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Kegerator Pt. 2

post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
After some minor modifications I was able to make this fridge a "full keg" kegerator. I even have 8" to spare up top, which is what the manufacturer recommends. I'm moving my BBQ condiments and other fixins to this fridge too.

Got a few frosty mugs ready... tap and pressure kit is scheduled to arrive on Friday according to FedEx. Just in time for Super Bowl weekend. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif

Got a question for you refrigerator experts. The instructions clearly state "do not drill into the side of the refrigerator", but I've seen others do it, and my co-workers don't seem to think there should be a problem. What, if anything should I be aware of? I would like to install the tap in the upper left quadrant of the the side of the refrigerator, as I'm facing it. In other words, up as high as I can, and towards the front half of the side. I did see one exploded view of a refrigerator that illustrated some sort of line that might run down the middle, but if that is standard I should clearly miss it. Any comments or suggestions?

post #2 of 29
Good question. I know I have seen them with the tap in the spot you want to put yours so it obviously can be done. Maybe there is concern of hitting a freon line or something, not sure.

Thanks for the great step-by-step pics of your project. Now you need to hook up with that new member that kegs his own brew hehe.PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #3 of 29

side tap

i do not know on a newer fridge..i know old ammonia refrigerant fridges that all lines run on the back........my fridge is late 50's vintage.......
post #4 of 29

2nd thought

give me fridge maker and model # i'll get back to you....icon_twisted.gifPDT_Armataz_01_39.gif
post #5 of 29
Cutting into the side should not be a problem. Freon lines run up the back with the coil behind the freezer part. The cold air for the fridge part migrates down from the freezer section.
post #6 of 29
I have mine in the side just where you want yours to go. I simply drilled the hole (in the side of the fridge) with a hole saw, slid the tap through, cut a hole with the same hole saw in a 4"x4" piece of 3/4" plywood, slid it over the tap threads on the inside of the fridge and attached the nut. Snug the nut up against the plywood and you are in business.

I have never had a problem with the setup.

Hope this helps.PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #7 of 29
I didn't have any problems. I used a hole cut. I didn't use any plywood though.

post #8 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the quick replies!

Fred420... I have a Sears Kenmore (mfrd by GE I believe) model 363.70947000, 19 cu ft with ice maker.
post #9 of 29
Airborne Baby !!!
post #10 of 29
Thread Starter 
Hey Kosmo, been right through your neck of the woods a time or two heading home on leave. Beautiful out there!
post #11 of 29

Good Job

That is on my want list for sure Good Job
post #12 of 29
I find that if you put the air on 9 lbs and not let it go over 11 lbs.
you will get a goood beer every time.
post #13 of 29
My beer myster is probaly 30 yrs old runs about 7lbs for coors lt. When you pickup your keg ask the supplier what they recomend.
post #14 of 29
Looking good...... Nice setup.........

post #15 of 29
Personally, I have better results with about 13-14Psi.

I like to keep mine @ 33º. Man I love cold beer!

The better head the smoother the taste.1/2" recomemded. I can still pour a headless mug.

I have some 36oz mugs I like the best. We call them the bubba mugs!PDT_Armataz_01_18.gif
post #16 of 29


PDT_Armataz_01_24.gifPDT_Armataz_01_14.gif no coolant lines up the sides.....you will be fine...if you need to tie up beer lines get the little stickem 3m things at home depot.thet self stick and have a loop you can open or close to keep lines from being pinched..
post #17 of 29
Looks like your ready to rock. Nothing like a cold frosty draft. Do you have your favorite mug yet? I'm really partial to the pint glass these days, not sure why. Got enough room to put a TV on top?
post #18 of 29
Thread Starter 
Yep, I've got a liter mug that I brought back from Germany that will be my beer holder of choice. Probably do have room for a TV... haven't really thought of that much yet. Might have to scrounge one up.
post #19 of 29
Here are a couple of pics of my set up.

Nothing out of the ordinary but effective just the same. Below is a pre Q-VIEW of this weekends smoke.

Just kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

post #20 of 29
That is a nice set-up.....but why don't you turn the door's the other way, easier to open!! wink.gif
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