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Old 05-18-2012, 04:25 PM   #1
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Default Kegerator Conversion with Danby DAR440BL

So, I bought the Danby DAR440BL and 2 Pinlock kegs...well...they don't fit. I didn't realize the Pinlock kegs were wider in diameter. My DAR440BL has a 'lip' on the inside bottom of the refridge.

So, before I go out & get a new fridge or 2 balllock kegs...I was wondering if anyone else has managed to get 2 balllock kegs inside the Danby with the bottom 'lip'. It seems to restrict space inside the fridge and I'm not sure if this is a new design by Danby.

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Old 05-18-2012, 05:33 PM   #2
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I've not had any problems with mine. Did you replace the door molding with something flat?

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Old 05-18-2012, 06:37 PM   #3
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Yes, I removed the inside door panel & replaced with a thin sheet of polystrene. The pinlock kegs are about 8.75" in diameter. I've seen ball-lock kegs listed @ 8.5" in diameter, perhaps the total .5" difference (2 kegs) is enough to squeeze in.

I think even the pinlocks would fit without that back ledge. Does your Danby have the "lip" or ledge in the bottom back?

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There are also plastic rails for the lower shelf. Perhaps I could cut or grind those away to get these pinlocks in.

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Old 05-19-2012, 04:05 AM   #5
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Not sure what you mean by a lip. I just took all the shelving out and replaced the door molding. I assume you're not talking about the hump in the back. I've attached a picture to show how mine looks.

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Old 05-19-2012, 04:08 AM   #6
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Here's one without the flash. Put a snazzy lighted fan for my tower cooler.

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Yea, yours has it. The 'lip' is the housing for the compressor & components. Can you get 2 pinlocks in or balllocks?

I like that blue light!

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Mine are ball locks and have no problem fitting two in there. When I put a second keg in there, I have no issues with space - there is about and inch or inch and a half of clearance between the 2nd keg and the door.

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From what I've read (about to do this myself with the 440BL and 2 pin locks) you do need to cut the lower shelf racks and then they just barely fit.

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Texasbrewer73, how did you remove your door moulding? I've read that the DAR440BL has screws holding the moulding in place, the one I just bought does not. What was your experience?

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