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Old 11-27-2011, 04:43 PM   #31
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That's looking great! It looks like you're taking your time and doing it up right! I scored a similar era fridge, but I just did a quick overhaul. Some day I'll do it up right and add a couple more taps. Good luck! Can't wait to see the finished project!



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Old 11-28-2011, 02:56 AM   #32
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What I would do Is hide the C02 tank inside, where you had that grate originally. A 5 pound will fit easily. What I did in my mini fridge was I fashioned a tank holder and hung it up high in the fridge. That way its standing up and has easy access to refill.

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I only say that because after I saw the fridge that you did, I looked one up and found one near me on Craig's List for 100, and that's what I plan to do with my C02 tank.




 
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:11 AM   #33
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What I would do Is hide the C02 tank inside, where you had that grate originally. A 5 pound will fit easily.

This model fridge must be smaller than what you've deal with, as I won't be able to fit it above the keg.


The total height I have to work with in the fridge is ~41". If the converted ball lock corny takes 23" of that (disconnects not included), I've got 18" left. From what I've seen online, a 5lb tank is anywhere from 18-18.5". Unless it's separated with extra line, the regulator will probably add a little on that, as well.

For now, I'm just starting with 2 taps and leaving room in the design for a 3rd. After I have all the parts and can actually mess around with it, I may find a place for the tank that's out of the way enough to fit the 3rd corny inside.
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:21 PM   #34
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well I would probably hang it from the top at a slight angle then, attaching it to the side wall. Kind of like a sleeve. The C02 tank doesn't have to stand completely straight just mostly straight.

 
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Old 01-06-2012, 04:07 PM   #35
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Work has been crazy and I've been busy, but there has been some progress!


The door has been stripped down and is ready for paint.


After installing some more of the mounting hardware, I can drop the inside cabinet back in!
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Old 01-06-2012, 04:52 PM   #36
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Nice Work! I'm excited to see the final product.

 
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Old 01-07-2012, 03:46 AM   #37
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Looks awesome so far, I have an old philco that will someday get a overhaul.

Where did you get your gasket from? Or if you haven't got it, Do you know where your going to get it from?

I've been trying to find one that fits mine.

 
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:28 AM   #38
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Where did you get your gasket from? Or if you haven't got it, Do you know where your going to get it from?
I'm not terribly worried about keeping it stock, so I'm going to find some tough weatherstripping at the local home improvement store. It won't hold up as long as a serious gasket, but I won't be opening this like a regular fridge.
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:12 AM   #39
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I'm running some extra cable through for future upgrades...
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:10 PM   #40
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Nice work so far. You have for sure done much more work to yours than I did. Just stuffed a 3rd keg in mine to cold condition.


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