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Old 01-14-2013, 01:28 AM   #1
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Default Danby Fridge for Kegerator

I can't seem to find the Danby Model DAR440BK that people have been using for a kegerator build. I can get this one at the local Walmart.

http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/danby-de...t=SRCH%3Adanby

As far as I can tell it is ver similar to DAR440BK. Has anybody used this particular model?

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Old 01-14-2013, 02:30 AM   #2
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Its looks nearly identical to the DAR125SLDD:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Danby-4.4-...Steel/16621129

The outer dimensions are the same as the DAR125SSLDD but the one you linked is 6lbs lighter than it.

I actually just ordered the DAR125SLDD to build a kegerator using this thread as a guide:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/danb...-build-269314/

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Old 01-14-2013, 03:52 AM   #3
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They look essentially identical except for the shelving which gets removed anyway. I think I'll go with the one I linked to. Let me know what you think of one you ordered.

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RandyAB, I noticed you are in Alberta. If you have a Costco nearby, the DAR125SLDD is approx $130 brand new, I picked up mine a few weeks ago.

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I'm 3 hours from Edmonton unfortunately. I can't find that model online at Costco. Did you pick it up in-store?

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Yes in-store. I got mine at the Winterburn location, give them a call before you head in, they had plenty left as of a few weeks ago.

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Thanks!

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This is my Danby DCR122BLDD 4.3 cuft mini fri.dge purchased from canadian tire. I noticed it was on sale today for $139, $20 cheaper than when I bought it 3 months ago. It was a simple conversion with my beverage factory 2 tap tower kit. A 5lb c02 bottle with regulator fits perfectly on the little shelf above the compressor behind the kegs.

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My DAR125SSDD came in last night and I can't wait for the weekend to get working on it. As some have noted, it indeed is the version that removed the screws from the door assembly. Another user posted his build with this version on his blog (could not find the original forum post) and it provides some good pictures and ideas for handle the construction:

http://www.fattonytcl.blogspot.com/2...egger.html?m=1

I've never really taken on a project like this before so every little bit of advice and lessons learned I find is comforting. Also, due to a constrained budget and an impending move, I'll be doing the conversion in 2 stages where stage 1 is modifications on the door and and implementation of kegging system using picnic taps and stage 2 will be installation of the tower. Stage 2 timeframe is TBD.

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If you don't care about having a flat door on the inside, I think you can get away with just cutting some of the door panel that is in the way and leaving the rest as is. I'm not doing it right away, but I was basically going to try this first (scroll about half way down the page): http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/kege...9/index10.html

If this doesnt work then taking out the entire panel would be the next step.

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