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Old 12-07-2008, 02:08 PM   #1
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Default Irish Coffin Box

I am working on a new bar in my brewhouse and have completed it , so I started searching for a 4 tap tower, without paying a couple hundred dollars and looking for something "British " like , I deceided to build an Irish Coffin Box. I was also somewhat inspired by the recent BYO edition "Charlotte" area homebrew bar. I had some left over 2 1/2" steel tubing so I recycled that and sanded and polished the tubing and will coat with a lacquer to keep it pretty and not rust.

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Old 12-07-2008, 02:38 PM   #3
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Nice looking box!!

and nice joinery.
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Very nice. Nice routering on the edges
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Very nice woodwork! It should be a beautiful coffin box when you're done.
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very nice... what are you going to use to insulate the box? i have a project under way as well; trying to decide between foam spray and custom cut foam around the interior walls.
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Thank you for all the nice comments, just to update, SWMBO agreed that the plain steel just didn't cut it, so I tried painting the risers black ( it's looks a little better ) . I will use some high density foam to insulate this box and since it's not too far from the keg, just a small fan to circulate some cold air .
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I did the same thing althought a pretty different design...

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I used "duct wrap" insulation on the inside. It's basically that silver foil lined bubble wrap... I used a couple layers of that around the inside because it was very easy to work with compared to the high density foam and it works really well. I also used weather-sealer tape around the top of the lid and the base where it's mounted on the bar to make sure it's completely air tight.

I have two pvc pipes that come up to it from under the bar, one 3" that carries all of the lines and a 2" that is simply an air return back to the walk-in cooler. The pipes run behind a wall and then about 25 feet to the walk-in. I had a tiny fan set up to circulate the air from the cooler, to the coffin box and then back to the cooler to chil the lines but to be honest, I shut it off... I ended up not needing the fan. Given mine is in the basement, the lines somehow always stay cold enough on their own, even in erally hot summer weather.

I had to drill up through the bottom of the bar to anchor that sucker on there really tight.


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