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Old 08-15-2011, 02:42 PM   #2901
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Hey fellas,

Swmbo bought me a kegerator off ebay for valentines day last year. It is the nostalgia electrics model. I read a bunch of reviews after she told me she had got it and they were all pretty negative. But, much to me excitement, all the the complaints were unfounded. It came with a a dual regulater not a single and it has an adjustable thermostat that at its lowest setting gets down to freezing (for those folks who want to chill all the flavor off their tatebuds). switched the fittings and the beer line and viola... its a pretty awesome kegerator!
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Old 08-15-2011, 03:33 PM   #2902
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Just about finished mine, I have a cream ale keg conditioning that I'll throw in it in a couple weeks, it's my first kegged beer. Can't wait!

All of my stuff is from keg connection also, but they sent me the wrong regulator (I got the std. but ordered the taprite) so I hope they get back to me soon to resolve that issue.

I built it with perlick taps, and I mounted a 9V adapter on the frame and tied it into the power cord so that I could run a fan to cool the tower. The cord then runs up through the drain hole into the fridge.

I also put a piece of 1/2" OSB under the plastic top and used construction adhesive to attach it to the top of the fridge. It provides an extremely solid mount for the tower. I also put rails on the top that I got from Ikea, and I have a drip tray coming from barproducts.com soon.
What kind of fan is that? I need to do something similar to keep my tower cool. It's no fun wasting a full beer to foam before getting a nice pour
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Old 08-15-2011, 03:56 PM   #2903
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Please come wire my kegerator...please? Q_Q
No problem, just pay for my return airfare to California and I will do it! It really wasn't too difficult though. I wanted the fan on all the time, so I just found where the power cord went into the fridge and tied into it. I soldered a couple wires to the 9V adaptor plugs and covered them in heatshrink, then soldered those wires to the power cord and closed it all up.

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What kind of fan is that? I need to do something similar to keep my tower cool. It's no fun wasting a full beer to foam before getting a nice pour
I just used an AMD CPU fan I had lying around and bought a project box and a male/female connector from an electronics store. Total cost was about $12 since I already had the fan and the hose. I used a resistor to slow down the fan a bit since it was too fast and too loud, but now it's perfect.

 
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Old 08-15-2011, 04:13 PM   #2904
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Hey fellas,

Swmbo bought me a kegerator off ebay for valentines day last year. It is the nostalgia electrics model. I read a bunch of reviews after she told me she had got it and they were all pretty negative. But, much to me excitement, all the the complaints were unfounded. It came with a a dual regulater not a single and it has an adjustable thermostat that at its lowest setting gets down to freezing (for those folks who want to chill all the flavor off their tatebuds). switched the fittings and the beer line and viola... its a pretty awesome kegerator!
Good to hear! My wife bought me a kegerator last year for my birthday and it has turned out to work out perfectly, not an over the top model but works great and looks awesome. I guess the real statement to be made here is good catch on the SWMBO! Not all guys are lucky enough to receive gifts like that.

 
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Old 08-15-2011, 04:25 PM   #2905
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It's still unfinished... fully functional, but ugly. LOL

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I've got plans to basically skin it in wood (with room for air to flow around freezer body). I was going to move taps to a coffin box, but realized that opening it would become a nightmare. Not just the weight, but with the wall behind it.

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Old 08-15-2011, 04:37 PM   #2906
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Here are a couple pictures of the new one I built this weekend...pretty much another shameless Jester rip-off, but I am damn proud of myself for building it with only two saws and a drill in my possession


I still need to figure out something for the chest part...


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Old 08-15-2011, 05:14 PM   #2907
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This is my setup, fully functioning 3 tower 8 tap keezer setup. Still need to paint the base of the keezer and need to fill it with a few more brews.
I just picked up a massive freezer, 26 cubic feet and I want my build to come out something like yours. did you take build pics of this? it looks great from your photos.

 
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:51 PM   #2908
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I just picked up a massive freezer, 26 cubic feet and I want my build to come out something like yours. did you take build pics of this? it looks great from your photos.
I have a few pictures i took along the way of my build. I will try to post them after work.

 
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:29 PM   #2909
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What kind of fan is that? I need to do something similar to keep my tower cool. It's no fun wasting a full beer to foam before getting a nice pour

computer fans from RadioShack, BestBuy, etc.
They come in 120V (plug 'em in) and 12VDC - use an old phone charger or other wall wart.

Prevents the cold from stratifying, possibly freezing the beer in the bottom of the chest....while the upper areas (collars, towers) remain too warm.

easy, and highly recommended

 
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:19 PM   #2910
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computer fans from RadioShack, BestBuy, etc.
They come in 120V (plug 'em in) and 12VDC - use an old phone charger or other wall wart.

Prevents the cold from stratifying, possibly freezing the beer in the bottom of the chest....while the upper areas (collars, towers) remain too warm.

easy, and highly recommended
Right - but that particular fan in xoltri's setup looks unique - the hose is attached to the side of the fan. I'm wondering if it's a small squirrel cage design - and I'd love to know what make/model fan that is if it's not a typical peecee fan...

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