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Old 02-25-2011, 12:49 AM   #1
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Default Help attaching drip tray to kegerator????

So I bought this drip tray:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230589287115

To attach to my kegerator. I tried and am unable to drill holes into the tray to screw it to the fridge.

Tried getting magnets out of a junk hard drive I had - total failure after the pain of getting them out they were a weird shape that wouldn't work.

Ideas?

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Old 02-25-2011, 12:56 AM   #2
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Screw some L-brackets into the fridge and attach the tray to the bracket with velcro (easier to remove for cleaning).

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Old 02-25-2011, 01:44 AM   #3
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Harddrive, or rare earth magnets.

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I tried and am unable to drill holes into the tray to screw it to the fridge.
Seriously? The fridge door is made of steel less than 1/8" thick. Self tapping screws don't even require a pilot hole. You can use masking tape to hold an L bracket to the underside of the drip tray and place it on the floor for stability, and attach the L bracket by running the screws in. A thin gopple of silicone where the screw pops through will prevent it from leaking.

I hope the reason is that you aren't allowed to "damage" (improve) the refrigerator, but then again, isn't there a hole above said location with a beer shank coming through?

I don't know the meaning of "Can't"

Update: Stainless Steel is not attracted to magnets.
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I think I have the same or a similar drip tray. I didn't want to drill holes in the kegerator right now, so I made some wooden brackets. I used magnets to hold them and then put the drip tray on top. The magnets weren't strong enough, so I added some double sided carpet tape. Works great, and the tray can be taken off for easy cleaning.

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I think I have the same or a similar drip tray. I didn't want to drill holes in the kegerator right now, so I made some wooden brackets. I used magnets to hold them and then put the drip tray on top. The magnets weren't strong enough, so I added some double sided carpet tape. Works great, and the tray can be taken off for easy cleaning.
So this did not compromise any cooling elements? I need to do this project myself... Thanks in advance.

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So this did not compromise any cooling elements? I need to do this project myself... Thanks in advance.

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How would tape compromise anything?
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How would tape compromise anything?
Oh my bad, I did not read carefully there. Just looked like you screwed it in. What type of magnets? Thanks.

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Use welding magnets, you can get them cheap at Harbor Freight.

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Here's a link to a picture of a drip tray with welding magnets.

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