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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-22-2013, 01:54 AM
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Posted By OmahaVike
Check page 4 of this thread. I have posted some...

Check page 4 of this thread. I have posted some photos of the assembly and screw.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-04-2013, 01:34 PM
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Posted By OmahaVike
I rigged up a computer case fan to hang from the...

I rigged up a computer case fan to hang from the ceiling and pointed it at the cooling plate to circulate the cool air. I still get ice on my coils too, but I defrost after every keg change, so I...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-13-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 221,149
Posted By OmahaVike
Does this item help? ...

Does this item help?

http://www.kegworks.com/duplex-coupling-for-beer-line-cleaning-kit-1173-p21462?_s_icmp=nextopia

Of course, you'll still need to put a tail piece and nut on the pump tubing...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-18-2012, 02:35 PM
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Posted By OmahaVike
Insulation... Yes, but only for the vertical...

Insulation... Yes, but only for the vertical collar. From what I've read, wood is not a very good insulator. I wouldn't have considered any additional insulation if I were sticking with only the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-14-2012, 02:47 PM
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Posted By OmahaVike
I didn't have to redrill the stock hole, and I...

I didn't have to redrill the stock hole, and I have a liquid cooled 3 tap tower (3 beer lines coming down and two copper liquid lines). I *did* have to drill mounting holes for the new tower,...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-27-2012, 11:13 AM
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Posted By OmahaVike
I replaced everything except the fridge itself. ...

I replaced everything except the fridge itself. The way that I rationalized it... I couldn't find a fridge-only unit that was this large (cu ft) and didn't have a big-ass compressor hump blocking...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-21-2012, 11:15 PM
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Posted By OmahaVike
Heya gamba. Mine is holding at 34, and comes on...

Heya gamba. Mine is holding at 34, and comes on every 10 minutes for 10 min at a time (10 on, 10 off). Have been running that way for pretty much as long as this thread has been active. It's also...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-15-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 128
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Posted By OmahaVike
Hey, as you do that, check for frost on the...

Hey, as you do that, check for frost on the cooling plate every couple of days. Mine gets loads of ice but I can get it down to 35 degrees, and regularly keep it at 37/38. It's most likely due to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-10-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 128
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Posted By OmahaVike
not a problem, geonjay. Here's a side shot,...

not a problem, geonjay.

Here's a side shot, with my fabric cover pulled back. You'll see that I prefer bungie to ensure that the door remains closed. Those black strips are remnants of velcro...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-09-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 128
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Posted By OmahaVike
ya, at that price, it's really hard to beat. ...

ya, at that price, it's really hard to beat.

since I last posted, here's where my exploits have taken me....

1) I installed a three tap tower. I drilled a 3" hole about the same depth FROM...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-28-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 128
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Posted By OmahaVike
I hope nobody minds if I document this fridge's...

I hope nobody minds if I document this fridge's exploits without their prompt...

The model is FRB200

So, I was a little disappointed that I could only get the unit down to 40 degrees. So, in...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-25-2012, 01:33 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 44,087
Posted By OmahaVike
3gal on hump? Dunno, but I think the dimensions...

3gal on hump? Dunno, but I think the dimensions I gave in the first post should cover it, non? I know it'll fit a 5 lb co2 tank.

Shelves -- yes, there are two wire shelves. 16.25 x 17.75 & 12...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-23-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 128
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Posted By OmahaVike
Finally, I used GIMP to create circles with...

Finally, I used GIMP to create circles with specific diameters (9" and 9.25") to demonstrate how much overflow each are

9.25"
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http://imgur.com/ghUbZ
http://imgur.com/7S4dT

9"
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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-23-2012, 08:57 PM
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Views: 44,087
Posted By OmahaVike
They're molded plastic Was thinking about...

They're molded plastic Was thinking about grinding them down, but here's what stopped me:

I did the ol' rubbing alcohol / cornstarch trick to find the cooling elements on the top of the unit. ...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-19-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 128
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Posted By OmahaVike
Had the unit running balls out (that's on "high"...

Had the unit running balls out (that's on "high" setting, for those of you not growing up in the 1980's) for 20 hours. 40 degrees. No compressor modifications yet.

I just conducted a very crude...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-18-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 44,087
Posted By OmahaVike
Okay, here we go. FACT: This is my first...

Okay, here we go. FACT: This is my first kegerator, so if I slip up and give any opinion, please take it with a grain of salt.

Here are the measurements. I am able to take pictures (although the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-16-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 44,087
Posted By OmahaVike
I ordered mine last night ($12 shipping too!) ...

I ordered mine last night ($12 shipping too!)

Anyhow, I'll take measurements for you all when it gets here. Its my very first kegerator, so I'll be relying upon you guys for modding help.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-24-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By OmahaVike
thanks much suthrn. wasn't able to...

thanks much suthrn.

wasn't able to immediately find one, so i emailed the company a few days ago, so we'll see.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-19-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By OmahaVike
Danby DKC645BLS - Bare Fridge ?

Does anyone know where I could pick up a new fridge that's used for the DKC645BLS? I simply want the fridge, and not the tower/accessories.

Thanks for any replies!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-16-2011, 05:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,644
Posted By OmahaVike
because not everyone has a healthy enough back to...

because not everyone has a healthy enough back to lift a half barrel four feet into the air. with a front loading fridge, i can use a dolly to wheel it right up there.

but you're spot on, if i...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-16-2011, 12:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 235
Posted By OmahaVike
Fridge Recommendation For 3 Tap

Hello all,

Looking for some recommendations for a mini fridge to mod for a three tap system (three sixths if possible) and will also handle a half barrel without sixths, of course. Cannot consider...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-15-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,644
Posted By OmahaVike
Just got back from Sears with measurements,...

Just got back from Sears with measurements, becuase 5.7 cu ft sounded REALLY good for a three tap system:

The base of the unit, where it has the vnotch hump is not really a v-notch. It's like...
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