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Old 08-30-2012, 03:10 PM   #11
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I've seen that video. Helpful for sure, but not great on specifics for putting in a tower. Reaaaaally hoping I don't have to buy a 3rd fridge, finding reachable cheap ones in new york is a pain when you don't have a car.

Does anyone have any idea on whether or not I can drill right through the top on this fridge? Help would be hugely appreciated!
I just converted mine over a few days ago (same model) and plan on putting in a tower. I'll let you know how it goes!


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Old 08-31-2012, 12:32 AM   #12
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Awesome, definitely keep me posted!


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Old 09-09-2012, 03:48 PM   #13
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Does anyone have any idea on whether or not I can drill right through the top on this fridge? Help would be hugely appreciated!
I haven't done it yet, but I think there is a coolant line running across the top. To find it, you can use the cornstarch method, which is roughly as follows:
  1. Mix cornstarch and rubbing alcohol.
  2. Turn on fridge and let run for several minutes so the coolant lines heat up.
  3. Spread mixture on top.
  4. Wherever it dries first should reveal the underlying line.
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Tried my hand at this and all was going well until I heard "pfffffff...". That damn freezer section is touchy, so be patient and your work should pay off. As for me, I'll be looking for a new fridge.
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Default Magic Chef MCBR44X with Tower installed!! Where to drill, and where NOT to drill.

Hey All! New to the forums, but this one was a real good help when I decided to finally convert my old Magic Chef Fridge over to a Kegerator. Yes I did end up bricking my first fridge attempt. I could not find any definite pictures of where the coolant lines were for the MCBR440 or 445 series. Well, so that others my learn from my mistakes, please see the pics of a cut up MCBR440 top section and corresponding coolant lines.

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The coolant lines loop around the top of the fridge in the pattern shown here.

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Since I killed this fridge, I used the knowledge of where the lines were for my second attempt on a MCBR445 (a slightly newer version of the 440).

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The second build turned out great. First mico keg is going in this afternoon. Hope this will help out other Kegerator builders.

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