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Old 02-27-2012, 04:36 PM   #1
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hey guys! Just got into brewing and I've wanted to keg and have a kegerator since I started. I finally had the funds available to buy a kegging kit, but wanted to wait to find a really good deal. I found this on Craigslist and hopped on it right away. It didnt have pictures, and I had no real details until I saw it, but I knew I would be able to make it work.

I got a Perlick 8184B (looks like from the 70's) with a 5lb co2 tank, all the hoses, tower, tap, and a corny keg all for $200. It needed a little TLC, but it runs!

SWMBO agreed to let me get one, so long as we can make it presentable upstairs, and she wants to basically turn it into a bar with a countertop, cabinets and a wine rack. I did all this work over this weekend.

How it looked to start:


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Old 02-27-2012, 05:11 PM   #2
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First thing I did was to clean it up. I took all the panels off of the back and washed them all in a soapy solution and cleaned out the fan and compressor and everything. I cleaned out the inside with a soap and water and sanded it down to prep for paint. I also cleaned and sanded the outside.

I took the door off and removed all the stickers, and used goo gone to get rid of the residue. I sanded the door down and applied three coats of chalkboard paint to the door and the area around the door on the fridge itself to match.

SWMBO painted the sides and I painted the back of the fridge last night. While the paint was drying, I got impatient and decided to the tile/grout the top. I used groutable linoleum tiles, which just stuck on with adhesive, mostly because it was cheap and easy. I wanted to keep this as low cost as possible.

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Old 02-27-2012, 05:48 PM   #3
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If you are trying to post pics they aren't coming through... But, the visualization of it looks good

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Old 02-27-2012, 05:48 PM   #4
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Here is the front door finished and back on:



The inside cleaned up and painted:



and the top tiled (this is right before I grouted):



You can also see the sides completed in the last picture a little bit. Sorry for the horrible pictures. Low light with cell phone suck. Hope to once I get it upstairs get some better pictures with my actual camera.

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I have the exact same kegerator. I have yet to paint the inside, but i think yours looks great. Definite way to go. I have a question though. Im trying to adjust the temperature but can't get the right setting. How do you adjust that screw in the back? I haven't noticed any landmarks on the screw to set it to a number. Any suggestions?

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