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Old 02-22-2012, 02:44 AM   #511
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Does anyone know if the Frigidaire 7.2 will hold a 1/2 barrel?

Looks like it would be close, what is the distance front to back on the 7.2?
I just measured my Frididaire 7.2 cu ft freezer Model # FFFC07M2KW that I recently picked up. It is 16 1/2" front to back.


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Old 02-22-2012, 10:00 PM   #512
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Looking at getting the Frigidaire 9 cu ft (or 8.8 if you go to the website). went to lowes today with some cutouts and I got it to fit 5 on the floor with two on the collar. Anyone out there have this freezer that can confirm or deny this??


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Old 02-27-2012, 04:56 AM   #513
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First, thank you all for this great thread. This is amazing.

I'm not handy at all - so I need capacity without a collar. All I need is cold storage. I already have an 8 tap kegerator w/ front doors that holds 11 mixed sixtels snugly (sometimes a 12th with creativity).

But I'm now brewing 15 gallons at a time and need to store 3 corny kegs with each batch. Hoping to have 24 kegs is ambitious, but I wouldn't mind about 20 capacity.

Looking through the thread I see the Frigidaire 14.8cu freezer LFFN15M5HW (Lowes: $395), the Maytag 14.8cu freezer MQC1552TEW (Home Dept: $449 - price $150 more than a few months ago!), and the Whirlpool 14.8cu freezer EH150FXR (Sears: $405).

It appears that the Frigidaire has a 9.25" wide and 10.5" high hump and only stores 8 ball lock cornies without needing a collar.

Has anyone used the Maytag 14.8 or the Whirlpool 14.8? What is the corny capacity without a collar?

It appears the Frigidaire can be modified for temperature without a controller. What about the Maytag or Whirlpool?

Thanks so much. I have 3 kegs of Stout conditioning and 15 gallons of Brown Ales fermenting. 10 gallons of Bitter, 5 of Maibock, 5 of Porter... well, you get the idea - I'm in desperate need of cold room!!!
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:24 AM   #514
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I just bought a Haier 7.1 Model HCM071AW from hhgregg. It fits 4 ball locks on the floor without a collar with plenty of wiggle room. A collar would allow for 1 more on the hump.
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I just bought a Haier 7.1 Model HCM071AW from hhgregg. It fits 4 ball locks on the floor without a collar with plenty of wiggle room. A collar would allow for 2 more on the hump.
I believe I have the same one, but I purchased at costco. For $174 it is a great little freezer.

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Old 02-28-2012, 01:31 AM   #516
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Can get this for $170 at walmart - how many kegs can I fit in it?

products.geappliances.com/ApplProducts/Dispatcher?REQUEST=SpecPage&Sku=FCM7DUWW
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I didn't notice in the thread, but does someone know the interior dimensions of the Igloo 5.2 Chest Freezer? I need to fit 2 commercial sixers and a 5# tank. Will it fit?
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I believe I have the same one, but I purchased at costco. For $174 it is a great little freezer.

How is the drip tray attached? Looks good!
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3M Heavy duty double sided tape. Unfortunately it failed after two weeks. I am using "industrial strength" double sided velcro now and it works fine, but it does not hang perfectly level since the velcro is a little thick and gives a little bit.

I might try double sided tape again and give it some time with clamps holding the tray in place so it can "cure." the package said it could take 24 hours. I have it about 20 seconds.
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3M Heavy duty double sided tape. Unfortunately it failed after two weeks. I am using "industrial strength" double sided velcro now and it works fine, but it does not hang perfectly level since the velcro is a little thick and gives a little bit.

I might try double sided tape again and give it some time with clamps holding the tray in place so it can "cure." the package said it could take 24 hours. I have it about 20 seconds.
Hard drive magnets is what you want to use. that thing wont go anywhere.


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