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There seems to have been a glut of keezer/ kegerator posts recently and having previously been put off by a complete lack of practical skills I had not considered it. Anyway suddenly realised actually I have nearly all the parts some of which are not being used so let's give it a go.

I'm quite pleased with end result but I can tell you it was not plain sailing.

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Collar is studwork, stained with a woodstain and then sprayed with a colourless gloss coat. Could have gone for a taller collar and probably fitted an extra keg in but as things are its not too cramped.

Freezer I sprayed with stainless steel coloured enamel appliance paint. Top of freezer is blackboard paint lest I want to write the beers on at any point.

Put 3 regular taps and a stout one which means that one is always redundant as can only fit the 3 kegs.

Temp controlled by my old inkbird, sensor threaded through a small hole in collar

Arms for drip tray I tried to attach with rare earth magnets but despite them being really strong it just didn't work so resorted to some sticks like sh*t - seems to be fairly robust.

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Great effort, I was waiting on a frank Spenser job from your opening statement 😀😀
 

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Looking good! I was in the same boat as you for years, I’ve always been horrendous at DIY (although bizarrely I’m ok at flat pack furniture).

I was shocked how easy it was to put my kegerator together (even if I did cock up by not screwing the regulator into the tank properly and lose about 5kg of gas in a week).
 

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Nice one. I have all the parts ready to go except the inkbird which I'm getting for my birthday later this month. All the bits, freezer included, are currently hiding under the stairs.
Thanks for your post - you've inspired me to get cracking with my build!
 

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There seems to have been a glut of keezer/ kegerator posts recently and having previously been put off by a complete lack of practical skills I had not considered it. Anyway suddenly realised actually I have nearly all the parts some of which are not being used so let's give it a go.

I'm quite pleased with end result but I can tell you it was not plain sailing.

Some details:

Collar is studwork, stained with a woodsman and then sprayed with a colourless gloss coat. Could have gone for a taller collar and probably fitted an extra keg in but as things are its not too cramped.

Freezer I sprayed with stainless steel coloured enamel appliance paint. Top of freezer is blackboard paint lest I want to write the beers on at any point.

Put 3 regular taps and a stout one which means that one is always redundant as can only fit the 3 kegs.

Temp controlled by my old inkbird, sensor threaded through a small hole in collar

Arms for driveway I tried to attach with rare earth magnets but despite them being really strong it just didn't work so resorted to some sticks like sh*t - seems to be fairly robust.

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Looking great. I've just bought a drip tray for mine, looking to attach with brackets like you have. Where did you get the brackets from? I was going to screw it to the fridge front, interested in the use of a glue too, might do both!
I was going to use magnets to attach the drip tray to the brackets, so it's stable but can remove for cleaning.
 

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That's a fantastic build, really liking the stainless look 😎
 

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Looking great. I've just bought a drip tray for mine, looking to attach with brackets like you have. Where did you get the brackets from? I was going to screw it to the fridge front, interested in the use of a glue too, might do both!
I was going to use magnets to attach the drip tray to the brackets, so it's stable but can remove for cleaning.
Brackets were from amazon. Not the most elegant but were the right dimensions. Think the drip tray detracts from aesthetics a bit but as I already had it ....
 

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Great thanks will have a look.
 

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I used these to hold my drip tray to the front of my kegerator, I think it works quite well.



below is them in use

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