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Re: Keezer build
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2011, 10:59:01 AM »
Let us see it when your done! With the look of your floor, I can only imagine it will be a real looker!
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Re: Keezer build
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2011, 10:12:48 AM »
builds coming slowly but surely.

Will look nice but not flashy. My main goal is to get it up and running and then worry about skinning it with some nice birch later on.

Only thing im concerned about, and im sure you guys have run into this.

Now that the collars on the lid with rubber gasket doesnt seal as tight in the front of the freezer. I put a bright light on the inside of the freezer and turned the lights off in the room and can see light escaping at the front corners. Obviously if light is escaping so will the cold air. Short of putting some kind of latch on the front of the lid to make sure its closes tight im not sure what to do about it.

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Re: Keezer build
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2011, 10:30:11 AM »
I used a foam gasket under the collar and it compressed enough to seal any irregularities in the material (or my building skills).  Is that where you mean?  Or do you mean between the lid and the collar?  My lid gasket seals fine, maybe I got lucky.
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Re: Keezer build
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2011, 10:35:52 AM »
I used a foam gasket under the collar and it compressed enough to seal any irregularities in the material (or my building skills).  Is that where you mean?  Or do you mean between the lid and the collar?  My lid gasket seals fine, maybe I got lucky.

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I use weather stripping to help seal the collar to the freezer housing and the lid to the collar. Check the Home Depot or Lowes. It comes is self adhesive rolls.
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Re: Keezer build
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2011, 12:47:03 PM »
I sealed the collar to the freezer itself.

the problem is the lid on the collar is gapping a little, I put some weight on it over night and I think it helped form the seal onto the collar so the problem may be fixed..
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Re: Keezer build
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2011, 01:05:47 PM »
Your hinges may possibly be mounted a little bit off as well.  Most freezer lids I have seen have slots for mounting them to make them adjustable.  Close the lid, loosen all the screws on either the top or bottom of the hinge (the slotted ones), let the lid sit as flat as possible on the collar, then re-tighten the screws without moving the lid.  This will help you get even pressure all the way around the gasket.
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Re: Keezer build
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2011, 01:49:24 PM »
Your hinges may possibly be mounted a little bit off as well.  Most freezer lids I have seen have slots for mounting them to make them adjustable.  Close the lid, loosen all the screws on either the top or bottom of the hinge (the slotted ones), let the lid sit as flat as possible on the collar, then re-tighten the screws without moving the lid.  This will help you get even pressure all the way around the gasket.

Sounds easy enough, I will see if that helps.

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Re: Keezer build
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2011, 08:58:11 PM »
Almost as exciting as following a pregnancy.
We are all excited for you, and can't wait to see the results. ;D
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Re: Keezer build
« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2011, 09:52:20 PM »
Pics of work will be posted tommorow, not 100% completed but in operating status. Never used C02 tanks before and Im a bit clueless. Think I burned through a lot of my gas just tinkering with it all night. Had a leak but solved it, I hope.

till tommorow....

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Re: Keezer build
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2011, 04:57:18 PM »
Ok some pics now, Its not 100% done plan on skinning it eventually, but is running.








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Re: Keezer build
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2011, 04:58:42 PM »




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Re: Keezer build
« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2011, 05:00:41 PM »






Put some of my favorite tap handles on for fun. Cant wait to have my own tap handles for my beer

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Re: Keezer build
« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2011, 05:02:11 PM »
Wow Ray...that is sweet!

I'll take a Dogfish 60min.  ;D
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Re: Keezer build
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2011, 05:07:40 PM »
I went with 2x8s for the collar. The Digital Johnson Temp control keeps this baby cold. Still have to make it nice and neet on the inside, tie off the tubes and make them nice and neat around the paremeter. Not a big fan of the birds nest look. Also going to label everything.

Chilling some of my wifes wine to keep her happy.

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Re: Keezer build
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2011, 05:08:30 PM »
Wow Ray...that is sweet!

I'll take a Dogfish 60min.  ;D

I could use one myself!