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Old 09-10-2013, 12:53 AM   #1
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I just finished building my outdoor kegerator for my covered deck. It is an insulated keg box that is cooled by a minifridge. Here are some of the build pics.







Minifridge and kegbox framing.


Plywood walls installed and primed. Door started.




More of the door. The top is made from 5/4 pine boards. I glued them together sanded them flat.


Beaty panel to hide the back of the fridge.


Cheap paint booth.


Wiring, fans, aluminum walls, and guages



I finished it with exterior marine paint on the keg box and marine spar vanish on the top. The top was sealed with shellac first to keep the stain from blotching.



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Very cool! You hid the fridge part so well I never saw even a hint of it!

Do you need that box fan to make it work?

Cheers!



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Where did you score the beauty panel from?

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Very cool! You hid the fridge part so well I never saw even a hint of it!

Do you need that box fan to make it work?

Cheers!
The box fan is helping to move air over the compressor right now. I have computer fans I have to wire up behind the beauty panel to help take the heat away from the fridge. The box fan is temporary. The fridge is struggling a bit to keep the temp down. It should be fine for the cooler fall and early spring months. The fridge will pop right out if I need it to. Next summer I plan on putting a compact freezer in there instead. I used the fridge for now because I had it. It probably ten years old. It would have to upgraded eventually anyway. I might change the insulation out too. I didn't use pro pink. I used a 2 in rigid foam from Home Depot with a foil backing. I don't think it has as high of an r value as pro pink (wish I would have realized that before).
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Where did you score the beauty panel from?
It's a sheet of aluminum mill union jack from Home Depot. I just cut it down, framed it in with wood and painted it.




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