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Old 04-18-2013, 10:09 AM   #131
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No hump mod needed. It's that round shape pictured.

Ill measure clearance once I get my coffee made an AutoCAD fired up.

Thank you for the assistance. I look forward to hopefully being able to use standard D taps on these.


 
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:01 PM   #132
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Woops. Sorry, I forgot.

Looks like 5-3/8" from the top of the keg handle to the underside of the lid.

I know that the sanke tap connector is lower then the top of the keg handle. How much lower, I don't know. I also don't know how much space you need for a sanke tap and hoses, but this sounds like plenty of space.

There are other models that fit two 1/2 bbls also. I've included a matrix in the first post to help identify these, and other, commonly requested builds at a glance.
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Kenmore 19.7cf 16082

Download this specification sheet and layout as a high-resolution printable PDF at Dropbox.


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Igloo 3.6cf FRF434

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Old 04-30-2013, 05:57 PM   #135
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What does it mean, "collar" vs "no-collar"?? I don't get it.

 
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This is a collar:

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I want to put a kegerator in the pantry of our new house. The door frame is a bit over 27" wide.

I am limited to an overall length of 50-51 inches.

The top of the kegerator will be a counter surface. Because there will be wall cabinets above it, I cannot use a collar.

Generally, these restrictions point me in the direction of a 12.7 to 15 cubic foot freezer. Generally the advertised width of those freezers is 29.5 inches.

I can't find any of these freezers on display locally. Which freezers in that size range will fit through a 27 inch doorway with the lid and hinges removed ?

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Old 05-09-2013, 01:26 PM   #138
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[B][U]Frigidaire 12.9cf LFCH13M2MW
Wow, this is some VERY helpful work you are doing. My old Whirlpool (which was the absolute perfect size for 5 kegs) recently died so I'm looking to replace it. Anyway, there's something wrong with the width you have listed. The exterior width is less than the interior width. Lowe's website has it listed at 42.75.

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I want to put a kegerator in the pantry of our new house. The door frame is a bit over 27" wide.

I am limited to an overall length of 50-51 inches.

The top of the kegerator will be a counter surface. Because there will be wall cabinets above it, I cannot use a collar.

Generally, these restrictions point me in the direction of a 12.7 to 15 cubic foot freezer. Generally the advertised width of those freezers is 29.5 inches.

I can't find any of these freezers on display locally. Which freezers in that size range will fit through a 27 inch doorway with the lid and hinges removed ?

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Well, all of these measurements are given on my drawings and in the spec sheets I provide.

You won't get anything larger than an 8.8 cf model through a 27" doorway. At that point, you're looking at 41" in length.

Note that most kitchen countertop heights are usually 36-37" from top of working surface to flooring. The 8.8 cf model with no wheels or frame will come in at 34" tall. However, with cabinets above it, you'll likely need it on wheels (so you can pull it forward) to fully open the lid without striking the cabinets, and that's going to get you into the 42"+ tall range once you add in a basic 2x4 base with castors. I really think you'd be better off with wire shelving or something above it, but it's your choice. It'd be hard to get cornys in/out without being able to fully open the lid and let it rest in that position.

As for the doorway. If you're the homeowner, you'd be pleasantly surprised how easy it is to expand a doorway to 30". Most experienced DIYers could tear out the old door casing, remove the door, re-frame and enlargen the header, install a new door and casing, and have it functional in a day's work. Add another day or two to patch and paint drywall. Just an idea.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:05 AM   #140
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Kenmore 7.2cf 18702

I bought this freezer a couple weeks ago and got 5 ball lock cornys this weekend. Still trying to locate a sixth, but I don't think it's going to fit. I will post back once I get one but I have tried turning them and I don't think it's going to work. I read the explanation in the FAQ about the 8 3/8" diameter but I guess mine aren't skewed enough for that haha.

Even if I can't fit 6 kegs, 5 taps with such a small freezer is awesome and I greatly appreciate all the work you've put into this thadius856!

 
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