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Old 01-31-2011, 04:23 PM   #1
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I thought I would post this for others to see. I picked up a great Kenmore mini fridge on craiglist for 40 bucks so a new kegerator was in order. Fridge was easy as it was a model with no freezer, simple as drilling the hole and that part was done. Already had two perlick faucets on my big fridge so I wanted a cheap project. The prospect of a 150.00 twin tap online was not welcome.

Solution-I bought two elbow shanks (originally part of a 1 to 2 tower conversion kit) from my local northern brewer for 22.50 each. I admit I did get a 10% discount.

Heres the cool part for the tower-
http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/prod...126410&RN=716&

I'm sorry if I'm stealing anyone's previous work as I have yet to see it here. Yes that's right... a toilet brush holder from Bed Bath and Beyond. Get this, it is stainless and the exact dimensions of a traditional tower. 12 inches high 3 inch diameter. Cost 16 bucks after a 20% coupon. Drill mounting holes, drill shank holes, insulate and use a really long screw driver to mount. They actually have other styles and choices that would certainly work. Just be careful because some have a visible seam. This one does not.

One complete stainless twin tap tower for 61 bucks! In my case new kegerator for 100.00!


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Old 01-31-2011, 04:26 PM   #2
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I commend your resourcefulness sir.


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Old 01-31-2011, 04:39 PM   #3
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I like that. Converting a chitter brush holder into a tap tower.....Very resourceful.
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Old 01-31-2011, 04:49 PM   #4
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update with photos of the finished product

I am curious to see how you mount this seeing how it doesn't have a flange at the bottom.

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Old 01-31-2011, 04:56 PM   #5
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Very cool. I have the same thing and it never occurred to me that I can use it as a tap tower.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:03 PM   #6
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Pics! We want pics!

 
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:06 PM   #7
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I wonder the true SS of it. I have a "SS" trash can in my bathroom. Took about a week for it to start to rust.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:14 PM   #8
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It's brushed stainless quality unknown. For 16 bucks I figure I can replace it, buff it etc. Alright I will update my account to post pics.
Just updated will post pics tonight.

 
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:45 AM   #9
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Pic posted as requested and even updated my account which was a long time coming!

 
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:07 AM   #10
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Thats really cool !!! im going to do that !



 
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