Alright, the Kegerator has actually been complete for a couple of weeks now, but I just never got around to taking pictures. Check out my gallery (link below) for pics.
A co-worker had the fridge in his basement for a while and was looking to get rid of it. I gladly took it off his hands. It was poop brown in color so I put a fresh coat of black spray paint on it. It is just
tall enough to fit a corny and the hookups. Of course, it was only just
tall enough after I cut out the plastic on the bottom. (Multiple curse words were used in this process.) You can see the rags wrapped around the bottom of the cornies that I'm currently using as insulation where the plastic used to be. I also had to cut out the side rack holders and the trays in the door as you can seen in one of the photos. The CO2 is behind the fridge and the line runs through the side. The fridge was cooled by the freezer tray on top. I cut out the pieces holding the freezer tray in place, took off all of the surrounding pieces and rerouted the cooling coils which are now flat against the back wall of the fridge (which actually produces a more evenly distrubuted cool). Finally, the tap I purchased on Ebay. It was in some bar in Pennsylvania and is pretty sweet. A drip tray is the last piece that I simply haven't got around to ordering yet.
Fridge: Free (with lots of elbow grease and cuts to the hands in the conversion.)
Tap: $75 on Ebay (shipping included)
Kegs: $45 for 3 from brew site on the internet (shipping included)
CO2, lines, attachments: $100 from LHBS
Total: $220 (approximate)
The room it's located in is an inclosed patio attached to the back of our house. House was built in the 30's and the patio was added sometime in the 60's. It had industrial tile floors and ugly glass slot windows when we moved in. We had new windows put in and I recently put in the flooring, added a TV, a stereo, a couch and the kegerator making it MY room. My wife and 2 young daughters have gradually taken over the rest of the house so this was a necessity. Now, I sit in there, open the windows, watch the oldest play in the back yard all while enjoying My room and My beer. Life doesn't get any better.