Hoppopotomus, I am curious about the Beer Couplings. why were barbed couplings used with a short run of tubing with a barb x MFL fitting connected to the loner run of tubing, did you request it that way?
I plan on doing some thing similar. but my barb x MFL connection is at the bottom of my draft towers.
Sorry that was a compliment! Surprised no one made the connection yet!Hoppopotomus said:Thanks.....I guess? The Bedrock, pre-historic era wasn't exactly the look I was going for, but I'll take the compliment anyway.
well they make couplings for the kegs with a MFL connection so the swivel nut would have just connected to the coupling. it would have eliminated that short run of pipe.I am brand new to the kegging world, so your guess is as good as mine. I ordered the standard deluxe 3 tap system from kegconnection.com and just did upgrades....Perlick faucets, 2 body regulator, 3 way manifold, and a 4th keg. They told me that the system would be assembled and ready to go, so this is what I got. I guess I just assumed that this is the way it was supposed to be set up.
Anyone else who knows more than me about kegging set ups than me can feel free to chime in. Great question Flomaster....I wish I had an answer for you.
Wow, just wow!
Following from the beginning and have been reading every update. That's definitely something to be proud of.
Can't wait for the pic of the first pint!
Great to see you are getting close buddy, hope all is well. I'll be getting into the keg portion of this hobby as well, but I'm not gonna go the keezer route. Too much money and not enough time to build the darn thing. I'll be getting a kegorator instead, but I'll be building it myself. Little bit cheaper and less time involved. Just gotta figure out how to keg now. lol
WOW LOOKS AWESOME Bo! LOVE the tile and the front vent. I was always a fan! Tile looks awesome! Build it and well... (if i'm ever in the area I may never leave...) in my best field of dreams whisper. just a side note I had my mini fridge short cycle again and cut out.... un plugged for 30 min. and it was fine thank god I was home from golfing after a weekend... not sure why it's happening every 4 months
What are you thinking of for tap handles?
Very nice work. I love it. If you weren't accross the state I would drive over to see it in person!
This is looking fantastic. Is the switch on the side to control the lights?
Pics of deer or you bought the antlers.
first of all, i REALLY like your build. one suggestion i was going to make before you go and modify that beautiful top to accomodate custom tap handles is to just build a spacer to go behind the where the faucet mounts. i had the same problem on kegerator when i installed the faucets on the side of my full size fridge. i wanted custom tap handles but the length of them wouldnt let me close the tap when i pushed them all the way back against the fridge. i bought a stainless steel 1 inch box flange (toilet part) at hope depot, ran the shank through it then screwed the faucet it on. it looks and works great and gives me the extra clearance for the 10" tap handles i have.I'm puchasing hap handle inserts and am going to try to drill out deer antlers to use as tap handles. I have a feeling that it's going to be much easier said than done. I've seen a couple of other guys try it on here in the past, so I thought that it would be fitting with my decor. I have to be really careful, because the overhang on the coffin top is a wee-bit more than it should have been. With the cheap black handles....the Perlicks shut off fine, but if I go with anyting much thicker I may have to modify the top.
Great build I thought I could fit 4 in mine but I think I'm going to have to double check.
I'm trying to figure out what materials I want to use, and how I want to cover the bottom. For the top I'm going to use glass and stone mosaic tile. I'm going to probably use pine too since I don't like oak furniture.
Nice build! I'm sorta all thumbs when it comes to doing anything handy but I will be attempting a build like this in the near future. I just had a few questions -But wait....there's more! I was also able to get the cabinet covered with the T&G knotty pine and installed all of the vents. The GE has the compressor in the lower right side of the unit with a large vent for cooling. I have also heard that heat build-up dissipates through the skin of the unit on all sides. I decided to put a 6" x 10" vent in the right side of the unit at the bottom, so that heat can escape and not get trapped in the cabinet. I then put a 3" x 10" vent on both the right and left side of the unit, but higher on the cabinet to allow any rising heat from the skin of the unit to escape from the cabinet. For these three vents, I used cheap white wall vents from HD ($15 for all 3). I decided to place a 3" x 12" vent in the front of the cabinet as well to allow heat to escape. For the front vent, I used a brushed nickel vent ($12), so it will match the SS drip pan and faucets when complete. I probably went waaaaay overboard with the venting, but what the hell. Better to be safe than sorry. Here are some pics. Is it possible for this thing to overheat? Any feedback would be great. I really don't want to install fans if I don't have to.