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Old 09-03-2012, 02:56 PM   #1
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Which kegerator would you want to keep? I have two.

I got this Haier on local CL and it just needed a $16 PTC start relay. It is in great overall condition and came complete with hoses regulator, and eveything. It has a simple design with a compressor, control and cold plate that does not auto defrost. The cold air must just migrate up the tower to keep line cool.

Haier HBF05EBSS:
http://www.amazon.com/Haier-HBF05EBS.../dp/B0000AYKNR

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Or I got this older (mid 1980's) U-LINE brand which had a leak in the evaporator coil inside the unit. I had to cut the piping and braze the leak. I put it back together and recharged it & works perfect. It does have a more complex design with 2 fan motors. One for the condensor outside that runs only when the compressor does, and another that runs constant inside. The fan motor has a duct the diverts air into the draft tower to keep the line cold. Overall complex but does auto defrost into a bottle.

U-line BC85DT Pics:
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:11 PM   #2
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Hey, this is one of those trick questions, right? Everybody knows the answer is 'Both!'


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Old 09-03-2012, 03:14 PM   #3
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Seems that you are able to fix any problem that will come along so...sell the one you can get the most cash out of.

 
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:40 PM   #4
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I can;t keep both. I do not want to start down the road of having two kegs. One is going to be "too convienent" as it is.

 
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:09 PM   #5
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If I were in your position, I would try to sell the newer unit for a few hundred bucks, and keep the older one. You seem to be handy enough to keep it running, and I like the fact that the older unit has a method of cooling the tap tower. That seems like the best bet to me.
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:12 PM   #6
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If I were in your position, I would try to sell the newer unit for a few hundred bucks, and keep the older one. You seem to be handy enough to keep it running, and I like the fact that the older unit has a method of cooling the tap tower. That seems like the best bet to me.
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:27 PM   #7
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I keep one by the big screen, one on the patio, and one in the brew shed. Try it, you'll like it!
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:59 AM   #8
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Sell both and make a keezer


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