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Building a Keg Collar - various questions on build etc.


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#21 malt junkie

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:21 PM

i used sikaflex on mine.

You can now put some rigging hooks on it, and hoist (full) with a crane :)

 

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:22 PM

You can now put some rigging hooks on it, and hoist (full) with a crane :)

 

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its not  coming apart unless i want to.



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 08:16 AM

That's what I thought. Pack it somehow. Depends if you can see it and cant accept it. Make the front flush. Will anyone else notice? 

Any more pics? Its hard to imaging this wobble bit but I'm trying ha. Nice job..

 

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Bit of an exaggeration, but it is like this... I think the gap was 5mm on the bottom left side at the front.

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Moreso a problem on the bottom than the top I think, but I figured the top has to be pretty much perfect so the lid fits well?

 

Anyway I'll get at it with a plane on the weekend - heading up to see the father in law so he can "help" (i.e. do it for me - properly)

 

Thanks for tips on the seal to use too... I'll check those out. The wood is 30mm thick though so not sure the 15mm one from Bunnings would do the job. Will just be careful to plug any gaps with silicone. If I am struggling to level it, I can get a black sealant to make the front look a little better. But I think will be OK to plane it down.

 

(Unrelated note... my electric planer - hand-me-down from grandpa gives me a small static like shock when I use it, is that a problem?)


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 09:56 AM

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Thanks for tips on the seal to use too... I'll check those out. The wood is 30mm thick though so not sure the 15mm one from Bunnings would do the job. Will just be careful to plug any gaps with silicone. If I am struggling to level it, I can get a black sealant to make the front look a little better. But I think will be OK to plane it down.

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Reckon you'll be fine with the 15mm strip if it suits your concept (and you get it level enough), my collar is 30mm pine on the sides and back and 45mm on the front - seals fine with a single line of that tape and 45 degree angles/joins at the each corner. There's bugger all pressure differential so you don't need anything super-robust to keep the cold air in and warm stuff out.

 

Having said that, the construction on mine is a bit different as I have facing timber that extends down past the seal and keeps the whole thing located properly - yours might move around a bit more if it's just perched on top. If you don't want to permanently seal it down with silicon or similar and you're not hinging the collar, you could keep it located by just putting some corner pieces on the inside that extend a little way down into the freezer to stop it moving around.

 

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 02:55 PM

A planer would be fine. I'd use a spirit level to see where the raised section is and colour it in with a pencil or marker then just plane that section. 

Perfect, thanks!

Exactly what I needed to figure out how to fix it.



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 03:07 PM

Reckon you'll be fine with the 15mm strip if it suits your concept (and you get it level enough), my collar is 30mm pine on the sides and back and 45mm on the front - seals fine with a single line of that tape and 45 degree angles/joins at the each corner. There's bugger all pressure differential so you don't need anything super-robust to keep the cold air in and warm stuff out.

Having said that, the construction on mine is a bit different as I have facing timber that extends down past the seal and keeps the whole thing located properly - yours might move around a bit more if it's just perched on top. If you don't want to permanently seal it down with silicon or similar and you're not hinging the collar, you could keep it located by just putting some corner pieces on the inside that extend a little way down into the freezer to stop it moving around.

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I made my collar similar to this with another piece on the inside which sits on the inner recess of the freezer lip. Basically like an upside down U. Pushed the collar on tight and it holds to the top of the freezer really well. With a coffin top i figured there was going to be a lot of weight pulling on the collar when the lid was opened so i figured this design would spread the torsion.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 03:58 PM

Photo for detail. I basically made it hollow and then filled it with foam insulation board

 

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