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Old 04-09-2007, 10:28 PM   #1
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after my unfortunate incident earlier i broke down and bought a 4912 where is it safe to drill through top? does anyone have pics?
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Old 04-09-2007, 10:43 PM   #2
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Do a search for 'cornstarch and vodka' Something about the cooling lines and drying times -

Haven't done it myself, but there are pics if you search for sanyo builds...

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Old 04-09-2007, 10:46 PM   #3
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thanks alot. much appreciated
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Old 04-09-2007, 11:26 PM   #4
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Here are a bunch of links I used :
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=19762
http://www.ihomebrewsolutions.com/Th...dgeProject.pdf
http://www.chaddickerson.com/gallery/kegerator
http://forum.northernbrewer.com/view...hlight=#296146
http://hbd.org/clubs/franklin/public...s/balance.html
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showpost...13&postcount=8
http://morebeer.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=9540
http://powersbrewery.home.comcast.net/kegerator.html
http://forum.northernbrewer.com/viewtopic.php?t=24249
http://homebrewtalk.com/showthread.p...ht=tower+build
http://picasaweb.google.com/KalvinEddie/CO2Pics
http://www.northernbrewer.com/faucets-and-shanks.html
http://www.superprod.com/webapp/wcs/...&storeId=10001
http://kegman.net/faucet_vm.html
http://forum.northernbrewer.com/view...erlick+sherron
http://blog.mattplude.com/?p=27
http://www.micromatic.com/draft-keg-...4329AS-3E.html
http://www.leevalley.com/hardware/pa...521,46758&ap=1
http://community.livejournal.com/hom...ng/413981.html Buford's -nice
http://www.etundra.com/shop/product....tegory_id=3533
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthre...ight=drip+tray
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthre...ight=drip+tray
http://fiberspeed2k.googlepages.com/casters

Some of the nice ones around are by Buford, Kalvin, and Tony. Good luck, it's a fun project!!
Not, DIY will not actually save you money over a purchased kegerator but will be much much nicer for the same money (I guess you could come out cheaper if you don't opt for the shirrons and buy a ready-made tower with standard taps. Post up when you're done!
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Old 04-10-2007, 01:02 AM   #5
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On the contrary LouT.

The DIY project is much cheaper than buying a kegerator...even with choosing your own tower and faucets.

Sanyo 4912 - 180 (tax included)
Chrome Tower - 80.00 (TI)
2 Shirron Faucets - 90 (TI)
Total: $350

Versus $469 for a kegerator (plus tax)

Savings $120.00

That's about 5-6 batches of free brew in my book.
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Old 04-10-2007, 01:16 AM   #6
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On the contrary LouT.

The DIY project is much cheaper than buying a kegerator...even with choosing your own tower and faucets.

Sanyo 4912 - 180 (tax included)
Chrome Tower - 80.00 (TI)
2 Shirron Faucets - 90 (TI)
Total: $350

Versus $469 for a kegerator (plus tax)

Savings $120.00

That's about 5-6 batches of free brew in my book.
Tank, regulator, hoses, fittings, driptray...
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Old 04-10-2007, 02:34 AM   #7
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My whole setup cost more than a pre-made kegerator of the same size, but it's fully custom and made just how I wanted it. It's a trade off, I guess.
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Old 04-10-2007, 02:35 AM   #8
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I only paid $65 bucks for my 4910.... hard to beat that!!!!

Do a 2" hole square in the middle of the fridge top. The line is 7" from the back of the fridge...
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Old 04-10-2007, 03:04 AM   #9
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Tank, regulator, hoses, fittings, driptray...
Yup, the little stuff adds up -- and again, you can probably do it for less cash but the plus side is having all primo components for about the same (or a tad more) than a storebought unit. I love my kegerator, and people always freak out with the "you built this!?" amazement - and that feels good, too.
I still have to get going with additional regulator(s)/manifold so I can keep my CO2 tank inside the fridge and leave it connected. Right now I just add gas at beginning/end of each day/night of serving. That's going to get old.
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Old 04-10-2007, 03:10 AM   #10
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you can get a used tank for 50 bucks, you probably want a new regulator and lines which will run you ~50 and another ~15. Fittings may not be neccessary depending on what you bought... drip tray can be had for under $5 shipped from barproducts. My beer tower was 80 bucks, and kegs work out to be somewhere between 20-25 bucks a piece after you get done replacing the gaskets, lubing them... not to mention all the time you probably need to put into them for cleaning. It can be done on the cheap... axe the beer tower and use picnic spickets. Source a used mini fridge like I did. Opt for the rubber serving tray as a drip tray instead of the $75 stainless steel one. Its your money and your keggerator... make it how you want it with the money you have available.
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