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Old 12-28-2010, 08:06 PM   #1
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Hey guys just thought i would post some pics of my first kegerator build. Picked up the frig on craigslist for 200. Wanted a freezer frig combo so i can store cold mugs in the freezer. I picked up the cabinet doors at the cabinet shop i work at. They were off color so i picked them up for 20 bucks. Gonna insert a dry erase board in the center of the freezer one. So i will be able to write whats in each tap. Plans are for three taps on the frig door with a drip tray that drains back inside to a catch can. Frig will hold 6 cornies and the co2 tank. Plans are to have 3 on tap and 3 in a nice holding pattern! Lol! Feel free to let me know what u think and offer any suggestions!
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:24 PM   #2
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Super slick, love it!
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:40 PM   #3
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No no no no! A dry erase board will compromise how cool the cabinet boards and black fridge look... They make tap handles both chalkboard, dry erase, and generic that you can print and stick into small holders on the handle. I think it'll match the overall design of the kegerator whereas a dry erase board will throw it off. Take a look at this and that and this
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:03 PM   #4
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Oh yeah one more thing. Am I missing something because you said it fits 6 cornies and a co2 tank, but in your pic it looks like you have 3 cornies and it's almost full inside. You plan on putting a keg or tank in the door?

I'm really looking forward to your finished piece too. Good luck, I'm looking to learn a few things before my first builds.
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:43 PM   #5
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Looks sweet! I'm with gregger about the tap handles. Great CL find too.

 
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:31 PM   #6
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The frig actually is bigger then it looks. It will fit 3 cornies from side to side. I only have five right now but they all fit with the co2 laying down in the bottom of the door.....well if i dont do the dry erase does anyone have any suggestions on what to do with the freezer door???? Those chalk board taps are nice!........ How do guys that have the long tap handles open their freezer door? Def dont want mine to stick up that high.
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:59 PM   #7
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The frig actually is bigger then it looks.
You weren't kidding. WOW.

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How do guys that have the long tap handles open their freezer door? Def dont want mine to stick up that high.
Great question. I didn't realize that those tap handles I recommended were 7-12in tall. Smaller tap handles would be your only option. I'm sure they have those chalkboard ones smaller, or hell, you could even make your own, or modify existing ones. They make chalkboard spray paint that you can pick up at the local hardware store (Home Depot, Lowes).
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Old 12-28-2010, 11:16 PM   #8
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I'd recommend against laying your tank on its side as well. You need to remember, the CO2 in the tank is compressed into a liquid state, and you'll have liquid CO2 trying to run through your regulator. Won't work.

 
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:23 AM   #9
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How did you mount the wood on the doors? How does the inside look?

 
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:50 AM   #10
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I realize that bout the co2. So im either gonna notch out the second shelf in the door so it will stand upright. Or just simply store 5 kegs instead of 6 and stand it up in the main chamber. I wonder how good that chalkboard pant works? And i used locktight grab tight to hold the doors along with the gold ceramic coated lags from lows. They stick thru the cabinet doors and into the frig bout 3/8 of and inch. Wish u could see these doors they are knotty alder with heirloom distressing that we do at work they really look cool.
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