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Re: Project keezer
« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2018, 06:52:18 PM »
The collar is free floating. It can be removed at any time, not to worried about a seal because the insulation. Not too worried about the top sliding when pouring either. Because of how the drop tray is. It can’t be moved back though. So far it’s working well. Had some pints last night. A bit more head compared to the old kegerator of mine. But I also moved the kegs, forgot which lines went where and put a bit more co2 in the kegs.
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Re: Project keezer
« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2018, 07:37:12 PM »
If you did want to further stabilize it now after the fact, just a short bit of angle aluminum or brass dropped down from each corner of the collar would probably be enough.  Like the drip tray, but bracing it in all directions. (Mine's both glued down with construction adhesive and secured with a drop-down trim strip all the way around.  As soon as I glued it down, I wondered if I might ever regret that....)
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Re: Project keezer
« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2018, 07:48:40 PM »
If I went the angle way I could still easily just lift the collar, given there aren’t tap lines connected. I might end up doing that in the future, for now I think it’s time to reseal my old fridge and make a lagering/cold side control unit.
Honestly though I just want to get rid of it and get something that doesn’t produce so much moisture staying cool  ;D
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Re: Project keezer
« Reply #33 on: August 12, 2018, 07:27:17 AM »
Bump.
Anyone have ideas on the wheel install, at first I was thinking something similar to the collar. Then I though, just a solid piece of wood. I’ve got the wheels already. But I’m not trying to add much more height.
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Re: Project keezer
« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2018, 03:15:13 PM »
Just a dolly, cut a sheet of plywood to the size of the keezer? 
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Re: Project keezer
« Reply #35 on: August 12, 2018, 06:00:10 PM »
Just a dolly, cut a sheet of plywood to the size of the keezer?

That’s kinda where my head was at. My main concern is that the wood is thick enough to put small screws in.
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Re: Project keezer
« Reply #36 on: August 12, 2018, 06:03:12 PM »
My thought was to buy two dollies and just set the freezer on top without any screws.
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Re: Project keezer
« Reply #37 on: August 12, 2018, 06:26:57 PM »
I used 3/4" Melomene. I found a couple point to bolt the panel to the bottom of the freezer and then bolted the wheels to the panel.

It has worked great for me.

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Re: Project keezer
« Reply #38 on: August 13, 2018, 12:11:11 AM »
I used 3/4" Melomene. I found a couple point to bolt the panel to the bottom of the freezer and then bolted the wheels to the panel.

It has worked great for me.

Paul

I’ll prob take a trip to the hardware store tomorrow and look for something like that. Then use some 1/2 inchers to mount the wheels.

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Re: Project keezer
« Reply #39 on: August 20, 2018, 12:09:46 AM »

She rolls now. And the serving height is better for tall people.
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Re: Project keezer
« Reply #40 on: September 25, 2018, 10:20:28 PM »
I mounted wheels the first go around on mine, too, but after it crapped out from old age, I just went with Harbor Freight dollies.  Cheap and easy and it rolls around perfectly well, even when full of kegs and fermenters.

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