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BansheeRider 02-17-2013 05:53 AM

What replaced the Sanyo 4912 Mini Fridge?
 
Not sure if this is the right forum but I was wondering what the best mini fridge is these days to convert to a kegerator? I read that the Sanyo 4912 was the best fridge to convert, however they have been discontinued. What make and model is the best fridge for this project? I need something that will hold two five gallon kegs and a 5# CO2 bottle. Thanks!

BansheeRider 02-17-2013 10:23 PM

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Can anybody provide any info on this?

DrHops 02-17-2013 11:08 PM

Igloo 4.6 FR465 is one that fits two kegs and a co2 tank. There is a thread under the kegging section that mentions this fridge as well as several others that work well as replacements. I use the Igloo one as a fermentation chamber and it easily fits two kegs and a co2 tank.

BansheeRider 02-17-2013 11:14 PM

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Originally Posted by DrHops (Post 4914482)
Igloo 4.6 FR465 is one that fits two kegs and a co2 tank. There is a thread under the kegging section that mentions this fridge as well as several others that work well as replacements. I use the Igloo one as a fermentation chamber and it easily fits two kegs and a co2 tank.

Awesome ill check it out. How much did you pick it up for?

JONNYROTTEN 02-18-2013 06:46 PM

I had the Sanyo,dont know what makes it better.But It worked.Check the reviews on the Igloo on Amazon...Not so flatering

BansheeRider 02-18-2013 07:13 PM

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Originally Posted by JONNYROTTEN (Post 4917291)
I had the Sanyo,dont know what makes it better.But It worked.Check the reviews on the Igloo on Amazon...Not so flatering

Looking at the Danby from Homedepot. Costco also has one for $360. Nice thing is that it's already a kegerator, no notifications needed other than gas and fluid lines.

Brewmech 02-18-2013 08:18 PM

The Igloo FR465 will not fit 2 pin lock kegs without some serious modification. My thread is somewhere on here, but I had to cut out a big chunk from the rear shelf, cut away the shelf holders on the sides, insert a metal plate, then back fill with great stuff using a keg as a form. Then I cleaned it all up and cut away the foam from the compressor and covered it with reflective aluminum tape. Also had to take the plastic lining out of the door and add some clips to keep the door shut, but it works.

I went with the igloo because it was cheap and I wouldn't be too ticked off it it crapped out. I'd get a more reliable fridge now that I know what to do to make the kegs fit.

JONNYROTTEN 02-18-2013 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Brewmech (Post 4917647)
The Igloo FR465 will not fit 2 pin lock kegs without some serious modification. My thread is somewhere on here, but I had to cut out a big chunk from the rear shelf, cut away the shelf holders on the sides, insert a metal plate, then back fill with great stuff using a keg as a form. Then I cleaned it all up and cut away the foam from the compressor and covered it with reflective aluminum tape. Also had to take the plastic lining out of the door and add some clips to keep the door shut, but it works.

I went with the igloo because it was cheap and I wouldn't be too ticked off it it crapped out. I'd get a more reliable fridge now that I know what to do to make the kegs fit.

Now I know why the Sanyo was nice..and the first guy to look at it bought it,I drilled a hole and was done.Even with the door shelves it fit 2 cornys.To the OP,store bought will get you cheap faucets and potentially a warm tower(foamy beer)Do a little homework and build one

PaintedRat 02-18-2013 10:05 PM

I've got an Igloo FR464 from Walmart for about $120 on sale. The freezer is removable, so no lines to bend. To fit two kegs, ball or pin, it will need the plastic rails for the shelves trimmed off. The door shelves come off with screws, no glue. I replaced the inside door panel with a cut down piece of whiteboard to help hold the doorseal better, but it was ok without. The thermostat housing needs to be moved back, but there is just one screw holding it. I've got a 6ish gallon bucket and airlock sitting on the hump, and it just fits.

UPDATE: I double checked for pictures, and without adding a collar or cutting the hump, only one pin-lock can fit in the FR464 at a time, or two ball-lock, and not one of each. Either way still leaves the hump available for CO2 tank.

BansheeRider 02-18-2013 10:46 PM

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Originally Posted by PaintedRat (Post 4918068)
I've got an Igloo FR464 from Walmart for about $120 on sale. The freezer is removable, so no lines to bend. To fit two kegs, ball or pin, it will need the plastic rails for the shelves trimmed off. The door shelves come off with screws, no glue. I replaced the inside door panel with a cut down piece of whiteboard to help hold the doorseal better, but it was ok without. The thermostat housing needs to be moved back, but there is just one screw holding it. I've got a 6.5 gallon bucket and airlock sitting on the hump, and it just fits.

What about two kegs and 5# CO2 bottle?


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