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Re: Mounting Draft Tower onto a Granite Top
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2017, 12:51:06 pm »
That's gonna be a great looking bar !
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Re: Mounting Draft Tower onto a Granite Top
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2017, 04:47:14 pm »
That's gonna be a great looking bar !
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Re: Mounting Draft Tower onto a Granite Top
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2017, 06:52:31 am »
Looking forward to seeing how this turns out!

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Re: Mounting Draft Tower onto a Granite Top
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2017, 07:51:58 am »
Made a lot of progress.  Not finished yet but I figured I'd post some update pics.  Granite guy drilled 3/4" holes which I filled with epoxy as well as put a good layer of silicone underneath the base of the column.  Made a stem with PVC to also add stability.  I think the counter will come off before the tower does.












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Re: Mounting Draft Tower onto a Granite Top
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2017, 08:09:19 am »
Looks great so far. Love the freezer conversion. Nice looking tower, too.
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Re: Mounting Draft Tower onto a Granite Top
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2017, 08:28:05 am »
Love the foot rail.  Nice touch.
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Re: Mounting Draft Tower onto a Granite Top
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2017, 09:41:35 am »
When the time comes that the freezer has problems or dies, how hard will it be to repair or replace?

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Re: Mounting Draft Tower onto a Granite Top
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2017, 09:45:03 am »
thanks guys!

When the time comes that the freezer has problems or dies, how hard will it be to repair or replace?

the front façade is only kept in place by 4 hidden screws.  if and when that happens, zip-zip, the whole front covering the freezer comes off, pull the freezer out and insert a new one.  there's 4 inches to the left and about 8 to the right, so shifting it inside is also very manageable.

of course, I'll most likely have to build a new collar, but I might be lucky and they still make the exact same model, but Murphy's law suggests not. 

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Re: Mounting Draft Tower onto a Granite Top
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2017, 10:41:44 pm »
That's looking really great.  Well done!

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Re: Mounting Draft Tower onto a Granite Top
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2017, 08:54:03 am »
Looking good sir!  What is that pump/vent with flexline? 
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Re: Mounting Draft Tower onto a Granite Top
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2017, 08:57:15 am »
Looking good sir!  What is that pump/vent with flexline?

Thanks. That is for the coolant fan pumping cool air into the tower


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