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vmpolesov

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I'm researching my options for collar construction.
I have watched Bobby from NJ's videos, he put his collar on the lid and mentioned that weight can become a factor.

I see some pics of collars on the body. how do you mount them to the freezer (where do you find a safe place to drill, etc.?
 

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I just used some silicone between the collar and body and then bot a metal plate to put on the back that attached the old lid screw holes to the collar. Then i just attached the lid to to the collar. Seems fine so far.
 
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I'll probably go with lid mounted, keeps the beer lines, shanks, and taps up out of the way when loading or unloading kegs.
 

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You dont have to drill holes or use brackets, I personally wouldn't risk hitting a line. I just put a bead of liquid nails around the bottom of the collar then placed it on top of the freezer, I then put a ten pound weight plate on each corner. After 3 to 4 hours, bingo you can lift the entire freezer off the floor by the collar. I then sealed the inside of the board with silicone, insulating the collar isn't necessary
 

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Obviously I like the collared lid concept. Keeping the faucets out of the way really helps me NOT pour beer on my foot while I monkey around in the freezer cleaning up or changing out kegs.
 
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