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Old 11-08-2008, 02:21 PM   #1
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so i am going to start my keezer today. i am just going to put a collar on the chest freezer i got.

i've been reading about attaching the collar to the lid and not the base. has anyone done this? do you have pictures. how would i attach it to the lid? just caulk, glue and the hinge in the back?

suggestions? words of warning that i might not think of before my conversion?

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Old 11-08-2008, 02:55 PM   #2
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ok, so i found a pretty cool tower on craigslist. SOLID BRASS MULTI TAP BEER TOWER

is this a good deal? it looks like it to me.

back to the drawing board


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from what i read and what im going to do is you can caulk the wood to the base and not connect the top to it. just get some foam and line the inside of the collar and it should work good. From what i see if you connect it to the top its gonna create a headache trying to open and take out your kegs. thats just an observation im not a pro at keezers yet but hope that helps someone correct me if im wrong
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and on the tap it looks good but since its old you may wanna run new lines to it and really clean it up
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Bobby_M has his collar attached to the lid. If you use a fairly lightweight wood for it, you'll be fine, since the hinges will have to hold up the extra weight. It also allows you to use the same screw holes in the back of the freezer body.

You'll have to remove the gasket from the lid, at least, and attach it to the bottom of the collar.

If you're pretty good at DIY, go for it. I'm not, so I attached the collar to the freezer body and put the lid on that. Plus, I have a big keezer, so I'm not sure the hinges could hold such a large collar.
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i hope this guy doesnt sell this tower before i can go pick it up
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nah u should be alright show us the before and after pics of the tower, its gonna look pretty sweet all polished up
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ok, new plan. no collar. i am going to get this tower cleansed up monday. very excited. i am going to rebuild my bar around the keezer
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Did you get the tower? It look awesome.... ought to be a real centerpiece when you're done with it if you did get it.
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i got it. its pretty nice. its not quite what i expected. the faucets are plastic. other than that, its great. it came apart real easy but some of the fittings are ones i've never seen. so i am worried about being able to get one parts for it. i might start a new post with pictures and questions about a rebuild on this thing


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