Originally Posted by Cameron
Holy crap! That is the coolest thing ever!!!! Where do you get the thing that switches syrups etc.?
You can get a complete setup from either athomesoda.com
. He indicates on his link, that he got his from athomesoda. But be prepared for sticker shock if you are thinking of buying a setup like one of those new. Starting price if you need to have the lines go further than 6 feet away from the remote cooler/refrigeration unit, is about $3,500. If you can do it with 6 feet of line or less, then it's about a thousand bucks less. But if you need to go over 6 feet lines then you need the heavier duty remote refrigeration unit that also has chilled conduit lines inside the bundle that runs up to the bargun, otherwise the both the syrup and carbonated will warm up that's sitting inside the long lines. Not only does that means the soda/syrup that's sitting inside the long lines would be very warm when it's first served after sitting, but the carbonated water part of it can even start to go flat as a result of getting warm. I contacted both of the above vendors, and I was quoted just under $4k for a system from both of them with what I would need as far as length of lines and the H/D remote cooler/refrigeration unit. Sorry, but that is a bit too much.
Soooooo... I went on ebay and hung around and waited for something that was just right to finally to show up. And it did just last week, and I won the bid on a complete system that was just removed from a club/bar, that ran two barguns, with one of them being up the second floor of the club. And the system I won is only 5 years old, the refrigeration unit was manufactured on 05/2003. I just received it all two days ago. and it included, one H/D remote chiller/refrigeration unit, not just one but TWO 12 button Wunder-Bar barguns, 8 syrup pumps, CO2 regulator and all the pressure gauges, one bundle of line 20 feet long, and second bundle of line 60-70 feet long, and a manifold to hook it up to run both barguns at once. In fact, the remote cooler/refrigeration unit that it came with, is the exact same H/D one that sodabarsystems quoted me for $3,800 shipped, and that was without a bargun. With everything I got on the one I won on ebay, my guess is that it would be over $5k for everything if I bought it all new.
My winning bid for it all, was $250, and shipping was another $225. So for just under $500, I got what would be well over $5,000 worth of equipment if it was new.
I hope to get it all setup and running, probably somewhere around in a few weeks to a month.