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Old 11-07-2007, 04:01 AM   #1
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I have access to an unwanted Good Humor freezer. The kind with the glass sliding top. It'd be free, but would it be very possible to turn this into a kegerator? Anyone ever seen it done??



 
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Old 11-07-2007, 04:08 AM   #2
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As long as it's deep enough for a corny and you have somewhere to run a gas and liquid lines to the outside, it should work. The difficulty would be finding the freon lines. It would seem to me that the walls are where all the cooling takes place.


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Old 11-07-2007, 04:41 AM   #3
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free = good

*especially* free refridgeration units of any sort. If it wouldnt work as a kegerator, it might work as a fermentation chamber...

 
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Old 11-07-2007, 02:52 PM   #4
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Check the depth, so you'll know the cornies will fit. I've seen a vertical ice cream freezer converted.

Most commercial units have their condenser coils in the back of the unit, rather than in the walls. If that's the case, you can put the tap lines almost anywhere. If the unit has a sliding glass top, you could use party taps for the time being.
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Old 11-07-2007, 03:23 PM   #5
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you could use it as a lager chest if it wont work (height) for a keg

 
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Old 11-07-2007, 04:05 PM   #6
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You could probably add height by removing the sliding top, adding a wooden collar, and then remounting the sliding top. I'd also tint the glass..
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Old 11-07-2007, 04:19 PM   #7
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For free, i would definitely give it a whirl.

 
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Old 11-07-2007, 04:33 PM   #8
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If you get it for free and it doesn't work you could always sell it and buy one that will, i am sure you could get a couple of bucks for it anyway.

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