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xumbi 12-01-2008 05:11 PM

Frigidaire upright freezer keezer-able?
 
I've been searching, but I can't find anyone who has coverted an upright frigidaire freezer to a keezer/kegerator.

Someone is selling one on my local CL for a good price. I'm planning on taking a look tomorrow, but maybe someone here can save me some time if they know these freezers won't work.

This is very close to the picture and model number provided:
Frigidaire 8.7 cu. ft. Upright Freezer - Model FFU09K0F at Sears.com

My concern is that the shelves might have coolant lines running through or under them.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

springer 12-01-2008 05:30 PM

I have the 20 cubic foot one works fine I haven't drilled it out for taps because I want to convert the smaller chest freezer that I have. That and the wife likes having a big fridge in the basement.

McKBrew 12-01-2008 05:36 PM

Most newer freezers have glass or metal shelves without cooling lines. An upright freezer/refrigerator makes an excellent kegerator.

I personally would go the used route because if you really want to maximize space and fit the most kegs, you'll be pulling off the door shelving. I used an old refrigerator for my kegerator, it holds 4 kegs and the CO2 tank with the door stuff ripped off. I built a shelf on the bottom so the kegs sit above the hump in the back, and there is just enough room to slide 6 packs underneath

xumbi 12-02-2008 09:35 PM

Ok so I bit the bullet and bought it. Of course, since I am an idiot, I didn't inspect it close enough, and to my horror the ENTIRE INTERIOR HAS COOLANT LINES RUNNING THROUGH IT!!!

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Is this salvageable? Can I safely bend these lines?

Ugh this sucks.

McKBrew 12-02-2008 09:55 PM

I wouldn't risk bending the lines, esp on a new freezer. It would suck to have $360 of useless metal.

Can you return it?

Brewin_Bob 12-02-2008 10:02 PM

It's doable. You just have to be cautious not to kink or break the coolant lines. Here's where Bobby_M bent the lines in his upright freezer. I'm doing the same thing, but my freezer's a bit older than yours.

xumbi 12-02-2008 10:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by McKBrew (Post 986226)
I wouldn't risk bending the lines, esp on a new freezer. It would suck to have $360 of useless metal.

Can you return it?

This was from craigslist for $100, so returning isn't an option unfortunately.

Ben25 12-02-2008 10:24 PM

Well put it back on craigslist...

ChshreCat 12-02-2008 10:27 PM

Find a whole bunch of 2.5 gallon cornys? :D

MoRoToRiUm 12-02-2008 11:16 PM

I think you will have overlap if you try bending them, and not quite sure how you could bend them without having a major cold spot... If you can find something doable for the same price, get it and post this, otherwise get out the tape measure, a beer, and your patience for bending- good luck.


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