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    Nothing goes better with welding than beer! That is why I decided to build myself a kegerator! Now this isn’t just any kegerator …it will hold anywhere from 3 to 5 kegs! And I am starting with Guinness, Bass, and Budweiser. So far I have built 2 of the 3 beer towers from 4” sced 10 304 Stainless Steel, and working on the mounting to the refrigerator. Here are some pics of the progress.
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    Cheers!
    Miller Syncrowave 200
    Miller Spectrum 875 Plasma Cutter
    Miller Milermatic 135
    Ridgid Drill Press
    Ridgid Chop Saw
    36" Metal Break
    Harris Toarches
    English Wheel
    Ingersoll Rand, 18.1 cfm Compressor
    30 gal. Sand Blaster
    Planishing Hammer
    150lb Anvil
    10" Swing Logan Lathe

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    Sweet.
    Dynasty 200DX "Blue Lightning"
    Bernard 3500ss water-cooler
    Rockwell vertical mill
    Beverly Shear B-3
    Beverly Shear JR
    Home-made English wheel
    Milwaukee Porta-band
    " Sawz-all
    Tennsmith 36" stomp shear
    Fixer upper 1968 Redface Lincoln sa200
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    • #3
      Looks good......I guess the Budwiser is for when you don't want to drink beer?
      Larry

      "I feel for the man who can only spell a word one way"......Mark Twain

      Lincoln AC225-S (OLD/Copper Wound)
      Lincoln Weldpac 100
      Miller Matic 180 (auto set)
      Miller Spool gun 100
      Miller Spectrum 375 Extreme
      Victor Super Range II

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      • #4
        Nice work, love the clean design. I'll be interested in seeing the completed project.

        Gord
        http://gordsgarage.wordpress.com

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        • #5
          Love the idea, but I agree with Larwyn.
          MillerMatic 252
          Spoolmate 200
          Diversion 165
          Spectrum 625 X-Treme
          Dayton 6" Miter Band Saw
          Delta Drill Press
          Bosch 10" Table Saw
          Bosch 12" Double Bevel Miter Saw
          Jet 5 Ton Chain Hoist
          Radnor O/A

          and this heavy duty table I made

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          • #6
            The Bud is for rinsing the Gojo off your hands after being in the shop.

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            • #7
              I thought that Bud was what you put in the sample cup when you get drug tested?

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              • #8
                Bud

                Ok! So bud might not be the best 3rd choice, but you need something for all those college drinking games. It also works good to put out that old oily rag you left on your welding table that has a 3 ft flame coming off it!
                Miller Syncrowave 200
                Miller Spectrum 875 Plasma Cutter
                Miller Milermatic 135
                Ridgid Drill Press
                Ridgid Chop Saw
                36" Metal Break
                Harris Toarches
                English Wheel
                Ingersoll Rand, 18.1 cfm Compressor
                30 gal. Sand Blaster
                Planishing Hammer
                150lb Anvil
                10" Swing Logan Lathe

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                • #9
                  I never knew what is inside those towers. I know they are not just to support the tap, could explain it for me?
                  Last edited by spotsineyes; 02-09-2011, 07:29 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Beer tower

                    Basically, Yes just to support the faucet! It is lined with insulation and the cold air of the refrigerator keeps the beer line cold inside. Sometimes you have to add a blower to improve cold air circulation.
                    Miller Syncrowave 200
                    Miller Spectrum 875 Plasma Cutter
                    Miller Milermatic 135
                    Ridgid Drill Press
                    Ridgid Chop Saw
                    36" Metal Break
                    Harris Toarches
                    English Wheel
                    Ingersoll Rand, 18.1 cfm Compressor
                    30 gal. Sand Blaster
                    Planishing Hammer
                    150lb Anvil
                    10" Swing Logan Lathe

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                    • #11
                      I love it!! This thread is right up my alley. Ive been a brewer for about 9 years now, and have made my share of kegerators, and temperature controlled fridges, etc.. If it holds 3 to 5 kegs, then you built it out of a large chest freezer, or is it an actual keg fridge, and your just making the taps? Either way the towers look nice, now its time to weld up some wicked tap handles.
                      If you want peace, be prepared for war!

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                      • #12
                        industrial Dairy cooler

                        It is actually an industrial dairy cooler from my old high school. (The kind that you put crates of those little milk cartons in) They were throwing it out because the compressor went bad. A $150 fix for a $2600 fridge!
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                        Miller Syncrowave 200
                        Miller Spectrum 875 Plasma Cutter
                        Miller Milermatic 135
                        Ridgid Drill Press
                        Ridgid Chop Saw
                        36" Metal Break
                        Harris Toarches
                        English Wheel
                        Ingersoll Rand, 18.1 cfm Compressor
                        30 gal. Sand Blaster
                        Planishing Hammer
                        150lb Anvil
                        10" Swing Logan Lathe

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                        • #13
                          Need an apprentice? (for helping drink the beer-not for welding)

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                          • #14
                            I picked up an old soda machine for my shop. Holds plenty of beer and sodas for they guys when we are out in the shop. Its set so a dime just cycles through, put it in the slot falls right into the return and you got a beer.

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                            • #15
                              Cool project. Does Miller make tap handles???

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