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Old 10-02-2012, 07:35 PM   #51
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DeNomad, nice to meet you again yesterday, and great thread. I'm going to do my best to explain to my wife why this is a good idea!

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Old 10-02-2012, 11:03 PM   #52
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DeNomad, nice to meet you again yesterday, and great thread. I'm going to do my best to explain to my wife why this is a good idea!
Thanks man. My method was to invite the better half to live with me AFTER I had built my kegerator. Best of luck using reason in that discussion. I recommend "think how classy it would look next to the TV". In all serious, it looks good.
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:43 AM   #53
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No. If you look at the photos the kegs almost reach the end of the fridge, maybe 1-2" from the edge. The drink holders on the door would bump into the kegs for sure.
Just to clarify on this one for others. I ended up buying the fridge anyways (DAR440BL from Walmart) and with only removing the right hand side door trays having a single ball lock fits with room to spare without having to take off the plastics.

Will post more pics when I finish the build but wanted (and am getting) a sweet single keg fridge for the office with plenty of room to still store food. Going to build a shelf system on the right side and will keep some cans in the door holder. Really wanted it to work this way so pretty stoked to say the least.
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:09 AM   #54
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Picked up one of these on craigslist today for $70, Its an older one with crews holding the door trim on too. It will be a slow process for me to build, but I cant wait to get started... Really appreciate the info on here

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Old 10-07-2012, 12:03 AM   #55
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Alright here's the pics of my completed build. My model was the DAR440BL from Walmart for $170 brand new. Objective of the build was to have a single keg so half of the fridge could still be used for my lunch as this will be going under my desk at work.

Mission accomplished to say the least!

  • Single ball lock with center mounted Perlick 525SS
  • 5lb CO2 tank on the hump
  • Didn't have to remove door plastics, only trays on right side so still get to use the 8x can holders
  • Will fit 6x bombers on the lower part of the right hand side as well leaving two shelves above for food

Great fridge and build totally exceeding my expectations!
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:30 AM   #56
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Alright here's the pics of my completed build. My model was the DAR440BL from Walmart for $170 brand new. Objective of the build was to have a single keg so half of the fridge could still be used for my lunch as this will be going under my desk at work.

Mission accomplished to say the least!
  • Single ball lock with center mounted Perlick 525SS
  • 5lb CO2 tank on the hump
  • Didn't have to remove door plastics, only trays on right side so still get to use the 8x can holders
  • Will fit 6x bombers on the lower part of the right hand side as well leaving two shelves above for food

Great fridge and build totally exceeding my expectations!

That's a cool build... Which my boss would let me have a kegerator under my desk
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:58 PM   #57
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Hi everyone!

So I'm about to start the irreversible part of the build and I would just like to confirm something. I've got the DAR125SLDD and after the cornstarch test, it would seem like there's no refrigerant lines running along the top except in the front edge of the fridge... Me being the insecure DIY-er, I'd like to confirm that I did the cornstarch test correctly, as there are no undos in drilling

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Old 11-20-2012, 10:51 PM   #58
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So how did it go? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Old 11-21-2012, 12:38 PM   #59
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It went well, though I should have test-driven my work. Turns out I forgot to put back the plastic top before measuring the length of the screws I needed. I'll have to go back to the store to get longer screws.

That being said, I couldn't find 1" copper pipes at my local hardware store, so I bought some plumbing line insulation (black foam tube) for about $1cnd. So far the lines are kept cool since I use the same room to ferment and the temp is low (60F-68F). Once I'm done fermenting my latest batch, I'm willing to bet I'll have to install a fan like most Danby builds have.

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Old 11-21-2012, 02:53 PM   #60
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That's great to hear. I will be picking my DAR125SLDD up ftom Costco this weekend. I'm anxious about the modifications but excited to start kegging my beers.

Did you have any trouble removing the plastic door panel?

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