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Old 08-16-2012, 12:23 AM   #61
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1) did you redo the GE badge on the door? if so, how? it almost looks brand new.
Honestly, I didn't have to do a thing to it! The badge was in perfect shape, so I just got the clips off and mounted it on the wall in my workshop until I was finished.
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2) i have an old westinghouse fridge that has hinges that looks almost identical to yours. how did you take your hinges apart? i don't want to start prying away at mine and risk ruining them.
Again, I didn't have to do anything with them. They have a couple really tiny chips, but overall they are great. On mine, I'd get them apart by removing the chrome endcaps and pulling the pin out.
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:25 AM   #62
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Now I just need to make it out to pick up some chalk...

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Old 08-16-2012, 03:03 PM   #63
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Again, I didn't have to do anything with them. They have a couple really tiny chips, but overall they are great. On mine, I'd get them apart by removing the chrome endcaps and pulling the pin out.
how did you get yours off? just pry them? that's what I'm afraid of ruining.
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:16 PM   #64
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how did you get yours off? just pry them? that's what I'm afraid of ruining.
To get the hinges off of the fridge, I popped off the screw cover plate, then just removed the screws. If you're wondering how to get the actual hinges apart into separate pieces - I'm not sure beyond just conjecture. Mine were in good enough shape that they didn't require complete dis-assembly.

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Old 08-17-2012, 12:08 PM   #65
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Very nice! Thanks for documenting all the steps. My in-laws have an old style fridge freezer like this in their basement that I'm hoping/praying will come my way when they move to a smaller home. Thanks to your posts I'll be able to know what I'm dong when converting!

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Old 08-24-2012, 09:27 PM   #66
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Is the thing in the freezer a damprid knockoff? or something? mine's been up and running for 2 1/2 months and it's an inch thick with ice already.

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Old 08-24-2012, 09:35 PM   #67
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Is the thing in the freezer a damprid knockoff?
It's along the same lines as damprid, but I much prefer it. It's basically just full of silica balls. Once it's absorbed all the water it can, you plug it in and the built-in heater will renew it overnight. It's working really well for me! It's called the Eva-dry E-500.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:31 PM   #68
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I don't think I've ever been presented with the occasion to utter this phrase, but: That is the sexiest fridge I've ever seen. I'm quite jealous of your craftsmanship, and envious of the end product - and I technically don't even brew yet, let alone keg!

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Old 11-19-2012, 08:43 PM   #69
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I don't think I've ever been presented with the occasion to utter this phrase, but: That is the sexiest fridge I've ever seen. I'm quite jealous of your craftsmanship, and envious of the end product - and I technically don't even brew yet, let alone keg!
Thank you, BattleGoat! Once you get started, you'll find there's a LOT less time for other hobbies... haha. My wife picked me up a kit for my birthday last year. BEST GIFT EVER.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:55 PM   #70
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Looks great! Why did you only go with two taps?

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