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Old 09-14-2011, 03:14 PM   #11
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Awesome, this is what I ended up going with:
01 1 TSS2-2100 $69.00 $69.00
02 2 TS-21 $12.00 $24.00
1 3 Faucet Refrigerator Conversion Keg Kit, Standard Kit, BALL LOCK @ $199.00 = $199.00
5 Cornelius Keg (or Firestone), 5 Gallon, Ball Lock (Pepsi Style) for Homebrew/Soda @ $49.95 = $249.75
1 B) 10 LB CO2 Cylinder, Aluminum @ $74.95 = $74.95
1 CO2 Beer Regulator, Dual Body Chudnow, Upgrade @ $20.00 = $20.00
5 *525PC Perlick Foward Seal, Chrome Beer Faucet, UPGRADE @ $8.00 = $40.00

Just painted the chest freezer black and plan on building a collar for it tonight.


Just for the record, kegconnection.com has been HORRIBLE. Here's my experience.

Ordered Aug 24th. Refund confirmation September 2nd??? Didn't ask for a refund. Called three days in a row and left a message to see what was going on with no response. Finally got a hold of them a week later and they apologized and promised to find out what happened and call me right back. Never called back. Horrible service, terribly disorganized.



 
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:46 PM   #12
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Interesting, I'm sorry that you have had that kind of experience after we mentioned them. I've ordered from them several times and have always been very pleased with the experience.. as I know many others have on here as well.

Definitely wish you the best of luck resolving your problems and getting your parts. Once you get everything, you're going to have fun building your new toy!



 
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Old 09-14-2011, 06:16 PM   #13
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New to posting but spend way too much time here when at work. You are in the RIGHT place for advice the guys/girls rule.

"Finished" my keezer over the weekend. As a self confessed DIY noob a few lessons I learned...

Seriously consider putting casters (wheels) on it if you don't already have them. I wish I did and this will be my next upgrade to it. Moving the keezer was a real pain without them.

A wire coat hanger works well for holding spring loaded hinges from smashing you in the face and I thought easier than getting a nail through the hinge.

Using a miter box to try to miter a 2 x 8s sucks. Google or youtube "how to cut a miter joint tall baseboard". It would have saved me a board, two temper tantrums and 3 hours of sawing. Or find a friend who has an actual miter saw.

Silicone caulking and adhesive caulking are not the same thing.

I'm not an expert on wiring, and was having a hard time following the wiring diagrams so I opened for a plug in (not sure this is the right term) Johnson Digital Thermostat. On amazon they have a "deal" where if you sign up for an amazon credit card they knock 40 bucks off the price. I did this and then promptly cancelled the card. Got my control form pretty much half off. And stopped my recurring wiring nightmare.

Don't permanently attach anything, or at least as little as possible, until you are sure it is the way you want it.

When trying to figure out keg positioning use empty kegs. Your shoulders will thank you.

Read this thread (or at least the last few pages)...http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/proj...8/index29.html poor guy ruined his masterpiece by accident. I probably would have done the same thing this helped me not.

Don't get overwhelmed. You are building a fridge to drink more beer no matter how it comes out your will be the even of every sane person you know.

 
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:13 PM   #14
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Same exact thing happened with kegcowboy.com. Horrible business. 12 days later and nothing. They said the kegs were backordered so I told them to go ahead and send everything else and then they tell me they don't have the faucets or dual regulator I ordered. Anybody know of a decently run business I can buy parts from? This is getting ridiculous.

 
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:29 PM   #15
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Hmm.. sorry to hear your having troubles still.. I fall into that category of people that have used KegConnection for a couple orders now and never had a single problem. Usually have my stuff on my doorstep in about 3 days actually.
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Old 10-13-2011, 01:55 PM   #16
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Beware of Kegcowboy.com!

I have called them multiple times and they don't even return my calls now. I ordered my product on the 21st and I have nothing. They have $700 of my money that they will not refund.

 
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:24 PM   #17
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Beware of Kegcowboy.com!

I have called them multiple times and they don't even return my calls now. I ordered my product on the 21st and I have nothing. They have $700 of my money that they will not refund.
woah. terrible luck!

 
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:56 PM   #18
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Give us a shout if we can help.
Paging Keg Cowby, clean up on aisle 9.

 
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:57 PM   #19
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Hey neighbor! I got off to a bit of a rocky start with kegconnection.com, but after the initial order was finally processed and placed, they have been wonderful! I have called them on several occassions for advice on my system and they haven't hesitated to help me out. I have a regulator that's acting up and they are sending me a rebuilding kit for free and will walk me through the process over the phone. If that doesn't work, they will send me a new regulator to swap with the old....again for free. I placed a second order and it was smooth sailing. Some of the vendors have gotten pretty busy with all of the HBT traffic and they all mean well, but at times get a little overwhelmed. I have heard great things about kegcowboy, just sounds like your order fell between the cracks somewhere along the line.

Let's see some pics. of your keezer and if you need any help with anything related to finishing up the project let me know. I'm just a few miles away.

 
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:08 PM   #20
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Give us a shout if we can help.
Ok, I'm shouting out. I placed an order on Sunday and it hasn't shipped yet. What's the holdup?


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