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Antler 12-06-2012 06:27 AM

1950's Westinghouse convert to kegerator?
 
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This antique refrigerator just popped up on the local classifieds for sale and the guy says it works great. I'm wondering how many ball locks will fit in this thing. I'm also hoping this thing has the "easily removeable" style freezer instead of two separate compartments. I'm waiting for the guy to get back to me with interior dimensions and I'll post them up as soon as he gets back to me, but in the meantime has anyone used one of these for a kegerator? How many ball locks can it fit?

TheSultan 12-06-2012 09:15 AM

That thing will look great!

Antler 12-06-2012 09:22 AM

I think so too! I was dead set on a keezer until I saw this and my mind started wandering lol

Tiktock 12-06-2012 07:55 PM

I have a similar ages General Motors Fridgidaire and I can fit two kegs and the CO2 tank under the rack/icebox. Heres a sense of size/space. If i moved the CO2 out, i could probably fit 3.

http://www.schottknives.com/kegerator/2.jpg

Antler 12-11-2012 10:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Tiktock
I have a similar ages General Motors Fridgidaire and I can fit two kegs and the CO2 tank under the rack/icebox. Heres a sense of size/space. If i moved the CO2 out, i could probably fit 3.

Nice looking setup you have there! Would it be possible for you to test fitment of another corny in there?

The guy finally got back to me. The dimensions of the floor of the refrigerator is 19"x40.5"

That can't be right, over 3ft wide inside? He must have measured height x width right?

wilserbrewer 12-11-2012 11:38 AM

I have a similar fridge, they work well but are small...2 cornys w/ gas inside, maybe 3 w/ gas outside is my guess. 19 X 40.5 is likely the front opening dimensions...they are smaller then they appear in pics IME...we have gotten used to huge fridges, not so back in the fifties, that was before Costco.

Antler 12-11-2012 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by wilserbrewer
I have a similar fridge, they work well but are small...2 cornys w/ gas inside, maybe 3 w/ gas outside is my guess. 19 X 40.5 is likely the front opening dimensions...they are smaller then they appear in pics IME...we have gotten used to huge fridges, not so back in the fifties, that was before Costco.

Thanks. I have 3 perlicks bought so I'm dead set on 3 kegs in there, I don't mind have gas outside.

Tiktock 12-11-2012 01:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Antler (Post 4670920)
Thanks. I have 3 perlicks bought so I'm dead set on 3 kegs in there, I don't mind have gas outside.

3 will be tight. I think i'd have to do a tiny bit of modification to my door to allow the third as it would hang a tiny bit over the lip. You'll probably have to test your particular fridge to see for sure.

I went with two and the CO2 inside....I actually use a single tap and just slip the quick connects if i want to switch beers. I like the clean look of a single tap on the door.

TopherM 12-11-2012 02:00 PM

Just FYI, in most of these older fridges I've seen, the cold plate in the freezer is what also cools the fridge part, so you can't remove the freezer box or the fridge won't get particularly cold.

Antler 12-11-2012 02:07 PM

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Originally Posted by TopherM
Just FYI, in most of these older fridges I've seen, the cold plate in the freezer is what also cools the fridge part, so you can't remove the freezer box or the fridge won't get particularly cold.

Yeah I don't think my idea would have worked out for that anyway.


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