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Old 03-05-2013, 01:48 AM   #1
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Last weekend I converted a Danby fridge into a kegerator. I found the fridge on CL for $115 brand new. I bought this kit from the beverage factory. The customer service was great, they gave me an extra 5% discount for military

Once I received the kit I began the conversion. The measuring for the tower was the hardest part as there is very little room for error. Here is a pic after I had the measuring completed...
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I then drilled the hole with a 2 1/8" holesaw. This was tricky because the saw heated up and started to smoke. For some reason I couldn't cut through the metal so i had to break out my dremel. I cut around the template with the dremel and then again with the holesaw. Finally the holesaw made it through. I made sure no wires or coolant lines were in the way before cutting through the foam. Now...this is when I had a bit of an issue. I was rushing the cut and had too much pressure on the plastic rather than letting the saw do the work. I was pushing too hard and I ended up cracking the plastic around the 2" hole. Unfortunately the crack was where I needed to drill for the bolts. I sealed it with adhesive and foil tape and it's holding well.

I then drilled holes for the bolts using a 1/4 drill bit. In the pic the marks for the bolts were from the rubber gasket (DO NOT DO THIS). I placed the tower on the fridge and saw that the marks for the bolts were slightly off. I had to re-mark the drill holes using the tower itself, not the gasket.

I placed the tower on and bolted to the fridge. I went to HomeDepot and bought larger washers mainly because of the cracked plastic. I used double washers and the nuts and bolts the kit came with. Finally the kegerator was done. I cleaned up and connected my co2 lines and keg lines. In my first keg is an Amerillo Pale Ale.

You might be wondering why I have a double tap tower with only one keg. Well I didn't feel up to modifying the door. The one keg fits without door modifications. Soon I will be cutting the shelves out for the second keg but first I have to brew another batch of beer. I am also on edge about how I'm going to modify the door and fix it to make it look nice. Anyways here is a couple pics of the finished product....

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I am looking for a cool beer mat to have under the tower. Does anybody have a link to where I can buy one?
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:39 PM   #3
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nice work.

 
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:06 PM   #4
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I am looking for a cool beer mat to have under the tower. Does anybody have a link to where I can buy one?
Go to eBay and search for 'bar towel' and 'bar mat', hundreds of choices.
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Go to eBay and search for 'bar towel' and 'bar mat', hundreds of choices.
Thanks!
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Thanks!
You might want a drip tray as well, this is the one I have:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/drip-tray-su...item20cb9c886f
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Can't believe how expensive drip trays are!
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I am also on edge about how I'm going to modify the door and fix it to make it look nice. Anyways here is a couple pics of the finished product....
Take off the entire plastic shelf piece and replace it with a piece of FRP or sheet metal.

 
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Take off the entire plastic shelf piece and replace it with a piece of FRP or sheet metal.
Fiberglass is over $30 for a the size I need
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Fiberglass is over $30 for a the size I need
Check your local home supply stores. Sometimes they have partial panels that got broken during handling, and will sell you a small piece for cheap. We use a lot of it where I work, I was able to score a piece for free
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