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Old 06-15-2011, 11:48 PM   #1
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So i was looking at Craigslist, and this kegerator came up and it was really cheap! It was so cheap that I couldn't let it go. I called the guy and it was still available so I went and picked it up. It's old and dirty but it still works. I'm not sure how well it works because I just got home with it. It makes a buzzing sound when I plug it in.

So now I'm trying to decide what I should do with it. I think it's too big for my little one car garage. I mean, I could make it fit if I had to. I already have a converted refrigerator out there with a much smaller footprint and a freezer. I'm thinking about cleaning it up and selling it. Maybe even selling my converted refrigerator as well (because it's old and uses a lot of electricity). Then I could get a nice new fridge for the house and take the old one from the house for my new kegerator.

Anyways, how much do yall think I could get for this if I cleaned it up, and it is working? How much if it's not working? How much would it be to fix if it's not working?



 
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:04 AM   #2
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Great find. If it's runs good and you clean it up....(and I lived in Texas), I'd be real tempted to buy it. It's a True, and new....it's around $2124.

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Old 06-16-2011, 02:15 AM   #3
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It looks like someone has used some southern engineering on it. It appears to be working, and getting cooler. The condenser coils were getting hot, and there's a fan pointed at them, but it never came on. I traced the wire back to the back and found that it was held to another wire with a wire nut. I unplugged the whole thing.
I'm going to have to figure out how to wire this thing up the right way before I try it out again. Anybody know where I can find resources on fixing this thing?


 
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:19 PM   #4
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Rig it up as a multi-chamber kegerator/fermentation chiller/Lager Chiller-Keg Cold storage.


 
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:09 PM   #5
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Clean the dust out/off the coil first. Better pic of the electrical side would help

 
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:30 AM   #6
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I decided to start a thread about this in the DIY forum. I feel like its more of a DIY restoration than anything about bottling and kegging.
http://http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f...roject-251598/

 
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:32 AM   #7
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Fill it with beer!!


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