Just moved into a new house, and I've got SWMBO convinced that a commercial kegerator should be factored into our home improvement budget. There's a corner in our media/living room that would fit this kegerator
(or something like it) perfectly.
My concern is noise. These are heavy duty units designed for bars and restaurants where noise isn't a primary concern. This thing will be 12 feet away from the couch where we'll be watching tv and movies. How loud are the compressors on these? I know it won't be anywhere near silent, but if it's actually loud/distracting then I won't do it. Can anyone who's owned one comment on the noise level?
And yes I realize that for a lot less money I could build a kegerator/keezer myself out of a mini fridge or freezer. I know this because I've already built 2. The commercial kegerator is appealing despite the cost because it can hold 4 kegs (unlike a mini fridge), has a tower (which isn't ideal with a keezer), and it looks better than anything that I'm capable of building myself.