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Old 03-27-2012, 04:14 PM   #1
time2trade
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Hi Everyone. Fairly new to the boards, but have sifted through all of the great mini-fridge conversions and am a bit stuck. The problem is that most of these conversions are for versions of mini-fridges not available in Canada, or are now obsolete bar fridges...

While I think I could apply most of these conversions to a current model, i'd rather not make a stupid mistake cutting a coolant line, or simply making more work for myself. Seems like many people have had great success with good instructions. Best to be safe

Does anyone have a current conversion/build for a mini fridge that is currently available in Canada? Some name brands and models I am contemplating, that are around 4.3-4.5 cu ft are:

GE GMR05BLPBBC (Walmart)

Sunbeam 4.3 Cu. Ft. Bar Fridge (SBCR122BSL) (Futureshop)

Danby 4.4 Cubic Feet Compact All-Fridge - Model: DAR440BL (Home Depot)

Koolatron 4.6 cu. ft. (130L) Kool Compact Fridge - Model: BC-130SS (Home Depot)

GE 4.5 Cubic Feet Energy Star Compact Refrigerator - Model: GMR05BLPBBC (Home Depot)

Whirlpool Energy StarŪ Compact Refrigerator - Model number WAR488BSL (Canadian Tire)

Danby Compact Fridge with Freezer, 4.3 cu.ft - Model number DCR122BLDD (Canadian Tire)


Any thoughts on these ones? Any others? Much appreciated. I want to get this going for summer!

Cheers.

 
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:00 PM   #2
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I'm in Edmonton and looking to do the same. Have you made any progress?

 
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:09 PM   #3
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No - i've had no response.
Trying to dig deeper.

 
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:19 PM   #4
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I just did a build using the DAR440BL--check out this thread: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/upco...-build-316354/

The bulk of the build is on page two. Went off without a hitch!

 
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:27 PM   #5
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I just did a build using the DAR440BL--check out this thread: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/upco...-build-316354/

The bulk of the build is on page two. Went off without a hitch!
I saw this, looks awesome, but 2 of my 3 cornys are converted pin lock -> ball lock so I'm worried about them fitting.

Reason: said converted ball lock, meant pin lock

 
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:59 AM   #6
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I'm in the exact same situation. I think I have it narrowed down between the Whirlpool from Canadian Tire or the Danby DAR440 from Home Depot.

 
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Old 07-04-2014, 01:47 AM   #7
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Cant find the 4.4 Dandy like in the stats...

 
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Old 07-05-2014, 01:42 AM   #8
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Costco has/had an extremely similar model that several of us have used (DAR125SSLD or something)

 
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Old 07-05-2014, 01:55 AM   #9
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I live in Windsor On and bought a Costco special Danby Kegerator for $450. It's a single tap and comes with the CO2 tank. I think you will be hard pressed to make one yourself cheaper. The downside is that it only has 1 tap. This has been serving me well for over a year...But I do plan on upgrading to a 2 tap tower eventually. I fits a 1/2 barrel keg. It fits 2 ball lock cornies and the co2 tank inside the fridge.

These fridges are usually sold in the spring at my local Costco. I don't have the model number handy.


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