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Old 02-09-2010, 09:41 PM   #1
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So I decided to worry about my drip tray after I completed my kegerator build. I didn't know how damn expensive they'd be. So I went ahead and decided to build one myself. This is how it turned out!


The benefit (as I see it) is the rubber mat is removable so I can easily rinse it out in the sink. Now I realize that i wont be able to dump liquid down it, since it's not drained, but the way I see it is that since it's just a home set up I shouldn't be spilling all that much



It was actually pretty easy to make. I did end up buying a table saw so I could make it (which of course is far more expensive than a wide drip tray). But after that it was just a 1x6 and a 1x4. And a whole bunch of nails. Is now a good time to mention that I love my nailgun?



It's sturdy as heck too.



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Old 02-09-2010, 09:46 PM   #2
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Nice! It sounds like you followed the proper protocol for buying new tools.



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Old 02-10-2010, 03:00 AM   #3
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Very nice! Quick question a bit off topic...how far apart are your taps?

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Old 02-10-2010, 04:59 PM   #4
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Looks good, I have had the idea to build my own on the back of my head for a while for the same reason as you...why on God's green earth are those things so damned expensive!?! Until then its a bar towel doing the job

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Old 02-10-2010, 05:08 PM   #5
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Wait, I want to see pics of the setup behind the door. Have any, didn't see any on your blog page?

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I guess you didn't see the sweet tray over at barproducts.com for $15?

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i just bought this one http://cgi.ebay.com/Beer-Drip-Tray-16-Stainless-Kegerator-Tap-Keg-w-Drain_W0QQitemZ130364566769QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_D efaultDomain_0?hash=item1e5a556cf1

Wish I would have known about the one on barproducts.com. Oh, well.

Yes, an open door shot would be nice

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"I guess you didn't see the sweet tray over at barproducts.com for $15?"

I don't know, it is 19.5" long, I might have to still build mine

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I'll have to check this out from home when I can see the pics. Although I like the looks of my DIY drip tray (shown in my sig link), it is not as functional as I had hoped since drips are landing right on the flat metal.

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19.5" long is enough for 5 faucets.



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