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pjk49202 03-22-2009 08:59 PM

Mini fridge conversion to corny kegerator?
 
Can you convert a mini fridge that has a freezer compartment? I found a really good deal on a Magic Chef 4.4 cf fridge but it has a freezer compartment. I would like to have a tower to have the ability to add more taps. But for the price I feel like I could bite the bullet and just put one through the door. Does anyone have an opinion as to whether it is worth it just to buy this one and just put a tap on the door. Or are you able to put a tower on a fridge that has a freezer compartment? Thanks in advance:mug:

Xakk 03-22-2009 09:15 PM

Yep.

I bent the freezer element back against the back wall on this GE. Go slow and don't kink the line and you should be ok. Also had to move the thermostat control back a little to fit the second corny in.

There's no tower yet, but with the freezer out of the way, there's no reason there couldn't be.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3.../Kegerator.jpg

pjk49202 03-22-2009 10:05 PM

Right on. I will see what i can make happen. I was wondering if anyone had converted a mini fridge with a freezer compartment. The deals i have found are for fridges with freezer compartments. Thats for the reply:)

llazy_llama 03-22-2009 10:11 PM

On certain mini-fridges, the cooling element is the freezer compartment. I don't have any pictures handy, but if your fridge is like that, you likely know it already. If that's the case, many of those can just be flipped upside down to make more room.

SkewedBrewing 03-22-2009 10:25 PM

I'm doing the same exact thing, I, too, was thinking of the Magic Chef 4.4 and going through the door.

Have you picked yours up yet?

pjk49202 03-22-2009 10:36 PM

Not yet. Just emailled th person on cl back a little while back.

AJ_in_HD 05-07-2009 09:46 PM

while some on here have successfully moved the freezer tray with inserted coolant line...I was not so lucky :(

I picked up a GE 4.3 cf one from Craigslist for $30 and in the process of bending it against the wall (going slowly) I cracked the line. :(

Just wanted to throw out that while it's possible to bend the tray as others here have done...you do run the risk of cracking the line. I thought the risk was worth the reward for $30...but definitely not for a new one.

My $0.02

Cheers....and now i'm still on the hunt for a fridge only unit. :)

Matt Up North 05-19-2009 08:51 PM

I am currently on the hunt for a dedicate little fridge to turn into a kegerator and just found a magic chef 4.4 that I would be interested in modifying. If not through the door, what about going through the side of the fridge? I am interested because I just want to have my beer on tap and cold, while not taking up any more space than needed.

Matt Up North 05-21-2009 05:34 PM

I just picked up the Magic Chef 4.4 and the freezer compartment needs to be moved out of the way. I can't seem to get it out of the compartment and am afraid of breaking the coolant line. Since it is the only thing cooling the fridge, it would render it useless.

Here is the freezer shot from the front
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Gf-yt5QVVS...oto-777984.jpg

Here is the coolant where it comes in from the back of the fridge.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Gf-yt5QVVS...oto-730615.jpg

It looks to me that I could slide the freezer out if it weren't for the coolant line coming in from the back. It keeps me from being able to come out on the left side, while the right slides out. I feel like I am going to break it if I force it too much.

Matt Up North 05-22-2009 04:41 PM

Anyone ever do a magic Chef conversion with this model?


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