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Old 06-14-2008, 08:29 PM   #1
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Default Has anyone used this Magic Chef 4.5cf mini fridge for a kegerator

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...3+90156+501020

My local HD has it on sale for $169. I'd say 1 corny keg is definitely possible, but I want 2 and the CO2 inside as well. The original plan is the Sanyo 4912, but I'm exploring my options.

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Old 06-16-2008, 12:34 PM   #2
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Depends on whether or not it has a freezer inside. I have a 4.4cf (may be the 4.5cf) magic chef and it will not work because of the freezer.

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No freezer. The interior demensions are

29'' tall in front, 21 in back (over compressor)
16'' wide
15.5'' deep, 10'' in front of compressor

The door panel is 2'' deep, but I'm sure that stuff can be removed/cut away.

Here's the best pictures I could find of the interior.

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hsh/713251249.html

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I have that fridge for under counter storage in my bar project. No freezer compartment, but the cooling tubes INSIDE the fridge start halfway down the back of the fridge and wrap over onto the top of the fridge compartment, more than halfway to the front of the fridge. Looks awful difficult to get a decent setback with a tower on the top of this model.

I'm at work right now, but I'll take some photos and post them tonight to show you what I'm referring to.

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I'm going to be using this under a bar. The tower is going to be mounted on the bar top with the tubing running through insulated pipe to the tower. I'm going to use a 12V PC fan to blow cold air up into the pipe and tower.

It's only $40 less than the 4912, but it's much closer to pick up. Also everything has to go inside the fridge. 2 cornies, CO2, and reg.

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No freezer. The interior demensions are
29'' tall in front, 21 in back (over compressor)
16'' wide
15.5'' deep, 10'' in front of compressor
The door panel is 2'' deep, but I'm sure that stuff can be removed/cut away.
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It's only $40 less than the 4912, but it's much closer to pick up. Also everything has to go inside the fridge. 2 cornies, CO2, and reg.

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Based on the dimensions you gave you will most likely be unable to get everything to fit. A corny keg is 9" in diameter. I have a hard time getting 2 kegs and a 5lb co2 tank in a 4.9 cu.ft. fridge and I had to remove the door panel. IMO you are much better off spending the extra $40 for the .4 extra cu.ft. and at least you'll know everything will fit.
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That's what I was thinking.

The problem is that now none of the Best Buys around me have the 4912. They have an Oster 5.0cf fridge only. Has anyone tried that. Here's a link, I'll try to look at it tonight as they have it locally. Hopefully they'll have a scratch and dent one for cheap.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....#productdetail

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