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Old 02-26-2012, 02:29 PM   #1
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Default True Kegerator, Deal or No Deal?

I just got an opportunity to pick up a True kegorator about an hour and a half from home. It is mine if I want it, but I have to get it today.

$400 for a restaurant style 2 keg double door unit. Black sides, stainless steel top. Worked when unplugged, "sounds" like it works now, and is going to auction if I don't grab it today. 5ft long, 27" deep.

Best I can tell is that if it doesn't work, a compressor would probably be the most costly fix. I don't have a model number to work with, but I'm guessing around $500 for a compressor. So worst case scenario, I have to go $1k deep into this thing.

Oh, and it comes with a tower and three handles and a CO2 bottle.

I've never kegged, and have been looking for an excuse to get into it. Wifey is OK with it because she thinks kegging is cool, and that she'll get a little extra emergency fridge space.

So for you pros, is there any reason I should jump on this? Anything to check out when I get there?

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Old 02-26-2012, 02:30 PM   #2
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If it cools and is in good shape, I'd be on it.

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Old 02-26-2012, 02:55 PM   #3
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The restaurant style versions usually use fans inside them to move cold air around, so you should know quite quickly after plugging it in whether or not it works.

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Old 02-26-2012, 02:57 PM   #4
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I just got an opportunity to pick up a True kegorator about an hour and a half from home. It is mine if I want it, but I have to get it today.

$400 for a restaurant style 2 keg double door unit. Black sides, stainless steel top. Worked when unplugged, "sounds" like it works now, and is going to auction if I don't grab it today. 5ft long, 27" deep.

Best I can tell is that if it doesn't work, a compressor would probably be the most costly fix. I don't have a model number to work with, but I'm guessing around $500 for a compressor. So worst case scenario, I have to go $1k deep into this thing.

Oh, and it comes with a tower and three handles and a CO2 bottle.

I've never kegged, and have been looking for an excuse to get into it. Wifey is OK with it because she thinks kegging is cool, and that she'll get a little extra emergency fridge space.

So for you pros, is there any reason I should jump on this? Anything to check out when I get there?
heck..you buy it today at $400.. if it works..I will buy it from you as soon as my tax refund comes in... (unless shipping would kill me..of course)

which is the long way of saying..grab it now
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:16 PM   #5
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If it's going inside your house, they are not very quiet, they can be quite loud compared to a chest freezer or regular refrigerator.

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Old 02-27-2012, 01:15 AM   #6
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Deal done! Got a CO2 bottle, keg, three towers, lines, and a bunch of handles out of the deal too. It was worth all the drive time.

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Old 02-27-2012, 03:21 AM   #7
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Let me know how you like it in the next couple of weeks. I've got a True 2-Door 3 keg out in the garage that I've yet to touch. I bought it with the compressor working but doesn't cool, might just need a bump of refrigerant, but I can't decided whether to keep or pass it on.

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Old 02-27-2012, 10:07 AM   #8
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I probably won't be using it for a while. I'm still a bottler, so this is step one into kegging. Now I need to find corny kegs and start getting serious.

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Ridingdonkeys: I noticed you are in NC. Did you get the one that was in Indianland?

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Old 02-27-2012, 02:09 PM   #10
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Negs, the one I got was a wee bit closer.

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