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Old 02-26-2008, 05:06 PM   #11
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I did the very same thing. I bought this 40" SS speed rail for $11.95. It has a 9 inch wide pocket and is ~6 inches deep. I also had to use silicone along the insde as it is only tack welded. No problem really.

I line the bottom with paper towels to keep cleanup easy peezy.



I am waiting for the part to arrive to expand from the 4 faucets shown to the 6 that have always been planned on (note 6 label frames and only 4 faucets).

Looks like I need to fix one of my frames tho'. A little off "kilter", funny it doesn;t look that bad when standing in fron of the keezer.
Very nice, just exactly what I am doing, only Im using magnets to hold it on the fridge for easy cleaning... Wish I would have posted earlier and you guys could have helped ME out, because I was stressing over $150 bucks for a drip tray.. Thanks.


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No need to stress. I too did not see a point in paying the premiums asked for real drip trays. My original option before this finding was a stainless steel drywall compound mud pan from Lowes for 4 bucks. Functional, but not nearly as pretty, IMO.

I had actually planned on building a simple collar, typical of every collar you see posted in threads, and attaching my speed rail with magnets as well. But after doing a test run with it, I found the speed rail to be too heavy alone for the magnets, not to mention any possible disasters trying to set a glass in there.

I thought about using an adhesive but decided against that as I didn't want it permanantly affixed to the keezer in case it gets hit by the car.

So, I modified my collar design to have an apron to which I could screw the speed rail into as designed. The bottle of La Fin Du Monde at frame right is actually a cigarette butt disposal vessel.


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Old 03-04-2008, 03:05 PM   #13
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My solution: $15 tray plus some angle brackets and epoxy.
Bobby, will this set up support a decent size mug or 2 while filling? (or do you have to hold it?)
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I've put 4 pounds of scuba weights on it to test it and it's good to go. Don't forget to lightly scuff the finish on the epoxied surfaces so it holds better.

Since I did this project, I still haven't found myself resting the glasses on the tray and have a hard time figuring out why you'd do it. Maybe if your lines aren't balanced and you need to let the foam subside before topping off?

I think good pour technique requires that you hold the glass, but I have seen bartenders pour beer like it was diet coke at the drive thru...
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So you've epoxied the brackets to the tray? or to the refer? or both?

Did you use SS brackets? If so, what source?
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Since I did this project, I still haven't found myself resting the glasses on the tray and have a hard time figuring out why you'd do it. Maybe if your lines aren't balanced and you need to let the foam subside before topping off?
I guess my thought was to be able to fill a big glass without having to hold it for the entire pour, but I see your point about the 'coke machine technique'
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Yeah, that $15 tray from barproducts was surely a find. kegconnection wanted $40 for the same one, so I held off. Glad I did! Just found that tray yesterday and ordered it.
I just ordered two.

One for the keezer, one for the two-tapper up stairs.

Man I love this forum...

THanks for the info guys...
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These angle brackets were just cheapy ones in the hardware section of Lowes. I was looking for some nicer looking shelf brackets, but they had nothing meant for a 4" shelf so I got these.

I epoxied to the freezer, the used velcro to hold the tray on for taking it to the sink for cleaning. The insert can go in the dishwasher I suppose.
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thanks for the info
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Great Shot! Just ordered it myself...! Great Find! I always have a bucket undermine and that has been a mess!... Now I have to paint my whole frig, cause it' got rusty... ps.. it's in my garage., Thanks again!


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