After searching around to find a kegerator for the bar, I decided to build my own by converting a Sanyo SR-4912M refrigerator. I didn't want to spend the $$ on an expensive, commercial grade kegerator, but wanted a kegerator that would do the job dispensing cold beer at the bar..with no foam.
Here's the fridge. I ordered all the fixings separately.
In order for the fridge to hold (2) 1/6 kegs, the plastic door rack must be removed. I replaced it with 3/16" dry erase board. There are over 2 dozen small screws under the door seal that have to be removed.
Next was to mix up alcohol and corn starch in order to find the exact placement of the refrigerant line.
Turn the fridge on max and paste: the alcohol dries quickly where the line runs across the top leaving the drier corn starch and where I drew the line.
Unscrew the top and use a razor knife to remove the reinforced plastic ribbing and replace it with a 8"x8" piece of 1/2" plywood. I should have added another
1" and cut a 8"x9".
The most difficult part: Drilling a 3" hole in the top to mount the tower. If you hit the refrigerant line...it's toast and you can just set that brand new refrigerator out at the curb for trash pickup.
I'm also mounting 3/4" oak plywood across the top. This picture shows the 3/4" oak top, plastic top, 1/2" plywood, (metal refrigerator top, styrofoam, and inside plastic cabinet sandwiched together) .
Coat the inside hole with silicone and let dry
I also wanted to circulate cold air and cool the tower so I made this using a plastic project box and a 3" 80mm computer fan ( P/N A1910) from Radio Shack. Also bought a couple feet of 1-1/4" drain hose from HD. I used a old 6V cell phone charger (had many to choose from laying around the house) to power the fan and ran the wire out through the drain hole in the back. The fan will stay on all the time. It's a low speed fan rated at < 30 CFM...just enough to move a light breeze of air around inside the fridge and up the tower.