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Old 04-08-2013, 06:36 PM   #781
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Great thread, thanks for link!


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Old 04-09-2013, 01:18 PM   #782
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Note my 6GC symbol is for a 6.5 gallon glass carboy.

For BBs on the hump, you'd need a pretty decent collar height to use airlocks.


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Old 04-09-2013, 02:10 PM   #783
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I have the Holiday 5cf. I'm confident 2 BB will fit but I'll verify tonight.

Here's Thadius' spec sheet on it. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/ches...8/#post4731044
Checked last night and 2 6gal BB easily fit. Like Thadius said, it also fits 2 6.5gal carboys. thanks, Thadius for all the work!
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:43 AM   #784
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Thanks for the info!
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:38 AM   #785
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Great deal on the Kenmore 7.2 at K-Mart if anyone is interested.

http://slickdeals.net/f/5966984-Kenm...e-Store-Pickup
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:07 AM   #786
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Am I screwing something up? I went to HD with 4 empty ball locks and the GE 7'er wouldn't fit 4 on the floor. 4 went in over the lip, but not all the way to the floor. Are the kegs warped? Is there magical way of fitting them that I am missing? Thanks in advance, folks.

(Disclaimer: Building my first keezer and first purchase of used kegs)
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:48 PM   #787
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Either you're doing something wrong, or they changed the model. I have two of the GE 7.0cf FCM7SUWW's and have crammed 6 kegs into each before. Four on the floor, two on the hump. It's a tight fit.





I've found that the rubber handles on the sides of ball lock kegs bulge outward ever so slightly. You can file these down with a rasp, or you can turn it so the opening between the two handles is touching the adjacent keg. Either way, it should be close.

If it's not even close to getting 4 on the floor, then you probably have "converted ball lock" kegs, which are pin lock bodies with ball lock posts and lid.
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It seems as though it the bases that don't fit, they flare a bit. I could probably muscle them down but didn't want to buy a floor model if ya know what I mean. It looks like I'm going to take a rasp to them, or just build something to make the whole level. Figure I'd experiment with a fan in the floor to recirculate the puddle of cold air down there, but that's off topic. Thanks, Thadius.
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I just crammed them down. It makes a tiny dent in the compressor hump, but there's nothing vital in that area unless you take a sledge hammer to it. It's so small that nobody would notice if you didn't tell them.

Check the first post in my sig to see what other 7 cu ft models hold 4 ball locks on the floor. Perhaps you'll see another you like more.
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Great deal on the Kenmore 7.2 at K-Mart if anyone is interested.

http://slickdeals.net/f/5966984-Kenm...e-Store-Pickup
Just picked one up today. You have to stagger them, but 4 fit on the bottom without hammering anything down and even a little wiggle room. I save the hump for bottles, but two more would fit. Kegs fit with about 2" to the top of the compartment where the collar would go. Unfortunately that means I can't reuse my 6" collar from my dead freezer for the project, gotta go up to 10 for the same amount of hose wiggle room.

FYI I have ball locks


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