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Old 08-31-2009, 11:23 PM   #1
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Ok so I'm in college and therefore poor and my friend had this laying around.

My old roommate had a kegerator and I brewed a couple batches and used his. But he moved and now I don't have one.



The problem with this one is it just blows hot air. I guess it probably has a freon leak or something. Does anyone know how expensive it is to repair the freon in a fridge?



The ammo box is welded onto the top because the fridge isn't tall enough for a 1/2 bbl with the connection. You have to reach down through the top to tap it. I guess my friend forgot to think about that part. There is also a piece of foam that goes over it to "insulate" it a little better haha.





So anyways I was just wondering what I should do. Considering the cost of freon vs. how much it would cost to just make a new kegerator or keezer?


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Old 08-31-2009, 11:52 PM   #2
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I would get a 'new' used minifridge and gut this one to build out the new one, you could get one for $50 off craigslist and will probably be more energy efficient than the old one.

Just make sure you measure the new fridge before buying it so it's big enough.


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Yea this is a nice commercial fridge but that hole in the top is no good and I think it's pretty expensive to get the freon replaced.

Craigslist is just not too great in Wild, Wonderful, West Virginia but I guess I just have to be patient.
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Hobart repairs always mean big $$$$$.
Compressors are usually what goes on commercial refrigeration units. It may be something less serious but I've never had a repair man in my R&D kitchen for refrigeration that didn't cost me several hundred or thousand dollars.
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