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Old 12-08-2012, 12:40 AM   #1
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This Spring I bought a 2.5" Tower used and installed it on my kegerator. I wanted a second faucet so I read about some projects here and squeezed it in.

edit: Thread i used when adding the second faucet. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/2-fa...-tower-313516/

edit: Instead of two 90 degree shanks I used one of these for the second shank. http://www.chicompany.net/index.php?...oducts_id=1758.


Last week I realized I could fit a 22" keg unto the bump in the back of my kegerator so of course I needed a third faucet.

I bought a used wine fridge, installed a temp controller, frosted the glass myself, painted the tower white and added the second faucet and added the caster wheels.

To extend the tower I bought a 2-1/2" exhaust connecter for $3.50 at the local autoparts store. To cap the extension I bought a 2-3/8" Fence post cap. I drilled all the required holes then primed and painted with white appliance paint. I used self tapping screws to attach my homemade adapter to the existing tower. I've attached some pictures. If you have any questions let me know.

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Don't worry I don't have Miller Lite on tap, I'm just waiting for some small tap handles to arrive. I plan on using all white tap handles to match.

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Old 12-08-2012, 06:51 PM   #3
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Is that real glass or plexi? Does it hold in the cold decent?

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Its glass and does a great job, you can put your hand to the glass and it doesnt feel any different then the rest of the Fridge. I just had to move the thermometer so it would get down to a low enough temperature and then install a separate temp controller so i could adjust it accurately. I got a wine fridge that someone had pulled from their kitchen. It's a $1500 fridge that I got for $50 so I knew the quality was great. I don't think this model is listed anymore 61HK-WC but they still make a Kegerator with the 61HK-BS.

http://www.marvelrefrigeration.com/home.aspx

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