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Old 07-08-2010, 10:28 PM   #1
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Default My frigidaire kegerator build

First, a big thanks to the HBT guys that posted excellent directions on how to make this possible. Took major guts for me to tear the top off and start carving out insulation. I guess it wouldnt have been a big deal if it were an old fridge....but a new one with a stainless front...phew - glad it all worked out.

Purchased the Frigidaire compact fridge at best buy. The draft tower came from the beverage factory and the rolling cart was made from scrap wood and some casters that were hanging around from and old machine at work.



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Old 07-08-2010, 10:32 PM   #2
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very nice, congrads, not you get to drink beer

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Old 07-08-2010, 10:35 PM   #3
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Looks very nice buddy, I especialy like the golf ball handle very cool.....FYI I have the same faucets you have and I hate them....they stick after just two days of not pouring beer. If you use them daily, then you are good....if not you'll soon learn to hate them as I do.

FYI I bought two perlicks which DO NOT STICK EVER and have no way of bacteria hiding in them from Ritebrew.com (I'm not affiliated with them, just offering a heads up)....the cheapest I found anywhere just incase you are intersted.

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Looks very nice buddy, I especialy like the golf ball handle very cool.....FYI I have the same faucets you have and I hate them....they stick after just two days of not pouring beer. If you use them daily, then you are good....if not you'll soon learn to hate them as I do.

FYI I bought two perlicks which DO NOT STICK EVER and have no way of bacteria hiding in them from Ritebrew.com (I'm not affiliated with them, just offering a heads up)....the cheapest I found anywhere just incase you are intersted.

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Dang, thats disappointing. One would think that if the beer faucets are actually made to pour beer, they would be able to do the job well.
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Were there any threads in particular that you referred to make this? Or progress pics?

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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/frig...version-89013/

a huge thread with numerous ways to make this dream a reality
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I like the golf ball handle idea. Did you thread a small rod through them at all? If they're only held together by glue/epoxy, I can just imagine the first stuck faucet or drunk person to come along will rip that handle right off.

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Is your fridge on a dolly, or are those casters attached to the fridge?

If they are attached to the fridge, were you able to just screw them in, or did you have attach them some other way?

I was looking into putting some casters on mine, but wanted then to be smaller so the fridge keeps a lower profile.

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I like the golf ball handle idea. Did you thread a small rod through them at all? If they're only held together by glue/epoxy, I can just imagine the first stuck faucet or drunk person to come along will rip that handle right off.
Yep, I drilled through the 4 balls and inserted a 5/16" threaded rod lol..that sounds bad. Coated the threaded rod with epoxy and slid the balls on like a beef kabob. THen obviously drilled a bigger hole in the bottom ball for the thread insert.
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Is your fridge on a dolly, or are those casters attached to the fridge?

If they are attached to the fridge, were you able to just screw them in, or did you have attach them some other way?

I was looking into putting some casters on mine, but wanted then to be smaller so the fridge keeps a lower profile.
I started to attach the casters directly to the fridge..but i wasnt sure the metal on the bottom was thick enough to withstand the forces of the 5 gallon kegs. So, i ended up building a small dolly cart..nothing too special about it, just a platform with some tight fitting sides acting like cleats.
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