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Old 04-07-2012, 11:35 PM   #1
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Sorry for the new thread, but I'm damn proud--this is my first DIY homebrew project and it turned out fantastic. I got the Danby at Walmart and the 3" tower with Perlick faucets form Keg Connection. I drilled a 2" hole with a brand new hole-saw from HD and sealed it with aluminum foil tape. Easy as pie. I've removed the door paneling, but don't have the whiteboard yet to replace it; tomorrow's trip to Staples will solve that. Thanks to all that have come before! I couldn't have done it without the great community here.

BTW--Sorry about the Corona. Trying to finish up the leftovers from a party last weekend
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Old 04-08-2012, 04:29 PM   #2
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Looks good! Mines almost identical.. Except I've got Perlick 425SS.. Really wanting to upgrade to the 525 creamers.. Hard to justify the purchase when the 425s work just fine.. Now ya just got to a drip pan installed!

 
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:37 PM   #3
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Any recommnendations on a drip tray? I've googled around and there are an infinite number of choices and a HUGE price range.

 
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:34 PM   #4
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Any recommnendations on a drip tray? I've googled around and there are an infinite number of choices and a HUGE price range.

http://goo.gl/6rEy2


 
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:11 PM   #5
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I have the same setup and picked up this.

http://www.kegcowboy.com/index.php?d...product_id=193

Looks pretty good and was the cheapest drip tray I could find. Got some of those small, clear stick on rubber feet for the bottom.
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:35 PM   #6
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Wow... They are expensive! I must have been on a kegorator high when I bought mine! I've got a 12" stainless surface mount with drain.. It drains into one of those half gallon juice bottles that sits on the back shelf with the co2 bottle.. Love the drain, but it has a tendancy to halfway freeze. It cast me about $55 from beveragefactory.com
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:40 PM   #7
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Wow... They are expensive! I must have been on a kegorator high when I bought mine! I've got a 12" stainless surface mount with drain.. It drains into one of those half gallon juice bottles that sits on the back shelf with the co2 bottle.. Love the drain, but it has a tendancy to halfway freeze. It cast me about $55 from beveragefactory.com
Is the drain offset to one side? If it is in the middle, I think I would be drilling through the thermostat/light box.

 
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:49 PM   #8
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Nice work!! Did you do the fan assembly to blow cold air into the tower?

 
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:52 PM   #9
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Nice work!! Did you do the fan assembly to blow cold air into the tower?
Not yet. I plugged it in to test it and it seems to work fine, but the tower was warm. Turned out I forgot to tape the light switch in the off position and the light generates quite a bit of heat right next to the tower. I'm going to move the unit upstairs tonight and plug it in again to see if the tower stays cool when the light is off. I've heard mixed reports on whether the tower needs a fan. I used a 2 inch hole, so I'm hoping I won't need one, but will make or order one if I have to.

 
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:58 PM   #10
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I've heard mixed reports on whether the tower needs a fan.
I went ahead and built the fan as part of my project. I had most of the parts anyway except for the Radio Shack project box and the connector for the power adapter. Works like a charm and the tower doesn't sweat so long as you put the insulation foam in the tower (that it ships with). For the light bulb, I just took it out. I didn't want the tape visible.

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