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blawjr 02-03-2012 12:41 AM

Anyone try to make a kegerator with Igloo 4.6?
 
here's a link to it, I was wondering if anyone has successfully converted this into a kegerator, I can't tell what the freezer compartment actually looks like so I'm a little hesitant, also the temp control looks like it might get in the way, which i probably could deal with by moving it or something.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Igloo-4.6-cu.-ft.-Refrigerator-and-Freezer-FR464/15162430

CaptKiRkLeS 05-08-2012 01:03 AM

Anyone? I am looking into the same freezer.

forstmeister 05-08-2012 10:36 PM

Looks a little short to work, but I am on my phone so its hard to tell. If this is the route you want to go, your probably better off with a fridge instead so you dont need to install a controller.

ikoniak 01-25-2013 07:47 PM

It fits two ball-lock corny's perfectly without any modification.

blawjr 01-30-2013 04:31 PM

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Originally Posted by ikoniak (Post 4826285)
It fits two ball-lock corny's perfectly without any modification.

ya got any pics?

ikoniak 02-01-2013 04:20 PM

I'll have pics up this weekend! Starting tonight after work.

BrewMasta 02-01-2013 10:45 PM

I followed the link to your igloo fridge, it looks like a good deal. Will you be able to keep your co2 tank inside with the 2 corni kegs, or will it have to go outside? My edgestar kegerator just croaked so I'm in the market for a replacement. I'm going to take all the hardware off my edgestar and build it into a new fridge like the one your going to use. I'm interested to see and hear how it works out for you so post the pics when you have them.

BrewMasta

ikoniak 04-11-2013 08:46 PM

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Sorry for not following-up sooner.

Here are some pictures of my build. I actually ruptured a freon line with a hole saw. Do not, I repeat DO NOT use a hole saw on the top of these fridges. Start from the bottom up from inside the fridge so you can see the lines as you clear the insulation.

Without further a due:

Cut freon line. :(
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Here is the new fridge. Notice how I started from the bottom (inside) up. Added some metallic tape to keep the insulation sealed.
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After I found where the freon lines where, I pealed back the the metal just enough to get the beer lines through.
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Took apart a pallet to make a makeshift counter. Here it is prepping for screws.
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You must remove the tray holders from the inside so that the corny kegs can fit side by side (it's a close fit!)
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Cutting a hole into the pallet counter using a hole saw. No freon lines here to worry about :)
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Coming together.
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Finished! Fits two corny kegs and a 5lb CO2 tank perfectly!
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First pour!
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If you guys have any questions, feel free to ask!

val214 09-08-2013 04:35 PM

Would you be able to post measurements to the hole cut out for the tower? Are you using a temp controller? I am also curious on how you attached the countertop the the fridge. Thank you. In advance.

ikoniak 11-12-2013 08:39 PM

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Originally Posted by val214 (Post 5494761)
Would you be able to post measurements to the hole cut out for the tower? Are you using a temp controller? I am also curious on how you attached the countertop the the fridge. Thank you. In advance.

Sorry again for the late reply. I don't get notifications for this thread for some reason.

The hole I believe is a 3 incher. I only drilled the top through, then made a smaller whole coming from inside the fridge since there is a maze of freon lines.

As for the pallet top. I got heat treated pallets (DO NOT get the chemically treated ones, they are poisonous) cut them to length, glued them up, then drilled them into the two front corners of the fridge. Pretty simple!


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