.

Yeah, most of the time only the top gets opened since the space above the kegs holds a 6 bottle wine rack built into the collar.
Do you have a build thread? Id be interested in seeing it.

 
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:34 PM   #25
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On mine, I used silicone and brackets in the original hinge holes to secure the collar
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Old 01-13-2014, 01:35 PM   #26
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Do you have a build thread? Id be interested in seeing it.
Red,

Don't have a build thread as others have described the process much better than I could. Here are a couple of photos though.

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Old 01-19-2014, 08:08 PM   #27
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Really nice work! I think I really might have to look into the double hinge setup. Do you have latches to hold the lid closed when opening the collar?

 
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:25 PM   #28
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Negative.

I do have a key lock on my lid. To make it functional, I'd just have to add a single screw for it to catch on.
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