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Old 10-30-2010, 06:57 PM   #1
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Default Kegerator Project Started, Have Two Questions

Hey All,

This morning I picked up a fridge I purchased from Craigslist. It is a Kenmore 253.64822404 18.2 cu ft refrigerator w/ top freezer. After thoroughly cleaning the thing I am getting ready to start the conversion. My first question is that I would like to replace the thermostat in the refrigerator portion with a Love controller. What is the best way to do this? I haven't exactly been able to figure out where in their wiring to splice into.

The second question is that I would like to remove the plastic from the front door. How do you go about doing this? I want to remove the plastic and replace it with a whiteboard or something else flat, so I can utilize the space better. Thanks.





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there are a few examples online where you just wire it to an outlet and plug the fridge right into the outlet without splicing anything.

I did this (johnson control unit) for mine and have been very very happy with it.

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like this: http://www.rcreptiles.com/blog/index...1000_thermosta

here is my build.. nothing fancy but its great

http://www.neilnatic.com/blog/my-kegerator-build/

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Generally there are fasteners hidden under the magnetic seal on the door that hold everything together. Peal the seal out/over/up whatever - And see what's under it.

If they didn't fill the shelves with foam it should be easy to pull apart.

If they did, you'll need a chisel

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What does the primary pressure gauge on the tank tell us? That's right, the temperature. Put it on a scale if you want to know how much is in it...
Put some duct tape over the gauge - Or better yet - Replace the high pressure gauge with a plug - High pressure gauges are useless!
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Thanks. I'm modifying my plan a bit.

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Generally there are fasteners hidden under the magnetic seal on the door that hold everything together. Peal the seal out/over/up whatever - And see what's under it.

If they didn't fill the shelves with foam it should be easy to pull apart.

If they did, you'll need a chisel
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