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Old 01-08-2009, 06:52 PM   #651
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So I have now looked through this entire thread and i noticed that no one with a sanyo or other mini fridge setup has installed the taps to the door. This a matter a preference or functionality? I am hopin to find a good deal on a mini fridge to do a door install sometime soon.

 
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:09 PM   #652
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How tall are you? Unless you put the fridge on a table or something, the taps will be kind of low. You'd have to mount them a few inches down from the top of the door. I'm not very tall and I think that would put the taps right at crotch level. Could make for some cool party tricks, I guess, but I wouldn't want it that way all the time.

With the Sanyo, a tower puts the taps at pretty much the right height (for certain values of right).

 
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:10 PM   #653
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So I have now looked through this entire thread and i noticed that no one with a sanyo or other mini fridge setup has installed the taps to the door. This a matter a preference or functionality? I am hopin to find a good deal on a mini fridge to do a door install sometime soon.
If you're under 4 feet tall that might work.

As for me, I like my guests to stand up straight while drawing a pint, not bending over.

 
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:28 PM   #654
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As for me, I like my guests to stand up straight while drawing a pint, not bending over.
Depends on the guest...

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Old 01-08-2009, 08:31 PM   #655
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How tall are you? Unless you put the fridge on a table or something, the taps will be kind of low. You'd have to mount them a few inches down from the top of the door. I'm not very tall and I think that would put the taps right at crotch level. Could make for some cool party tricks, I guess, but I wouldn't want it that way all the time.

With the Sanyo, a tower puts the taps at pretty much the right height (for certain values of right).
I am hoping to build this into my liquor cabinet (see below) where the top of the fridge will be up against the bottom of the main shelf. I'll be lowering the smaller shelf to hold it upright. So after is all said and done I can have those taps pretty close to an easy serving height while still matching what I already have.


 
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Depends on the guest...
Definitely want those taps up high...

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Definitely want those taps up high...]
Wow BM, that's just wrong... I need to splash some starsan in my eyes now

I know there was one thread where someone put them on the door of a sanyo 4912 conversion (no pictures). I pointed it out there, but also very easy to hit them by accident when they're that low (OP was putting it by a recessed wall which made it a bit more sheltered).
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Does your SEC kegerator pour beer faster than my Big 10 kegerator?

 
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Everything is faster than the Big 10

 
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:52 PM   #660
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Wow BM, that's just wrong... I need to splash some starsan in my eyes now

I know there was one thread where someone put them on the door of a sanyo 4912 conversion (no pictures). I pointed it out there, but also very easy to hit them by accident when they're that low (OP was putting it by a recessed wall which made it a bit more sheltered).
Well once I get it in the bar it will be close the the height if I just put in a tower (thinkin about 18" of elevation). Running into shouldn't be too much of an issue since it will be a low traffic area. If it does prove tough I will just install some guards. Now to buy all the materials. Looks like I can get the kegs, cos, taps, and line for $280 from keg connection. Then hopefully find a fridge on CL or buy one on sale for $160, heard of some sales going on. Thanks for all your feedback, this forum is amazing.

 
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