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Old 08-31-2011, 12:38 AM   #2951
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Old 08-31-2011, 12:48 AM   #2952
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[IMG][/IMG] heres mine 2 taps for now although the thing can hold 6 kegs

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Old 08-31-2011, 12:48 AM   #2953
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oh and it is in my living room !!!

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Old 09-01-2011, 03:07 AM   #2954
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It was a pretty straight forward build. A couple of notes...

-used a small chisel to break the tabs securing the top to the front
-did not reuse the housing for the temperature gauge / door light
-soldered the connection closed for the door switch light and filled the hole with GreatStuff foam
-used the wires for the light, to power a fan box that cools the tower
-picked up a project box, 120VAC 4" fan, fuse assembly and 0.5Amp fuse from RadioShack
-cut off one side of the 3/4" coupler and epoxied it to the inside of the project box.
-used a whole saw for the fan cut out, but ran the drill backwards so that it would not bite into the plastic project box.
-I'm using pin lock kegs. It's a tight fit, but 2 will fit... you need to cut out some of the trim where the freezer shelf was to get it to fit.
-2x 12" long 3/4" copper tubing and 3/4" vinyl tubing sandwiched between the copper runs up into the tower.
-tied them together with tie wraps and yet loose enough, so that it was snug against the hole I drilled. This prevent it from slipping while I was filling in the gaps with GreatStuff Foam
-used 3/4" copper tubing b/c I could feed the brew lines down it without removing the fittings
-wrapped the copper tubing in the tower with pipe wrap
-used a 3/4" piece of plywood with pronged Tee-Nut to secure the tower to the lid
-used a Rotozip to make a 3/4" deep hole the same size as my piece of plywood
-secured the plywood with Foam glue
-used white duct tape to make the tubing coming down from the tower look neater and also cover any place I sprayed in Great Stuff foam.
-Cut out the door insert, but left the groove for the weather stripping.
-completely removed all of the closed foam insulation in the door and replaced it with vinyl-one-side fiberglass insulation (had some laying around from the garage door insulation kit)
-had the glass cutter at Lowe's cut the Lexan to size, to cover the hole in the door.
-painted the Lexan white on one side and siliconed the Lexan to the door with the painted side towards the insulation
-secured the air value header with doublesided High Bond tape to the wall first and then followed up with some sheet metal screws.
-the rails (sold as drawer handles) are secured to the lid with some washers and the screws that came in the package.
-secured the lid down with foam glue and construction adhesive around the outer edge.

Please excuse the grammar, spelling and typos... I'm on my 3rd pint of the Moose Drool clone.

Oh and it lives in my home office.

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Old 09-01-2011, 03:20 PM   #2955
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Painted chalkboard paint for the beer description and airbrushed the hop vines

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Old 09-01-2011, 10:19 PM   #2956
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Is that an Ice maker or trash compactor on the left?
Hey guys - sorry for the slow reply. That is an ice maker. Makes 25 lbs of cocktail ice a day. It's pretty neat - it freezes sheets of ice and spits them out onto a heated metal grid and perfect little clear ice cubes fall through. The ice storage area holds 50 lbs of ice, but isn't refrigerated, so it is constantly melting. That means that your ice is fresh and that it's relatively "warm" ice, so that it melts just right when you make a cocktail.

Someone else asked about the cabinets - they're from IKEA. My father in law is a tile guy and made the granite counter from 18"x24" tiles.

Sigh - unfortunately we sold that house in April and had to leave the bar there. That was hard to give up. But we got several offers on the house within days of putting it up for sale and I think the basement helped quite a bit.

Right now my wife and I are checking out this thread for ideas for a keezer.
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:47 PM   #2957
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Build another one!!

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Old 09-02-2011, 04:30 AM   #2958
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As a UI Alum I seriously dig this thing. Those are all just decals on there I assume?
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:24 AM   #2959
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wow. epic thread. BigKahunaBrewer mentioned it on twitter, and I had to take a look. Just lost the last 4 hours trawling through the kegerator awesomeness.

Currently designing my own kegerator setup. Needs include being pretty small, able to hold two (hopefully three) corny kegs, and being approved for the house by SWMBO...

I am buying three kegs on the weekend, and will be sorting out taps & CO2 shortly after. Then I start hunting for the perfect fridge.

So much inspiration here. Nice work all!

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Old 09-05-2011, 05:19 AM   #2960
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Hey Thewobblythong (your username cracks my a$$ up!) Give 'er all you got, you only live once. If your thinking 3 kegs....you just might as well go for 4 kegs with 4 taps and save you self some time upgrading down the line. No Mercy!

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