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This instructable will show you, step by step, how to build a kegerator using an inexpensive compact refrigerator. It's a fairly short project if you...
This is easy. After removing the nylon straps the box slides up over the top. I left the bottom part of the box underneath the fridge to hamper slip...
The shelving was already in place from the factory so they have to be removed. Apparently, the factory forgot to secure the right side of the freezer...
Underneath the freezer is the thermostat wire. Straighten the wire so that you can free it from its housing. Move the wire so that it's out of you w...
Firmly grasp the freezer and pull forward to release it from the mounts. As you can see in the second picture once the mount reaches the larger porti...
This was the most nerve racking part of the project. EXTREME caution has to be observed while moving the freezer down and to the back. Too much forc...
Break out the big guns! I needed a reciprocating saw to get the panel off. It had been glued on at the factory. There are NO screws holding the pan...
Of all the kegerators I've seen, all have the tower towards the rear of the fridge. I used painters tape to help get a general idea of where the towe...
I found the exact center of my drilling area, made a mark and began drilling. Since the fridge has a metal top, you'll need a metal hole bit. I used...
I've read other DIY kegerator projects and they all talk about internal wiring and their locations. I knew the fridge only had one wire running throu...
I used a regular drill bit, no size in particular, to punch a guide hole through the plastic from above. I just eyeballed where I thought the center ...
Clean off the top of the fridge. There will be metal shavings from drilling. You don't want to scratch your fridge, do you? Now place the tower over...
I used aluminum tape to seal the hole and prevent moisture from seeping into the foam insulation. I taped the wire, too.
The freezer at this point is now basically the cold plate for the fridge. It needs to be secured to the walls or it will just bounce around and proba...
I read somewhere that it helps to use copper pipe to aid in keeping the beer cold on the way to your glass. My beer lines are 3/8" so I got 1/2" pipe...
The screws that came with my tower won't cut it. I need something to go all the way through. I got 3/16 x 3" bolts. They worked out perfectly. In ...
Since my CO2 tank is too big to fit in the fridge, I had to run the line in. I chose to run the line through the back. Why? If I ever get a 5lb. ta...
Here's what it looked like before the keg went it. Pretty, huh?
Two kegs fit in just fine. I'm sure a 5lb. CO2 tank will fit on the back ledge as well.
With the kegerator in its new place, attach your keg and your CO2 line and give it a go.
I hope you found this instructable educating and worth while. If you see something I may have left out, leave a reply. Good luck and have fun!
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Posted:Jan 20, 2010
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