new keezer build

Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:31 pm

my kegerator died last week, so i just bought the frigidare 8.8CF from lowes and have a johnson a419 arriving on wednesday. i plan on taking the lid off and making a new lid and 8 inch+ collar combo to allow 2 ball lock on-the-hump in addition to the 4-on-the-floor. i want to do it in oak, but hard to say if that could be done for less than my first born. will update as i get going on her..
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Re: new keezer build

Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:32 pm

Do an outside facade in oak and use a more inexpensive wood inside to save $$$.
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Re: new keezer build

Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:49 am

Smart move measuring the size you need to put kegs on the hump. I did a 6" collar on mine and the lid wouldn't close (only missed by 1/2"). The collar wasn't very square anyways so I didn't mind trashing it. Now I have the 8" collar with 6 taps. My CF is 7.0 cu ft so you should have tons of room.
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Re: new keezer build

Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:45 am

I've got a 15cu.ft & am mere cm away from getting an 8th one on the floor. I use the hump for a 5# CO2 bottle & bottle storage. Eventually I'm going to do a 20 or 50# tank externally & build a small shelf for the hump to double the bottle storage. My temporary collar is 2x4's with a 1x6 facade, but the end game plan is to build a new lid & a variation on an Irish coffin so I can enclose the front/sides. It also sits on a 5" tall platform with concealed casters & fans to move air over the freezer skin when it gets enclosed.
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Re: new keezer build

Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:44 pm

ah yes, i will look into 1x oak to laminate the top and exterior of the collar.. then foam and some painted junk wood.
MoRdAnTlY [Mr. Wolf '91 - '12]

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, olny the frist and lsat ltteers need be at the rghit pclae. Tihs is becsuae the hamun mnid deos not raed evrey lteter by iteslf, but the wrod as a whloe.
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Re: new keezer build

Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:24 pm

mordantly wrote:then foam and some painted junk


That's how I like to prepare for my weekends too.
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Re: new keezer build

Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:26 pm

unfortunately, usps sent my a419 out of san antonio last night only to have it back at 6 pm today in san antonio as "missent" so much for priority mail. :cry:
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Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, olny the frist and lsat ltteers need be at the rghit pclae. Tihs is becsuae the hamun mnid deos not raed evrey lteter by iteslf, but the wrod as a whloe.
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Re: new keezer build

Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:33 pm

so here is the latest status on the johnson controller...

Expected Delivery By:
July 17, 2013
USPS Tracking / Delivery Confirmation™


Electronic Shipping Info Received
July 14, 2013

Accepted at USPS Origin Sort Facility
July 15, 2013, 9:21 pm
BUFFALO, NY 14217

Processed at USPS Origin Sort Facility
July 15, 2013, 10:36 pm
ROCHESTER, NY 14606

Depart USPS Sort Facility
July 16, 2013
ROCHESTER, NY 14606

Processed through USPS Sort Facility
July 16, 2013, 10:25 pm
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78284

Depart USPS Sort Facility
July 17, 2013
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78284

Missent
July 17, 2013, 4:53 am


Processed through USPS Sort Facility
July 17, 2013, 6:01 pm
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78284
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Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, olny the frist and lsat ltteers need be at the rghit pclae. Tihs is becsuae the hamun mnid deos not raed evrey lteter by iteslf, but the wrod as a whloe.
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