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
Last edited by weizen; 07-08-2009 at 01:06 AM.
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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.