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Old 03-08-2013, 10:54 AM   #1
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Just FYI, I just received a Danby DAR440BL (March 2013), after reading several posts on this site showing the kegerator conversion process, and of course because it has the ability to hold 2 Cornelius kegs and has no internal freezer to remove.

If you're placing a one 5-gallon Cornelius keg in this Darby mini-fridge, it will take about 1 minute to remove all of the internal, and door fridge shelves by hand (no tools required).

The 1st image below shows the older version of the Danby mini-fridge with the same model number, but the internal mini-fridge shelf supports have to be removed with a box knife or dremel tool.



The next 2images below show the Danby that I have just received yesterday, with the internal shelving still intact, and also with the internal shelving removed.





The next 2 images below show that the plastic shelves on the right side of the mini-fridge's door (as the mini-fridge's door is open) will slide right out.





The next image shows the removed shelves removed from the inner and outer mini-fridge areas.

If you're only placing 1 Conelius keg + one 5 pound CO2 tank inside, no modification is needed.



I had to use a bungee cord to keep the CO2 tank from falling off the ridge it is supposed to sit on. There is a drain that keeps it from being pushed all the way back.



Holy Moley! The Danby mini-fridge will hold a 5-gallon Cornelius keg and 5 pound CO2 tank with nearly no modification. Nice. The last image shows the placement of the Corny keg and CO2 tank that fit in only a few minutes time. I wonder if Danby is reading this post ...thank you Danby. I want to kiss your feet.


 
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Nice now you need to add a 2 faucett tower and a drip tray!

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Old 03-09-2013, 10:29 PM   #3
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Totally. I've got the tools for it and one perlic faucet so far, but have to wait until some more money comes in. It froze bottled beer when I turned it all the way up. Cool.

 
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:49 AM   #4
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I just completed my conversion with the same fridge. So far I am loving this kegerator. I just got done modifying the door so I can fit two kegs. The link below shows a couple pics of my kegerator. I don't have any pics with two kegs because I need to get another brew day going.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/comp...-build-395065/
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:35 PM   #5
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Totally. I've got the tools for it and one perlic faucet so far, but have to wait until some more money comes in. It froze bottled beer when I turned it all the way up. Cool.
I bought a vassani kegerator at a yard sale its about the same size as your fridge which i put a 2 tap tower on LOVE IT....in most cases these type of friges t-stats can be adjusted which i had to do and froze a beer also!! good luck with the kegerator

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Spacy/Banshee,

Can you post the Danby DAR440BL interior dimensions? I have Pin Locks (9"x23") and am looking for the right mini to convert so I can get two of them in there.

Spacy,

Where did you find yours and for how much?

Thanks.
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Spacy/Banshee,

Can you post the Danby DAR440BL interior dimensions? I have Pin Locks (9"x23") and am looking for the right mini to convert so I can get two of them in there.

Spacy,

Where did you find yours and for how much?

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I believe I read somewhere on this forum that two pin locks will not fit in the danby.
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I believe I read somewhere on this forum that two pin locks will not fit in the danby.
If you find it, please drop me PM.

I found this post and it sounds like they would with some modifications.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/upco...ml#post3966315
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:18 AM   #9
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I will take the inner dimensions in 3 days from now if you're still interested in them. I am out of town. Please don't hit on my gf.

 
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If you find it, please drop me PM.

I found this post and it sounds like they would with some modifications.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/upco...ml#post3966315
PM sent. Read post number 103-105. For anybody else who's interested.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/kege...9/index11.html
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