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Old 02-28-2011, 11:36 PM   #1
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Default Would a sandwich prep table make a good kegerator?

I was looking at restaurant supply auctions and these look like they'd be really easy to convert.





They can get as cold as 35 degrees typically so I don't see any reason they wouldn't be a good option.

Thoughts on this?

edit: typical specsheet (links to pdf)
http://www.restaurant-equipment.us.c...Line_specs.pdf

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Old 02-28-2011, 11:42 PM   #2
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i was looking at them as well. i can get a pretty good deal on them. someone on here said that the compressor is loud. i tink that was the only drawback.

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Old 02-28-2011, 11:58 PM   #3
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I'm the general manager for a restaurant and I am currently building a similar style into a bar that I acquired for free. I removed the angled lid and built a flat top. The only issue I have is the overhead clearance through the doors is tight. I have to lean the keg when putting it in or tap it once it's in. The good part is I can fit 8 1/6 barrels!

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Old 03-01-2011, 12:16 AM   #4
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I'm the general manager for a restaurant and I am currently building a similar style into a bar that I acquired for free. I removed the angled lid and built a flat top. The only issue I have is the overhead clearance through the doors is tight. I have to lean the keg when putting it in or tap it once it's in. The good part is I can fit 8 1/6 barrels!
That is the type of build I was thinking about, seems so simple and easy. I was thinking it'd be cool to have the top like this:



Then you could have the top flip up on either side of the taps for putting kegs in and out which would eliminate the loading issue, plus the cold air loss would be minimized since it opens from the top. The doors would be really nice for taking crash cooled carboys out without stirring up yeast and for cleaning.
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MSPaint for teh win!

Anywho... a top like that would be pretty cool.

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Hm now that I think about it, the hinges would be really ugly plus I'm not sure how you'd get a proper seal... just having the tops be removeable could work just fine.

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Sounds like a good idea. I'm enclosing mine in a cabinet underneath a bar top so I'm sticking to using the doors.

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