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Old 07-07-2009, 01:38 AM   #1
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My on going project of turnin my old kegerator into a kegerator for 4 corny kegs with a tower. My kegerator is old kenmore model that will hold 4 cornies and 5# CO2 tank. I worked on this a little this winter trying pvc pipe but can't find a glue that works good enough for my approval. Next Phase... bought a length of 4" tail pipe and a length of 3" tail pipe. The 3" will be used for the riser and the 4" for the cross at top to hold the taps. Fortunately I have access to a wire welder (the same one used for my three tier stand) I know this will hold to my standards and metal is much more fun to work with than plastic.

First phase: was cutting the hole in the top to take the stand pipe and cut them to length. So far I'm happy with the look but still need to find a way to cap the ends that nice and neat.


Idea for ends:I'm thinking of refinishing the entire kegerator. Right now its dark brown. I'm thinking of painting entire thing black and putting a maple top on it with a black tower. Maple end caps may look nice. Use something like this:1860A21 Push-to-Open Magnetic Catch 2.5 lb Pull, Black/Black, 1-3/32" X 1-19/32" X 5/8"
$3.09 Each McMaster-Carr (I love this place)to attach the ends put a small metal plate on the inside of the cap and epoxy 2 of these inside the tower on each end. You just push the end cap and it will release enough to grab it.

Second phase: drilled holes for the shanks and tested 3 of 4 faucets (the other is in use right now). So far I like the way its shaping up. No I wasn't drinking, still not welded so it may appear a little unbalanced

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Old 07-07-2009, 01:24 PM   #2
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:47 PM   #3
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pics showing up fine on my machine...... http://jrhb.org/forums/attachment.ph...5&d=1246930129
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:28 AM   #4
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links require logging in, and I'm sure not being registered/logged in is responsible for us not being able to see the pictures.

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Old 07-08-2009, 01:07 AM   #5
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grrr guess I had to do it eventually... created photobucket account

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Hey, I see em now. Nice looking work. Looking forward to seeing it finished.

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This is a damn good idea. What did you use for the bottom of the 3" tail to screw it onto the kegerator?

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You couldn't find a glue good enough for your approval on PVC? Did you try PVC Cement The stuff made for joining PVC?

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You couldn't find a glue good enough for your approval on PVC? Did you try PVC Cement The stuff made for joining PVC?
I actually work with the stuff every day....hrrr PVC glue is made to glue actual pvc joints together with various couplings not too itself with out a coupling for the nice clean finish that I will accomplish with the metal.
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This is a damn good idea. What did you use for the bottom of the 3" tail to screw it onto the kegerator?
It fits very tightly over a 3" PVC toilet flange that will be hidden under the top. I have a broken one holding it in the picture just not slid all the way down.
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