This Is my first Post, but I have been studying this forum for some time and after reading about walkin coolers I knew I had to design and build one, The 1st Problem was where. I needed it out by my bar but had no usable space. My main thought was to have four or five taps through the wall and be able to store bottles and wine. Behind my bar in a closet was a heating system That wouldn't work. The only other area was the very back of the basement, but how would I run beer lines up to the bar some 25' and keep them cold. So I decided to put it under the stairs. I knew I couldn't use a traditional Window a/c unit because the stair well was right in the middle of the room so I knew I would have to buy a commercial evaporator and compressor. I went to my local refridgeration Co. they advised me on what to buy. The main problem was where to put the evaporator Since the ceiling is at a 45 degree angle. For the most part the fans are made to blow out and mount on a vertical wall. Since the space under the stairs is small to begin with I couldn't give up any wall space. So I found An evaporator that Mounts on the back wall and vents at a 45 degree angle (commonly used in salad bars). The other problem was the door. How to make a door that was affordable but looked like a door
I used an exterior door and insulated the inside with some foam board and bought a custom cut refridgerator magnet and some spring hinges. Worked perfectly.
I am still in the building stages and all comments Would be appreciated
I wish I would of asked sooner but When I get Involved in a project I seldom do anything else. My wife says I need to stop reading forums. I get an idea and can't stop.
You better believe it, 5 taps to be exact. The funny thing is It took 2 months to get it up and running so in the mean time I forgot to brew Which means I have no home brew to drink. I did go out and buy two kegs to get me by.