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Old 01-03-2014, 11:08 AM   #11
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My $50 used fridge lasted 6 months then crapped out. It is the luck of the draw. If you don't mind switching out your kegerator then keep looking for used ones.
I am at the point where I'm angry I wasted all the time of fitting out the old fridge and building a custom wood floor to now have to go through all that again. I also lose all the cool stickers I put on it.
My next will probably be new. I am still not sold on a chest freezer. It looks good, but I still like the idea of a fridge. Unless you need some specific temps for fermenting, I find good ol fridge temp works good for me so no need for controllers or a circulating fan or building a collar. I only have 2 taps so only need to store 3 kegs. I also get a freezer section to store hops and extra frozen pizzas for the kids.

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Old 01-03-2014, 11:31 AM   #12
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I would check with your local appliance retailers/repairs (not the large national chains like Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot...). I have a local outfit that reconditions trade-in refrig's and freezers and sells them. I've seen 17-21 cu. ft. refrig's for about $150-$200. They move fast. They also sell reconditioned freezers, but they're fewer in number.

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