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Old 01-17-2011, 08:56 PM   #2281
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That's AWESOME! It's going to look even better with Taps!

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Old 01-18-2011, 12:15 AM   #2282
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Work in progress. I have the colar complete. Just need to delete the lid, give it a paint job, and install the taps. I think I am also going to distress the copper, so it looks a little more "vintage".

The copper looks awesome. It gives me the idea of using copper or tin ceiling tile. My only concern would be attaching the escutcheon from the tap shank with the fancy pressed design of the metal.
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:31 AM   #2283
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Here is my pride and joy in progress. I am just waiting for my perlicks to show up and she will be one step closer to finished.
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:16 AM   #2284
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Just finished mine. Snagged a Sanyo 9512 and the kegs from Craigslist.

I cut the door panel off to make room for at least 3 kegs. It'll hold 4 if I mount the bottle outside of the fridge.

Soon, I'll add a third faucet in between the first two., and then I'll clean up the gas & beer lines to make them less like Medusa's head.

Eventually, I'll upgrade to Perlick's, and have some fancy tap handles. =)

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Old 01-19-2011, 12:58 AM   #2285
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I wasn't gonna post pics until it warmed up a bit and I was able to paint it properly. But oh well.

It's a 26.4 cu ft Kenmore. According to the serial number it's from 1980 or so. It was a Craigslist find.

Micromatic Premium regulators. Perlick 425SS. Love controller.

I had to completely gut the lid and re-insulate it. It has 2" of insulated board in the lid and 1" of insulation around the collar.

My favorite part is the one-eyed Abe that I burned into the collar before I stained it. I took several layers of the aluminum duct tap and cut the stencil out. Then I took a pen butane lighter and ran it over the stencil. I think it turned out real well.

Things left to do: paint, clearcoat, fan (depending on how well it is insulated), skirt to match the collar, dolly with casters, and fill the four kegs I have.





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Old 01-19-2011, 01:08 AM   #2286
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SWEET! Love the wood burn! nice touch!

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Old 01-19-2011, 03:55 AM   #2287
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... and fill the four kegs I have.
Yeah, you're gonna' need more kegs. I'm up to 14 or 15 and my keezer is half that size.
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Yeah, you're gonna' need more kegs. I'm up to 14 or 15 and my keezer is half that size.
Wow! SWMBO thinks i'm nuts for having 5.
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:39 AM   #2289
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LOL I have 2 with a two tap system and I want two more so I can instantly change out and not have down time!!!
I'm hooked on kegging!

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I have been stalking this thread daily since i joined. When i got married and the Mrs. said i should get a kegerator, my jaw dropped. Since then, i've been buying it Johnny Cash style (one piece at a time) and have waited over a year to assemble everything. January 2011 is the time. While i have no pics yet and the frame isn't assembled, i'm sure there are a few fans of Gallifrey who will appreciate my efforts once completed.

Thanks to everyone who has inspired me. I could list many people, but i will just thank everyone including the ugly kegerator owners. Each of you has busted your ass to make it yours and i commend you.

Next pint is had in honor of you all.

(i think i'm intoxicated. that's the only excuse for lame kissass posts like this)

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