I picked up a really nice looking Haier BC112G wine cellar on craigslist that I'm going to try to convert to a kegerator.
Here is a picture of it in its current state
Back to the beginning, this is the wine cellar before changing anything:
It would probably be easier to just pay the extra money to buy an appropriate fridge for the conversion but I'm stubborn and want to make this one work. It also has a glass door and although some might disagree I think it would be cool to be able to see my dented up corny kegs and beer lines.
But to make it work it is definitely going to require some serious modification.
The internal dimensions are smaller than I would like. 32.5" high, 15.5" wide, 11" deep to the compressor box. I am going to try to move the compressor back a little bit and reduce the space taken up by that ledge in the bottom(depth is 16.5" without compressor box). I think I'll then have to cut out the ledge the compressor was under and flip it 180 to give me a flat bottom. The ridges that held up the shelves also cut back on how much space we have so I might try to do something with those (I could probably get another inch out without them so that would be 16.5" that way).
The compressor was pretty easy to move back, just had to unscrew the little shelf it was sitting on, unscrew the compressor from that shelf and slowly/carefully bend the compressor out of the way like so:
Here is a before shot of the shelf:
I guess I can only put 4 pictures in at once so I'll continue on in a post below.
Right now it only cools down to 45 F, but I have seen some posts online from people who had a broken thermostat on the same model and said it got down to freezing. So I need to figure out how to adjust the thermostat.