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AdamCanFly 06-16-2011 06:02 AM

Commercial Kegerator Restoration Project
 
So I found a True TDD-3 commercial kegerator on Craigslist today. It was only $200, so I couldn't pass it up. I got it home and plugged it in to see if it worked. It came on and made a buzzing sound but it seemed to be working. I started looking at the wiring and found that some of the wires were spliced together with wire nuts and others were held together with electrical tape! The insulation has fallen off a few wires. I'm just glad I didn't burn the house down. Needless to say I'm going to have to rewire it. I can figure out what wires go to what, but I'm not sure how to secure them. I might need some help on that part. It's also going to require a ton of cleaning. You know that smell on your clothes the morning after a night at a smoky bar? This thing smells like that times 1,000!

I still haven't decided if I'm going to keep it or sell it when I'm done sprucing it up. It's a little big for my one car garage, but it is bad ass.
If anybody has experience with this sort of thing, I could really use some help.
Here are some pics.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-u...615_181530.jpg
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-l...615_201745.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6...615_201859.jpg

AdamCanFly 06-16-2011 06:29 AM

Ahh Ha! I might be able to find a wire harness for it! It's going to take some digging.

AdamCanFly 06-16-2011 06:55 AM

Can't find it. I'm going to bed.

iaefebs 06-16-2011 06:57 AM

I have a beverage air commercial. All commercial refrigerators run the evaporator fan anytime it is plugged in. The temperature control runs to a junction box that the compressor is plugged into and switches the compressor on. You got a great deal as long as the compressor is good. Unplug it from the junction box and plug it direct to a 110 volt source to make sure it chills.

AdamCanFly 06-16-2011 06:08 PM

I think I found something. It's the closest thing I can find. I think it will work.
http://www.coldsideparts.com/p/801609.html
http://www.coldsideparts.com/mm5/gra..._801609_LG.jpg

AdamCanFly 06-16-2011 06:13 PM

I might make half of it in to a fermentation chamber. I don't know how, but I'll figure it out.

AdamCanFly 06-16-2011 07:19 PM

It had all of these taps and pumps inside. I wonder if I can get a couple bucks for them to help fund the project. Do ya'll think it would be safe to throw them in the dish washer?
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-s...616_141233.jpg

jsguitar 06-16-2011 08:23 PM

Hey, nice score!

I love those because you don't have to hoist your kegs over the rim like I do with my keezer.

Oh yeah, sorry I can't help you with it, but if you can fix it up you should hold on to it. Those things are both awesome and expensive.

AdamCanFly 06-17-2011 12:31 AM

I got a couple chips off the ice berg today.
I found this wiring diagram.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-t...616_145021.jpg
Look at this!
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-G...616_143414.jpg
Got the fan all cleaned up.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-L...616_163258.jpg
Just out of curiosity I put a plug on it and plugged it in. It didn't work!
Anybody know how to take a fan motor like this apart?
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-a...616_165047.jpg
Time for work!

blackdragon82 06-17-2011 01:53 PM

I recently got a beverage aire kegerator from my cousins friend for free and looks around the same shape as this. Please keep the progress coming!


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