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Old 08-28-2005, 09:52 PM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone has seen or maybe have a good plan for making a kegerator out of either a minifridge or a chest freezer. I am looking to make one but not sure what the best way to go about doing it is. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 08-28-2005, 10:01 PM   #2
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There have been several threads on this subject the past this very forum I think. Read back a page or two and you'll run across them.
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Old 08-29-2005, 09:39 AM   #3
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There's also This Old Kegerator that'll have some helpful tips.

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Old 08-29-2005, 06:13 PM   #4
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Old Fridge + Kit = Kegerator
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Old 08-29-2005, 06:19 PM   #5
Aug 2005
latham, ny
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if you've got the room I'd do it with the chest freezer & a new thermostat, then its really just a matter of making sure you dont drill through any freon lines.
the mini-fridges are cool but expensive, i built mine out of an older fridge (one with the old alum box freezer that's not seperate) by tearing it to pieces and using a much smaller cabinet with tons of insulation and some plastic to keep things really air tight.
there's nothing too complicated about the whole thing, just follow the old carpenter's rule, "measure twice, cut/drill once" and make sure you know what you want it to look like & where it should fit before you go gung-ho

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Old 08-29-2005, 07:39 PM   #6
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I'm actually working on a ridiculous fridge project as we speak. I'm converting a fairly new upright (freezer on top) into a 6 tapper. It's going to feature all stainless steel shanks and faucets (Vent-Matic) and a gas distribution manifold of my own design that contains absolutely no barb fittings. Yes, I know, I've lost my mind. But I sold some stuff that I didn't use and decided to spend it all on stuff that I will use.

I plan to document everything, including a parts list and photos of the conversion. I'm starting tonight with the gas manifold assembly. It's not necessarily a project that most folks will want to duplicate, but it will be a good tutorial since the basics of every fridge conversion are similar.


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