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Old 01-12-2011, 02:42 PM   #1
Oct 2010
Portland, Oregon
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So the greenlit a kegging setup ( I had her help bottle last night ). I found on Craigslist a vintage fridge go $50 that looks cool to use for about 3 kegs. It needs I am fine with putting in some work on paint and whatnot but also needs a compressor. What I am getting at... is the juice worth the squeeze? The light comes on when the door opens and it has no rust on it. Looking to see if anyone thinks getting a compressor in this thin is possible before I throw $50 away.

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Old 01-12-2011, 04:57 PM   #2
Mar 2009
Akron OH - Where the weak are killed and eaten.
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Too many variables... age, brand, model, refrigerant, etc. Maybe if the compressor is shot, you could retrofit a modern compressor from a chest freezer or something?

Sounds like a money pit with a huge cool factor. What's it worth to you?

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Old 01-12-2011, 05:08 PM   #3
Jan 2009
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It's a guaranteed money pit. Even if it was in working condition, it would likely be an energy hog. A more recently manufactured fridge or freezer would be much more energy efficient. Replacing a compressor can be expensive and it's seldom worth doing IMO. The exception might be if you have a connection on buying the compressor and installation work.

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