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Re: Project keezer
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2018, 05:40:09 AM »
I wouldn't drill into anything but the collar.

I mounted mine to one of the plastic baskets that came with the freezer.

Do you have a picture of that? I don’t know how I’d mount it as I would probably just dangle it in the basket if I went that route.

Edit: Robert, do you have a drip tray on yours? Because I’m lost on how to put that on without drilling into the outside of the freezer. My current scews are 1/4 inch. But they are in the door of my fridge.
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Re: Project keezer
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2018, 07:24:16 AM »
I wouldn't drill into anything but the collar.

I mounted mine to one of the plastic baskets that came with the freezer.

Do you have a picture of that? I don’t know how I’d mount it as I would probably just dangle it in the basket if I went that route.

You should be able to see it pretty well here: http://seanterrill.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/fullsizeoutput_25cf.jpeg
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Re: Project keezer
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2018, 11:04:23 AM »
Not Robert, but I use a stainless steel drywall mud pan as my drip try.  I found some outdoor rated, double stick, Velcro to stick it to the front of my freezer.

It isn't perfect but it has worked for 10-12 years.  I keep thinking I need to do something different but it works so other things take priority.

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Re: Project keezer
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2018, 11:43:59 AM »
I do have a drip tray.  I attached a narrow board to the collar under my tap area, extending down a foot or so, and put the screws into that to hang the drip tray.  You could probably also attach a piece of wood just big enough to do the job directly to the freezer using construction adhesive or epoxy.  (That might be the tidier approach.) Anyway you don't want to glue the drip tray directly, you have to remove it to clean it.  Need a piece of wood and screws somehow.
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Re: Project keezer
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2018, 12:31:33 PM »
I wouldn't drill into anything but the collar.

I mounted mine to one of the plastic baskets that came with the freezer.

Do you have a picture of that? I don’t know how I’d mount it as I would probably just dangle it in the basket if I went that route.

You should be able to see it pretty well here: http://seanterrill.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/fullsizeoutput_25cf.jpeg
My basket is just a wire basket. Probably going to go the Robert route since it seems easier to just screw it onto the collar. Thank you for sharing.

I do have a drip tray.  I attached a narrow board to the collar under my tap area, extending down a foot or so, and put the screws into that to hang the drip tray.  You could probably also attach a piece of wood just big enough to do the job directly to the freezer using construction adhesive or epoxy.  (That might be the tidier approach.) Anyway you don't want to glue the drip tray directly, you have to remove it to clean it.  Need a piece of wood and screws somehow.
Maybe a quarter inch board with a piece of metal that would create a easily cleanable back splash area? Just mount it to the front of the collar with like 3 screws, it’s not like there is going to be any weight on the thing.

Anyways. I’m gonna have to think about it.
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Re: Project keezer
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2018, 12:46:52 PM »
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Yeah, that sounds like the right kind of idea.  The only weight to support will be a pint of beer at most, and a metal backsplash would look pretty slick.
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Re: Project keezer
« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2018, 12:28:40 AM »
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Yeah, that sounds like the right kind of idea.  The only weight to support will be a pint of beer at most, and a metal backsplash would look pretty slick.

I got the piece of wood (11x10) and was advised to just seal it with a polycrylic from the hardware store (several coats) I was looking at metal for the backsplash but unless it’s stainless I was told it would eventually corrode (if it was aluminum or galvanized steal.) I’ll have to see how it works out. Been a fun project so far.
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