Freezer Door Repair
So has anyone out there ever converted their kegerator back to a freezer or Refrigerator? I am looking at turning my upright freezer back into a freezer and need to fix the two holes I drilled in the door. I am going to be going to a chest freezer, but currently the chest freezer is full of food and will need to put it in the upright.
I am thinking of just taping over them on the outside, then spray foaming from the inside. Cutting it all flush and then using some white silicone over the outside to cover. What do you all think?
This is all in efforts for an upgrade to move my taps from the garage to inside the house.
Never done it but I would think the goal (besides insulation) would be to keep moisture from entering from either side. To that end maybe some silicone caulk?
My fridge came with the tap mounted on the side....I wanted multiple taps on the door so I had to seal up the hole:
1) I cut a plug of Styrofoam insulation to fill the hole from the inside of the fridge and provide a barrier to keep the cold temps in.
2) Sealed the outside with some Locktite epoxy putty (which can installed smooth/clean with a drywall knife and sanded totally smooth when it cures if you want to paint it). It cures white so you can just slap it on and call it a day.
Works just great and was stupid easy
Cool that is what I was hoping to hear K4. The outside of the freezer is textured, so it will always be visible. So mainly I am looking for functionality. I am thinking that the spray faom should work pretty good, right? I would have to go out and buy some insulation, and I don't want to buy a sheet for one small repair.
You could use the spray foam...if you have the minimally expanding stuff, that would be the easiest and cleanest.
I have a local lumber yard that will give you small scrap pieces of plywood, foam, etc from broken sheets for free and larger pieces for next to nothing. Ask...worst case they say no. Heck, you could probably find enough in the dumpsters behind a depot or lowes
Last edited by Lerxst; 03-30-2010 at 11:53 AM.
True, very true. I guess I wasn't thinking very thriftily with the last post. i do already have some spray foam though.
even if it does expand it would be easy enough to cut it after it dries.