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Strange Keezer hinges
« on: January 21, 2016, 08:37:16 PM »
I'm building my first keezer. I picked up a working 15 cu ft freezer for cheap on local CL. However I have run into a challenge. The hinges are not "normal" chest freezer hinges. Has anyone made a Keezer out of one of these? What did you do for the hinges?

I was thinking of building the back corners with blocks of wood, drilling a hole and just sliding the hinge post into the block.

 
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Re: Strange Keezer hinges
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2016, 07:06:14 PM »
I'm building my first keezer. I picked up a working 15 cu ft freezer for cheap on local CL. However I have run into a challenge. The hinges are not "normal" chest freezer hinges. Has anyone made a Keezer out of one of these? What did you do for the hinges?

I was thinking of building the back corners with blocks of wood, drilling a hole and just sliding the hinge post into the block.

 
Take a look at my posting on homebrewersassociation  forums...

I designed the collar and used same if not sim freezer to build it too..the hinges gotta go..

They unbolt and slide out..

The lid you have to take apart and remove the springs...I used pliers and force/ twisted off ..be careful.. Under tension keep your face away.....its easy once you see what I'm talking about

Look for my posting under 2brew559

Another reader built a collar based on my plans and came out great!   

Here's mine chalkboard black  and his is stained








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Re: Strange Keezer hinges
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2016, 07:20:23 PM »
Great pics of 2 great builds!
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Re: Strange Keezer hinges
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2016, 07:25:42 PM »
Great pics of 2 great builds!
Thanks!

And yes my amigo in another state did a great job on this stained collar build...







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Re: Strange Keezer hinges
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2016, 03:49:04 PM »
Those are freakin gorgeous!

Here's what I did. It's a WIP so I used Dap Seal and Peel to seal the collar to the body of the freezer so I can change it up of I want 2X8s.

 



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Re: Strange Keezer hinges
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2016, 05:57:41 PM »
Those are freakin gorgeous!

Here's what I did. It's a WIP so I used Dap Seal and Peel to seal the collar to the body of the freezer so I can change it up of I want 2X8s.

 



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Oldtymehockey,

Thanks ... Yours looks great too and you managed to keep the hinges..   I took mine (hinges) out as my freezer is an old 15.4 cu.ft Whirlpool that I acquired...and i didn't care if it goes back to freezer use...

The collar on these just sit on the frame..the build/ plan is such that the weight of the box on the additional insulation strip just makes it stick! But if your lid is heavy as in really heavy then the DAP and Peel is the way to go. I've never heard of that...but sounds like it sticks and then you Peel it off ...Velcro also would Work....

Well I wanted to help you out and looks like you made a very nice Keezer!
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Re: Strange Keezer hinges
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2016, 06:00:34 PM »
Premium help. Thanks. Thanks so for the nod. You guys are great!

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Re: Strange Keezer hinges
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2016, 08:52:36 AM »
Premium help. Thanks. Thanks so for the nod. You guys are great!
Oldtymehockey,

No worries I've received lots of help here as well

Awesome people on here!!!!

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Re: Strange Keezer hinges
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2016, 01:52:12 AM »
From strange hinges to this. Thanks all!




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Re: Strange Keezer hinges
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2016, 01:42:34 PM »
From strange hinges to this. Thanks all!




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Very nice! 

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