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Old 03-09-2011, 02:35 AM   #21
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Instead of messing with the tap handles on the door since this is a under counter instillation I would think a tower with two taps on top of the bar might look better but would be more costly and a little more build work.
Yeah, I hear ya, I just don't know if I'll run into problems drilling through the top of that thing and I don't know if it's worth the trouble. I'd rather be safe than sorry.............I'd hate to tell the wife I ruined a new fridge and we're screwed. She'd put a stop to the beer hobby spending real quick if that happened.

I do think she'd go with a build that would cost me around $400 before she'd go for a kegorator that was $700 to $800.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:39 AM   #22
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Yeah, I hear ya, I just don't know if I'll run into problems drilling through the top of that thing and I don't know if it's worth the trouble. I'd rather be safe than sorry.............I'd hate to tell the wife I ruined a new fridge and we're screwed. She'd put a stop to the beer hobby spending real quick if that happened.
Lol yeah good point but it's really quite simple. Take top off and scrape away the foam (you would take out some of it anyway to put in a support piece for tap).. You can see the coolant lines at that point and won't risk hitting them. Then just drill the hole and hook the bad boy up. There are pictorials on here to show ya what to do if you wanted to go for it.

 
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:39 AM   #23
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I was thinking about this keg kit from keg connection. I think this would give me everything I need correct?

http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=330

Here's a tower link as well.

http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=467
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:45 AM   #24
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I was thinking about this keg kit from keg connection. I think this would give me everything I need correct?

http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=330
That's what I was looking at but ended up getting the same thing with one tap and upgraded to a better stainless steel faucet. Just got it in today but haven't tried anything out yet as I have to get the co2 tank filled. The build with one faucet ran me 450 or so after buying the plexiglass, the hole saw I didn't have, a small drill bit and so forth. It would have been a few bucks cheaper but my dumb a** went and got the plexiglass too short and then had to buy another piece and put them together which you can see in the pic. Also I paid 170 for the fridge which is higher than what the OP paid for it.

 
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:24 AM   #25
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Yeah, on Lowe's website they are running $179.00 plus tax. I may only go with one tap to start and then allow myself to get another if needed to keep the cost down. I'll want to upgrade the faucet as well. Thanks for the info.
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:05 PM   #26
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That's the route I went... Post pics when ya get it rolling.

 
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:09 PM   #27
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Get a Perlick faucet. It's worth the upgrade.

 
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:32 PM   #28
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I'd use something other than project board. Or at least primer it. It could absorb moisture or get wet if you have a leak and then warp.
I haven't had that problem yet, but I think your comment is farsighted. Longer term I think I'd like to replace the project board with something more permanent.

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I'm really thinking about doing this build. It seems pretty straight forward, but I would be going with dual taps just in case.
Dual taps work just fine; there's plenty of room for two kegs, and a 5lb canister of CO2. If you want dual taps though, I'd carefully consider where to put them though; my shank is long enough that the door will not close if the keg is not pushed all the way back. Putting a second shank on the other side of the door wouldn't work, because the second keg has to be positioned forward.

So two taps in the middle are fine, and two taps on one side are fine, but two taps symmetrically placed on the door might be a problem.

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Here is a link to my finished product and another build pic:
Yours looks great!

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Instead of messing with the tap handles on the door since this is a under counter instillation I would think a tower with two taps on top of the bar might look better but would be more costly and a little more build work.
I don't know where the coolant lines are located in the top, so I can't advise about this.

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I was thinking about this keg kit from keg connection. I think this would give me everything I need correct?
That's everything you need from a kegging, yes. Except for the beer, of course, and also the CO2 - you can't ship pressurized CO2, so you'll have to pay to get the tank refilled when it arrives.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:12 PM   #29
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So, I shouldn't try and put the two tap handles in the middle of the door?
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:13 PM   #30
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There are spots where two tap handles will fit in the "middle" of the door. To be certain, try putting your kegs inside before you drill the holes. Then make your decision where to drill accordingly.
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