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Old 03-03-2013, 10:41 PM   #1
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I currently have a traditional 2 tap kegerator that I switch between my patio (warm weather) and my dining room (winter). My SWMBO has decided that she does not like having the kegerator in the dining room. We found this cabinet on Craigslist for cheap so I am starting to plan out and build a cabinet kegerator. I just found a mini-fridge on craigslist for $40.00 so I have the major parts. My next step is to start measuring and decide how I want to insulate. I will than start looking at tower options. This should be fun. I will update as I go along. Any hints or advice from anybody who has done something similar would be welcome.

cabinet-1.jpg   cabinet-2.jpg   fridge-1.jpg   fridge-2.jpg   fridge-3.jpg  

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Definitely thought about something like this last week. Cannot wait to see how it turns out!

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Old 03-04-2013, 03:37 AM   #3
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Been looking at doing something similar lately using an old Sears-Roebuck Silvertone record player cabinet. Definitely excited to see how yours turns out.

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Going to be doing some basic measurements today and start planning out the inside. I will also start shopping for some insulation. I'm thinking of going with 1-1/2" FOAMULAR 150 Rigid Foam Insulation. If anyone else has any ideas on a better way to insulate, please let me know. I will also be shopping for the tower and faucet this week. I was thinking of looking for a vintage tap tower, wither two or three faucets. If anyone also has any ideas or places to look for these, that would be great.

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I am wanting to do something similar. How much bigger is the cabinet? My concern was the mini fridge being too small to cool it effectively.

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I did something similar last summer. The article (Moving Beyond Functionality) is published here on HBT with some really helpful comments from other members.

My suggestion is to put a lot of thought into how to make the insulated door air-tight. I'm using weather stripping, but it's still not up to par.

Good luck!

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