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Old 10-02-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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Default Best dorm fridge for pin lock kegs?

Hi all, this is my first post here. I did a couple searches and couldn't find much on this. I'm in FL and most of the kegs we get are pin locks. They are 9" in diameter. Most of the build threads I have seen use dorm fridges that snugly fit 2 Pepsi kegs.

Has anyone found a dorm fridge model that comfortably fits 2 pin lock kegs without door modification? Most of the ones I have seen online that might work start getting into the $400 - $500 range. I was hoping that I might find one in the <$200 range.

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Old 10-02-2012, 03:19 PM   #2
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Sanyo 4912 works fine with pin locks and it's conversion is well-documented. It is sometimes harder to find (I found mine at Fry's.com) and it is a little pricey but I only took the shelves out and modified the top for a tower. No door modification is necessary (well, I took the bin off of the bottom of the door. It is easy to remove and put back if you change your mind.).
I'm sure there are many others that work as well.

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Old 10-02-2012, 03:34 PM   #3
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What I mean by door mod, is not adding a collar around the door to extend the room inside the fridge. I don't mind modifying the door shelves so it's flat.

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I have a Danby 440BL, it will fit two pin locks staggered. It does require removing the inside door panel. Not a big deal with the units that use screws for the panel, but it appears that the new 440 units have the panel glued in. Glad I found mine on CL

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Thanks for the advice guys!

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What are the inside dimensions on that Danby, ThatGeekGuy?

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So far what I have found is that there are no dorm fridges that will fit 2 coke kegs (pin lock) that are still manufactured and are avaiable at the stores. You would need a 4.9+cu ft fridge. The closest thing I have found is the Kenmore 5.7 (model 95882), but it's $300+. I haven't seen the Danby 440BL in person so I can't vouch for it, but the other 4.4's I've seen could not fit my template.

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