You will probably find they are the same freezer just branded for specific retailers. Use the Lowes gift card. You can use the $50 you save for the wood for the collar.I have been reading this thread for a few days now. Excellent info in here. I've decided to sell my Danny kegerator and go with a freezer chest build. I want to fit 3 ball lock kegs and a 5 lb co2 tank. I think I'm going with a 7 cubic footer.
My question, I have a $50 gift card to Lowe's and they have a Haiar for $179 and Home Depot has the GE for $199 but I don't have a gift card there. Which would you go with?
They switched brands that they buy from, the Holiday 7 could fit 4 kegs.anyone know the model numbers for the holiday 6.8c.ft (4 kegs) and holiday 5 c.ft (3 kegs)? i went to lowes today and they only had a 5 and a 7 and neither one had the half compressor hump thing. do they not make those kinds of chest freezers anymore?
thanks for any info.
You need a temp controller.I'm looking at this 7 cu freezer for 4 kegs.
Do I also need a temperature controller? If I put the freezer on the lowest setting will that still be too cold?
Actually I did it that way so guys like you would have something to criticize.Looking at this picture> Unless you did it on purpose for whatever reason, I would have cut the piece of wood running the length of the front of the freezer 3" longer and the sides 1.5" shorter to cover the "seams" on the front where the 2 pieces of wood butt together.
What I got from his post is that he is saying right now the air has an easy way out...basically an L shape. If you made the front piece longer, it would then make an S shape and the air would have more curves to travel through.I did it that way because I did it that way, since I don't have a miter saw what does it matter if they are on the front or the sides, they are going to show either way.
I'm sure I've said it before in this thread, getting 4 Ball Locks on the floor of a Holiday 7.0 is hit or miss. I have a total of 6 5 gallons cornies and no combination of them will allow me to wedge the fourth one on the floor. However, I just acquired 2 three gallon cornies (one will rest on the hump, the other will be partially on the hump and resting on the other three kegs). I'll need to relocate my CO2 tank to outside the keezer, but that's no big deal. I'll post a photo once I get it all worked out.New style Holiday 7.0.
That is a 20# tank, a wide pinlock, and a ball lock. I can just barely squeeze in another ball lock with that wide pinlock in there but with my skinnier pinlock or another ball lock I have plenty of room. The 20# tank also takes up roughly the amount of space another keg would so with out that in there you could fit 4 kegs on the floor.
There are differences in manufacturer and as a result they have slightly different widths. My ball locks are really skinny. I can fit both of them, my skinnier pinlock, and my 20# tank with room to spare.I'm sure I've said it before in this thread, getting 4 Ball Locks on the floor of a Holiday 7.0 is hit or miss. I have a total of 6 5 gallons cornies and no combination of them will allow me to wedge the fourth one on the floor. However, I just acquired 2 three gallon cornies (one will rest on the hump, the other will be partially on the hump and resting on the other three kegs). I'll need to relocate my CO2 tank to outside the keezer, but that's no big deal. I'll post a photo once I get it all worked out.
I was torn between the Holiday 5 and 7 when I bought my seven. I cut out some circles that were close to the dimensions of a corny keg and I figured I could get three in the 5.0 with a 10 inch collar.Hey, does anyone know how many cornies will fit without a collar in the new Holiday 5.0 from Lowes? And how tall of a collar would be needer to fit 3 cornies + CO2, if it's even possible...
oh, and i mean the *new* holiday 5.0, i know the old one had a smaller hump or something
I'd believe it. Just wanted to let it be known that you may or may not be able to get 4 on the floor in the Holiday 7.0. It might be make or break information for some people.There are differences in manufacturer and as a result they have slightly different widths. My ball locks are really skinny. I can fit both of them, my skinnier pinlock, and my 20# tank with room to spare.
I couldn't wedge a fourth one down there and I'm a pretty big guy (6'4", 220). I might have been able to if I hit the fourth into place with a mini sledge, but I was afraid I was going to damage the sides of the freezer.You have to practically stand on the 4th keg to get it into a Holiday 7'
5 is possible with a collar though.
actually hate to call you out, but ~12cu. Ft. Is the cut off. Anything below that is about 16" from front to back while anything ~12 cu. Ft or up will be ~24" from front to back. 10feet long?!?!?! That's quite an exaggeration. A 12 cu ft model will be about 3.5' long. The biggest they come is about 24cuft and those are about 6 ft Long I did a full days research on this looking at all models and brands. Made an excel chart. Surprising how similar different brands were.Picked this up used today for $100:
I wanted to add this to this thread; I think anyone considering a keezer should look at the advantage of an older freezer; the newer ones all seem to have an interior depth (front to back) of around 16 inches, until you get to 18 cu ft. or so, at least the ones I looked at (and I spent a full afternoon at it).
This is how mine is, like I said though, kegs are different. Not all ball locks are the same size/shape and they actually vary a lot. I have two that are identical in every way, except where the dip tube draws up liquid. I also have two pin locks that, they they both hold the exact same amount of liquid, one is closer to the size of a ball lock.I guess I got lucky or got some ball locks that are not perfectly round, but I can fit four in my holiday 7 with about 1/4" gap between the hump and the last keg. Only fits if you put the first keg in the back left corner though for some reason.