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My Bottom Freezer Kegerator Build- Tap Height?

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MrEggSandwich

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Hey Hey!

So I'm ready to drill my holes for my 4 tap bottom freezer kegerator.

The fridge is 21 SF, I think I can get 5-6 cornys in there no problem, but will be starting with 4 taps.

Any thoughts on height? Does it matter? I thought I read something about height in relation to center of keg??? Thoughts are appreciated. I'm thinking about 3/4 way up the door. Leave room to write above (beer name) and room below for beer data.


Build Info/Specs/Notes:

-Fridge is a 21 SF Whirpool Bottom Freezer. I've always liked the bottom freezer...Taps up higher. Big ass freezer for hops.

-I have 2 coats magnetic primer on there now...Will hit it with 2 coats chalkboard paint after drilling holes.

-Will be installing 4 taps (3 Perlick 630SSs + 1 CMB V2G)..Taps in front.

-Have a new 20LB Co2 tank ready to roll, will be running line through side (Need to check to see where coils are)

-Bought a 4 tap kit from: http://www.kegconnection.com/......They made it very easy for schmuck like me....I went for all the bells and whistles (upgraded beer/gas lines). I think it's worth it in the long run. I like buying things once. Thanks guys. Great site.

Will try to post updates...Any thoughts/advice is appreciated!

Super excited for this! Mrs.EggSandwich and I will be moving into our first home together in 2 weeks, and it just so happens to have a 2 car detached garage that I will be building my home brewery in, and this baby will be in there!

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It depends on your hight and who ever else will be using regularly. I would stand next to it with glass in hand and 'mock' pour. Then see where that hight puts you on the inside compared to where the shelves are and if u want to fudge up or down.
 

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I like the idea of the fridge on top for accessibility, but how are these bottom-freezer kegerators holding up for y'all?

I assumed that there would be very little structural support between the freezer and fridge... it seems like the weight of 15+ gallons of beer would be a bit much.

Did y'all do any modifications to help with support?
 
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I like the idea of the fridge on top for accessibility, but how are these bottom-freezer kegerators holding up for y'all?

I assumed that there would be very little structural support between the freezer and fridge... it seems like the weight of 15+ gallons of beer would be a bit much.

Did y'all do any modifications to help with support?
Hey man.....I have had no issues putting 3-4 full kegs in my bottom freezer kegerator. Might not be a bad idea to fit some plywood inside for additional support....I wouldn't slam any kegs down on top, but again, I have had no issues.
 

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Awesome. Thanks for the update! I'd love to see pics of the inside if you have them. No worries, if not.
 
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Here you go....Just realized I started this thread 4 years ago! Pics attached...Highly recommend 20Lb Co2 bottle and the tubing grommet (racecar firewall grommet)
 

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fwiw, I use 1/4" mfl-mfl bulkheads on my fridges and keezer for gas runs. 4" versions for the fridges and panel versions for the keezer (mounted through the back edge of the lid)...

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Cheers!
 
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