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Old 01-07-2008, 06:05 PM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone had opinions on the kegerator linked below. I found one today at BJ's on sale for $285 (reduced from $450), which seems like a great price. Not knowing a whole lot about kegerators, I was wondering if anyone had some insight for me.

http://www.haieramerica.com/en/product/HBF05EBSS

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Old 01-07-2008, 06:07 PM   #2
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I think you first need to ask yourself how you are going to use it and what you want out of it. For that same price you can get a chest freezer that could fit 8 - 10 cornies.

 
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:10 PM   #3
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That will certainly work, and $285 is a good price. Does it come with a CO2 tank? If not add another $75 to the price. You'll also need to get different hook ups to run cornie kegs.
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:16 PM   #4
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I think you first need to ask yourself how you are going to use it and what you want out of it. For that same price you can get a chest freezer that could fit 8 - 10 cornies.
Will probably only have one keg going at any given time. I'm also at a premium for space so a chest freezer would be far too large.

It does come with a CO2 tank, not sure of the size. How much would the Cornie hook-ups cost??

 
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:18 PM   #5
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How much would the Cornie hook-ups cost??

Not much, with some extra beer line and the hook ups , less than $20. I wasn't listing those as a major added expense, just something you'll have to remember to get
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Depending on how the compressor is arranged you might be able to get 3 cornies, but most probably 2.

Is the floor flat and humpless?
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:42 PM   #7
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Is the floor flat and humpless?
Yes, it would be going on a flat surface.... most likely in the dining room. SWMBO is thrilled.....


 
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:43 PM   #8
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Yes, it would be going on a flat surface.... most likely the dining room. SWMBO is thrilled.....
They floor inside the fridge, not your floor. Many small fridges have a hump in the bottom of them that houses the compressor and cuts down on usable keg space
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:51 PM   #9
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They floor inside the fridge, not your floor. Many small fridges have a hump in the bottom of them that houses the compressor and cuts down on usable keg space

Ahhh..... the floor of the fridge.. of course.... Who let the new guy in anyways....

the inside did have a slight hump towards the rear of the unit. Probably is the compressor.

I don't imagine a time where I'll need space for more than 2 cornies...... I'm sure that's what everyone says though.

 
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I don't imagine a time where I'll need space for more than 2 cornies......

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