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Old 07-27-2008, 04:08 PM   #1
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All done! Here is some documentation for those that want to see it.

Oster Conversion!

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Old 07-27-2008, 10:14 PM   #2
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Very nice looking finished project and well documented as well.

I kept forgetting to stop and take photos when I was doing mine.

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Old 07-27-2008, 11:05 PM   #3
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:16 PM   #4
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All done! Here is some documentation for those that want to see it.

Oster Conversion!
NICE!!!
one question, was there any fear of hitting any lines when drilling or remounting thermostat? Do you know where the line runs? I am currently using mine with picnic taps until I am willing to spend the money to upgrade to a tap tower. I have the thermostat just sitting on top of the keg with the lightbulb unscrewed and I really don't want to leave it like that. I just have a fear of screwing into a freon line.
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:49 AM   #5
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I am not sure - someone else said that the only cooling in this frig is the visible plate on the back. But in either case, if you just slowly screw the screw in, you should be able to detect when/if it hits a coolant line. It took like 10 seconds to get that in.

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Old 08-01-2008, 02:11 PM   #6
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Thanks for posting this... I see a kegerator in my future!

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Old 08-01-2008, 04:57 PM   #7
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looks like you spend $530 on the fridge and tower kit with no upgrades no tax ? doesn't include the plywood or $5 fan etc..
kegconnection has a 2 keg fridge with 2 kegs, tower etc.. for $595 http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=186

good job on the project, just not sure if it's worth the $65 difference

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looks like you spend $530 on the fridge and tower kit with no upgrades no tax ? doesn't include the plywood or $5 fan etc..
kegconnection has a 2 keg fridge with 2 kegs, tower etc.. for $595 http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=186

good job on the project, just not sure if it's worth the $65 difference
Don't forget the added cost of shipping from Texas to MD.

Totally worth the difference.
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Old 08-02-2008, 12:13 PM   #9
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Slipgate - How are you doing on temperature? I am using picnic taps for now. (3/16" @ 5') I notice the temp at the bottom of the frig is 38F and on top is 44F. After pouring the beer temp in the glass is 44F. I have the frig set to max.
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Old 08-02-2008, 12:22 PM   #10
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I need to get a thermometer and check, I have it set on 5 though and that IMO is prefect for drinking the beer.

I think that my fan setup does a lot in evening out the temp in the frig. By circulating the air through the tower, the cold air is forced up where it naturally falls to the bottom of the frig, creating an even temp throughout.

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