Ghillie's Keezer Build Thread

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  1. Feb 11, 2019 #61

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    I'll be 70 this year and haven't yet had to resort to rigging up a hoist. Maybe next year I might.
     
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    For the beer, or getting in and out of the bath?
     
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    It's getting out of bed that's the problem ;)
     
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    Have you thought about something like this (watch from about 17 mins) only with beer?

     
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    I use a "pulley & spreader" system to lift FV's up on to the bench for syphoning.

    Hole drilled in the roof truss above the bench to accommodates the fixed end of the rope. The rope then goes through the travelling block (one of these to which the spreader is fixed) ...

    https://www.diy.com/departments/diall-pulley-dia-35mm/1521319_BQ.prd

    ... and then back up and through one of these fixed blocks that is screwed into the roof-truss ...

    https://www.diy.com/departments/diall-single-wheel-pulley-dia-50mm/1521190_BQ.prd

    When the FV has been hoisted up I can hold it in place by running the rope across one of these ...

    https://www.diy.com/departments/diall-rope-clip-l-0-11m/1521209_BQ.prd

    The system has been in use for over two years now and it works a treat.

    BTW, I have used the B&Q site for examples of what is used. I actually had a lot of the gear laying spare and your local ironmongers may very well sell a lot of the gear needed at a much lower price.

    Enjoy.
     
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    I should be able to manhandle full kegs in and out. We've also planned for a removable front section of the collar too, which will mean less height to lift the kegs.

    Good point about filling in place, I could put the FV on the adjacent food freezer and gravity feed that way. Good idea.
     
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    I just measured mine and I have a few centimetres drop between the FV outlet valve in the brewfridge and where the top of the keezer collar will be. Should be enough to transfer in-place but it'll probably get slow towards the end. If it doesn't work out I'll have to buy one of these as I don't fancy either lifting and leaning or tottering on stepladders. I just know that one day I'll clatter into the pipes and delicate JG fittings or do my back in.
     
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    My new nickname is Spider because I can't get out of the bath.
     
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