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Old 11-16-2011, 07:22 PM   #21
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Looks great but the "area under the fridge where the compressor is left plenty of room for a stealth install of the C02 and regulator" is your tank & regulator laying down ? Co2 tanks are designed stand up. Laying down you will push liquid Co2 into the regulator and then its by by regulator.

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Old 11-17-2011, 05:13 AM   #22
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Co2 tanks are designed stand up. Laying down you will push liquid Co2 into the regulator and then its by by regulator.
Bummer.... this is news to me. It is laying down. So far have not had any issues and the reg. has never froze up from liquid CO2 being pushed through. This will have to be changed immediately though. Thanks for the heads up! even though my ingenuity bubble has been burst big time...
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:54 PM   #23
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I will have to post pics of mine later. I decided on a good cleaning and leaving the rust and dings for character. using pin lock Kegs I currently have 3 kegs and my bottle inside. If I move the bottle out I can fit 4 kegs. I finished it last Thursday night. Saturday we had a party to celebrate the birth of our daughter, the kegerator and the beer and mead flowing from it were both huge hits.

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Old 11-17-2011, 01:23 PM   #24
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Some day I'd love to replace my kegerator with a vintage fridge.

On the Micro Matic forums a few years back someone did an awesome job on an old fridge like this. If I recall correctly, after he was finished, he plugged it in and it no longer worked. His last post was that he was going to junk it and he never replied back. A shame because there had to be something simple like a wire knocked off or something because it worked before he started.

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Old 11-17-2011, 03:39 PM   #25
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That's so sad to hear! I'm planning on eventually replacing the entire electrical system in the thing. All sorts of goodies in store for this fridge... In the event something goes wrong with the cooling system, I'll probably just fix it. After all, these are meant to be repaired!

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Old 11-26-2011, 06:46 AM   #26
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Over the last week, I've finished priming and getting the initial coats of paint on the main shell. It still needs a final touch-up coat, but this stuff requires 1 week cure time before another coat can be applied.

Initial coat is promising.


The interior was sealed with rust transformer primer.


To help protect the interior, I coated the bottom 5.5" of the cabinet with rubber undercoating.


I've been making SketchUp models of the fridge and major components to aid in design and any fabrication.

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Old 11-26-2011, 02:35 PM   #27
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Awesome work, I've been searching craigslist for a while to find a similar fridge. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Old 11-26-2011, 08:58 PM   #28
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This looks like a great project!!! I can't wait to see what the final product looks like!!

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Old 11-27-2011, 04:03 AM   #29
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Keep it up, it took 2 weeks to paint mine. It's not a quick process but you will have a great outcome when it's done. The only thing I would change on mine is to run bulkheads thru from the outside for the gas. I just drilled holes and used rubber grommets on the hose, but for hose replacement the bulkheads would be much better. What kind of insulation are you going to use to replace the old stuff?

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Old 11-27-2011, 05:07 AM   #30
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Very nice!! I'm completely jealous

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