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New Kegerator Build
« on: February 07, 2010, 09:05:17 AM »










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Re: New Kegerator Build
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2010, 01:28:39 PM »
nice work I can't wait to do this myself.
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Re: New Kegerator Build
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2010, 02:40:20 PM »
Very nice!!!  Congrats on a job well done!!!
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Re: New Kegerator Build
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2010, 04:58:00 PM »
Looks great!

Cedar?
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Re: New Kegerator Build
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2010, 10:28:56 PM »
Yeah, cedar. It just looked so good with a clear stain and poly. Last item to install will be two PC fans to keep air circulating inside to cut down on moisture.
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Re: New Kegerator Build
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2010, 12:01:24 PM »
Yeah, cedar. It just looked so good with a clear stain and poly. Last item to install will be two PC fans to keep air circulating inside to cut down on moisture.

I would like to know how the fans work out for you. I see you use the Damprid. I go through that stuff like crazy. If the fans help; I just may give it a try. I thought about getting a small dehumidifier and rigging the tank to a hose and get the moisture to drip out of the freezer.
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Re: New Kegerator Build
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2010, 12:22:17 PM »
Is that on tile?  Just wondering cause I don't see a drip tray and I know that my chest freezer has coils in the front.....

Looks awesome!!!

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Re: New Kegerator Build
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2010, 07:48:27 AM »
It's on sealed, stained concrete. I plan on going the copper wire hung from each tap with a pint glass coiled into the bottom of the wire, about a foot below the faucet. I can't remember where I saw it first to give credit, but it was a cool looking setup.

I'll update on the fans once inside. I finally found a 12v DC adapter lying around the house to convert to their power supplies. Just a matter of figuring out placement and drilling the holes. Plus, I picked up two 120mm fans from a computer supply wholesaler for 3.99 each, plus they have cool blue LED's that spin with the blades for ambience.....
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Re: New Kegerator Build
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2010, 09:56:35 AM »
It's on sealed, stained concrete. I plan on going the copper wire hung from each tap with a pint glass coiled into the bottom of the wire, about a foot below the faucet. I can't remember where I saw it first to give credit, but it was a cool looking setup.
Right on!  That sounds like a really cool looking idea!

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Re: New Kegerator Build
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2010, 06:12:10 PM »
Robert, That is a great buildout!  I wouldn't mind seeing your "recipe" for that build.

Radioshack has some uber heavyduty 120volt 5 1/4" fans.  I have had one running for years to cool my computer since swambo likes form over function and had me put all the gobbligook in the pedistal of our desk.

They are like $22 but quiet and sturdy.

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Re: New Kegerator Build
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2010, 09:01:01 PM »
Slim,

Check out the TB thread. It has my facebook addy and there are a few more pics there.
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Re: New Kegerator Build
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2010, 06:45:08 PM »
I have a deep freeze but i never thought to use it since it is in fact a freezer.  So how is it possible for these to be utilized?  Enlighten the newbie please.

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Re: New Kegerator Build
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2010, 06:57:07 PM »
Very nice build. I want to do something similiar to yours with my chest freezer eventually. I built a collar so far.

Where do you keep the CO2 cylinder. I'm assuming it's kept outside of the chest.
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Re: New Kegerator Build
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2010, 12:45:21 AM »
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I have a deep freeze but i never thought to use it since it is in fact a freezer.  So how is it possible for these to be utilized?  Enlighten the newbie please.

It's all about that little grey box on the back of the freezer. What's that Robert? A Johnson controller? Anyway it's an inexpensive add-on thermostat that one plugs a freezer or fridge into and then control precisely what temp it stays at. Lager or ale temps.

Nice work Robert.
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Re: New Kegerator Build
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2010, 09:47:11 AM »
Very nice build. I want to do something similiar to yours with my chest freezer eventually. I built a collar so far.

Where do you keep the CO2 cylinder. I'm assuming it's kept outside of the chest.

Yep, Its between the freezer and the wall, kinda hidden. I could only fit 5 kegs if kept inside.


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