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Old 03-27-2006, 01:01 PM   #1
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Default diy 4 tap kegerator tower...

This was originally an idea built by a www.brewboard.com member (I'll add a link once the brewboard is back up and running)... and I couldnt pass it up... I used a different PVC fitting to create the bottom support piece that mount to the kegerator.... this was great idea and a lot less expensive than a comercial bought tower.... This tower was built with the following materials...

3" PVC pipe.... (I used about 13-14" of the pipe...)
4"x4" PVC fence post (I used about 18" of the post...)
(2) PVC fence post end caps
floor drain made to fit 3" PVC pipe...
attic insulation
toilet bowl rubber gasket

The 3" pipe goes through the bottom of the 4"x4" fence post and is glued to the inside top... I used jb-weld, people also have used PVC cement... on the inside of the 4"x4" post at the top of the 3" PVC pipe, I cut the sides out using a dremel to create space for the lines to run down the tower... drill the holes needed for your shanks and then basically you glue everything together, run all the lines, and you've got it running... shove as much insulation as you can in the tower and in the ends of the fence post... I also used a toilet bowl gasket to seal the tower to the top of the kegerator... I left the ends of the tower unglued, that way you can get in there for and maintenance... hope everyone like it...

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(ignore the messy garage... thats where my kegerators ahve to live for now... )





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Old 03-27-2006, 01:05 PM   #2
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thats way too advanced for a newer brewer! you MUST bottle at least 20 batches before you get a kegerator, youve gotta pay the dues!

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Old 03-27-2006, 01:06 PM   #3
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Very cool. Great work!

I'm hoping to do something similar for my kegerator. I only need two taps though, so no fence post for me.

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Old 03-27-2006, 01:09 PM   #4
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Very nice! I'm thinking of doing the same thing but with wood.

I wonder though, how teensy are those kegs to get 4 of them in that leetle fridge???

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Old 03-27-2006, 01:26 PM   #5
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Very nice! I'm thinking of doing the same thing but with wood.

I wonder though, how teensy are those kegs to get 4 of them in that leetle fridge???
well I had a thread a little while back because I discovered its not as easy as shoving 4 ball-locks in there, due to the shape of the inside of the fridge... I have solved my probelm though, without having to modify the kegs or kegerator... by using two converted pin-lock kegs that will sit in the back of the kegerator and go under the small "drop-down" inside the firdge, I can easily fit 4 kegs in there... then the only other thing needed, is to plumb the co2 to the outside... its not that bad really...

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thats way too advanced for a newer brewer! you MUST bottle at least 20 batches before you get a kegerator, youve gotta pay the dues!
I am definitely a newbie... I had the kegerators before I got into homebrew, so i figured, why not use them instead of bottling... I do have a beergun that I will bottle with once I start running out of empty kegs... I am always trying to build stuff, so I had to build this a soon as the idea got stuck in my head... heheheee...

Thanks for all the compliments...

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Old 03-27-2006, 01:58 PM   #6
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Very nicely done .... I have plans for something very similar using two taps.
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Old 03-27-2006, 04:12 PM   #7
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Very nice piece of equipment. Be careful or you will soon have a garage full of important brewing toys!

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Looks really slick...very well finished.

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This is a really great idea. I might do it myself when the current kegger dies.

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Nice job. However the wood grain fridges look dated. I think you should repaint.

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