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Old 01-05-2006, 05:23 AM   #1
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Getting ready to purchase an upright freezer to make a keg fridge out of. I have looked at a ton, and I just can't decide what to get. I have looked at used ones, but around here (st. louis), unless you are the first caller - they are gone. So I finially decided that I would just buy a new one that would look good in my bar someday, but I can't decide what size to get.

Anybody out there have some wisdom to share about your experience? Too much space? Too little? Extra space is great for bottles and yeast? Certain MFG and size accomodates a certain number of cornies well....

Thanks! Paul


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Old 01-05-2006, 05:36 AM   #2
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Words of wisdom - Upright freezer - NO SALE!!

Don't you know that whenever you open the door the cold drops right out onto the floor?

With a horizontal freezer the cold stays in when you open the door.


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Old 01-05-2006, 05:51 PM   #3
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Not sure if that is such a big deal. Besides, not like the door is going to be open that much...or is it??

How much of a pain the can is it to move deep freeze away from wall because of the towers on the lid?

Thanks! Paul
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Old 01-05-2006, 06:00 PM   #4
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Check out craigslist.org and click on St. Louis. I just found a 1 year old refridgerator in excellent condition for $75. I get a whole lot of goodies from that classified websight in my area.
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Old 01-05-2006, 06:33 PM   #5
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Not sure if that is such a big deal. Besides, not like the door is going to be open that much...or is it??

How much of a pain the can is it to move deep freeze away from wall because of the towers on the lid?

Thanks! Paul
Huh? I was referring to one that is horizontal (lid on top)not vertical or tower-type (lid in front like a fridge).

Like I said before, opening the door on an upright freezer allows the cold to drop out of the freezer onto the floor. When you close the door the freezer has to build up (or, in this case, down) to the set temperature.

With a horizontal freezer the cold stays inside when the lid is open and the freezer motor will not have to run as often. Better for your electric bill that way.

But, like the guy said, he's looking for our opinion.
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Old 01-06-2006, 04:49 AM   #6
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Well - to clarify, I was talking about mounting a couple of tower-type taps on the lid of the horizontal freezer and was concerned about wall clearance when opening the lid.

Since that thought, I took out a drill, and thought no more. My fridge now has a tapper handle and I will pick up the rest of the kegging outfit tomorrow. Thanks for all of your help.

And yes - the opinions are the reason I come here.

Thanks!!!! Paul
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Old 01-06-2006, 07:11 AM   #7
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Look, man, that screen name of yours is wrong and insulting. We don't need people like you here. Get an education and try again at life.
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Old 01-06-2006, 07:37 AM   #8
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LOL!! Now that's comedy!!

 
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Old 01-06-2006, 08:18 AM   #9
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Sorry, John. We just has a problem with an upset, banned member starting a lot of crap. His name was usmcruz. Sorry to interrupt this thread.


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