Thursday, February 11, 2010

I don't want to hear about your snow...

I know I've talked about the cold weather already. But I just want to reinstate how damn cold it is down here in Florida. I realize I didn't have to get up 2 hours early this morning to dig my car out of snows. I realize that by living in Florida I'll NEVER have to do that. But one of the reasons I moved down to Florida was so I didn't have to deal with this cold weather! It was 33 degrees this morning!!! That's almost freezing! It's not supposed to get that cold down here. I left my ice scraper up in New York. But I digress.

The picture you're about to see isn't pretty. I'm not proud of it. It's not the typical DIY I like to show off. You see, a few months ago I slid my kegerator into its cubby filled with kegs and ready to dispense. It dispenses beautifully. But I haven't been able to slide it out since. When I built out the corner I measured things perfectly. I had exactly 1/4" of space on either side. Well that 1/4" space went missing a month or two back. Where? Dunno. But I haven't been able to get it out. If you look closely in the picture you see a piece of rope. That was a semi-failed attempt at yanking it out of it's hole. Well yesterday I purchased a handicap bath handrail. It's supposed to hold up to 500 lbs. I also bought some insane epoxy. It says it can hold 1,250 pounds per square inch of glued area. The way I see it, if the bar doesn't break, theoretically I have over 2500 pounds of bonding force.

Now I realize I'm an engineer. I'm suppose to get this stuff. But I just don't see how it will work. I know it's supposed to. But I still haven't yanked on the handle yet. I'm going to let it cure for another day just for good measure. If it works, it'll be a great idea to give your kegerator a handle. Otherwise... well I don't want to think about what I'm going to do then.

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