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Keg Box Fans?

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    I’ve been reading some of the posts about the Keg Box needing fans and a power supply. Does the inside of the Keg needs fan(s)? Also, does there need to be a seperate fan to blow air across the coils of the fridge?

    Any help appreciated. I want this to keg box to work and be as maintenance free as possible.

    Cheers

    #20220 Score: 0

    I have yet to build my bar yet but I have been looking over all of the plans and adding my own touches over the past 2 months or so. It’s recommended that you put one fan in the fridge to blow air from the keg box into the fridge as a means to circulate air. It’s also recommended to put one fan on the coils to help keep the air circulating around them, the cooler they are the better your setup will work. also if you get the power supply that is mentioned on this site it has fans and you can have that blow on the compressor to help keep it cool. this will also make it easier to add the jumper wire you need to have the power source run the fans. it’s a very simple jumper so you don’t need to have a lot of knowlegde about it. i know there are a few recommendations on places to get the fans and power source but I got mine from newegg.com (i have ordered many things from this site) and it was only about $50-$60 if I remember correctly. if you can wait a little for the fans, they usually have sales every month. Let me know if you have any other questions and I can try to help ya out. I am going to start building my bar in about 2 weeks when I finally get back home from being out here in the desert for 6 months!

    Cheers!
    Dave

    #20232 Score: 0
    Anonymous

    You need to add a Fan (Minimum) inside the Keg box and anotherone to cool down compressor. I tell you from experience. I missed to add the internal fan, and I needed to wire it and install it later not only for the inside but for the compressor as it wasn’t cooling enough. if your going to do it, do it right form the begging. Also, PLace the fan infront of the cooler and blowing the air to it, not the other way, I also found this is more efficient after reading a post here.

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    I see a lot of reference to using PC Fans for the Keg Boxes. While I don’t understand why, unless it’s because you just happen to have a couple laying round…. For those of you who, like me, don’t keep junk laying around. I would recommend using a 115/120 volt fan. I like Mechatronics http://www.mechatronicsinc.com – nice aluminum fans, with ball bearings. the other nice thing about these fans is their air movement ability – they are rated at 106 CFM, and they are relatively quite 38dbu.

    I purchase my Mechatronic fans from Radar Electric http://www.radarinc.com – however the Mechatronics web site does list distributors nationwide. http://www.mechatronicsinc.com/distributors.htm

    One last reason to use the 115/120 version. The PC Fans require a transformer (means heat) to step the voltage down to 12V. Why would you want to add more heat??

    The UF12A12-BTHR is the fan I use, Radar sells them for about $17 each.
    While your at it, Mechatronics also has accessories like filters and finger guards, for pretty cheap.

    #20273 Score: 0
    Anonymous

    I also installed 120V fan instead to avoid the transformer and extra wiring. there is really no need to use a PC fan unless you have it there. It is also true that you can find bigger fan in 120V to move more air

    #20299 Score: 0

    Hey
    I am brand new to the site, I already have a bar that I want to replace and have a typical Sears Kegerator.

    I want to build the L Shaped Kegger bar. Has anyone simply detached the tower from their kegerator, placed the refrigerator under the bar, and reconnected the tower to the refrigerator?

    I am hopeful that we can use the existing kegerator.
    Thanks for any help

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    Anonymous
    TACJD wrote:
    Hey
    I am brand new to the site, I already have a bar that I want to replace and have a typical Sears Kegerator.

    I want to build the L Shaped Kegger bar. Has anyone simply detached the tower from their kegerator, placed the refrigerator under the bar, and reconnected the tower to the refrigerator?

    I am hopeful that we can use the existing kegerator.
    Thanks for any help

    If you mean just to use a commercial Kegarator in your bar, the answer is yes, I have seen some members here that just adapted a commercial Kegerator instead of building your own as explained in this site. You should take a tour in the gallery section to find out some picture about it. I think it will be a matter of adapting your inner bar top the the height of your actual kegarator removing your tower, place a PVC extensión to the tower and reconnecting it in the bar top. I thnk you can find ideas here and in the photo gallery section.

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