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Old 09-08-2011, 02:33 AM   #11
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Professor owl from the school house rocks videos!

 
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Old 09-08-2011, 02:48 AM   #12
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it looks like an owl when the faucets aren't on there
It does...

There's an idea... Go with that. Throw something that looks like wings on the side. Get a couple tap handles made to represent the pointy ears....

It definitely looks much better the way you have it now.

And the cool thing about a DIY project is that you know exactly what it takes to change it up later. If you happen to get a different idea, more funds, better tools, or whatever down the road, you can always tweak it.

As far as I'm concerned as long as it's capable of pouring a cold, tasty double IPA it's awesome in my book. Hell, my kegerator is still in the "shopping for cheap parts" stage, so I'm a bit envious of what you already have put together.

 
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Old 09-08-2011, 04:52 PM   #13
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I don't know about putting wings on it haha. It looks a lot less owl-like with the faucets installed. I think I'm gonna go with it this way so I can continue on. Thanks for all the input!

 
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:48 PM   #14
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Are you going to insulate? I would slide some pipe insulation inside.......my.02

 
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Old 09-09-2011, 03:34 PM   #15
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I am going to go the pvc pipe with copper tubing and spray foam inside route.

 
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Old 09-11-2011, 10:26 PM   #16
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Well, I made a little more progress. I got all of the side border pieces cut and have one side panel almost done. It just needs a little more sanding and wood putty before I stain it.

I went to price out the copper tubing for the tap tower and was blown away. The only box of soft copper I could find at home depot was over $100. So maybe I'll try the blower fan option. For now I'm just gonna use some pipe insulation around the lines.

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Old 09-19-2011, 09:44 PM   #17
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I went to price out the copper tubing for the tap tower and was blown away. The only box of soft copper I could find at home depot was over $100. So maybe I'll try the blower fan option. For now I'm just gonna use some pipe insulation around the lines.
Check out Naughton's plumbing. Cheapest source of soft copper I've found in town.

 
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Old 09-21-2011, 01:55 AM   #18
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I'll definitely have to check out Naughton's for the copper.

Here are some new pics. It is coming along well. The side and front panels are done. I drilled pilot holes to attach the top panel to the side panels. I drilled some 3/8" holes halfway through and am using wood plugs to cover the screws. For the drip tray, I just bent the tray out of a 8x12 shingle from Home Depot for $0.98. The best part is that it is thin enough to cut with scissors. I am using a register cover for the tray cover. My custom drip tray cost a total of $15!
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Old 09-21-2011, 01:56 AM   #19
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:37 AM   #20
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Here are some pics of the stained panels, the one with the trim piece came out too light. I plan on staining it darker. I might even stain it ebony. I used pre-stain conditioner so the stain isn't getting as dark as I'd hoped. The last pic is the rack I made to sit at the bottom of the kegerator to protect it's finish.
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