Saturday, November 27, 2010

Vintage Refrigerator Kegerator Conversion

In the process of getting ready for brewing a batch of beer, I've decided to set up a kegerator/keezer/fermentation chamber. My parents contributed a 5 cubic foot freezer and my father in law contributed a 50's vintage General Electric refrigerator. In the future, I will have articles on the conversion of both of these items, but for now here are some pictures of the GE refrigerator in the as found condition with a ball lock keg for scale.



7 comments:

  1. nice blog - i found this doing a search for GE Refrigerator 1950 pics. i do a little work restoring these old refrigerators. Kegerator looks like its coming along nicely! What will you do with the removed shelves? I could really use them and would pay $$. Please send an email about them and I'll watch for blog updates. JG

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  2. I'm sure we could work something out. I left the fridge in a barn out at my in-laws place, but I will be going to get it sometime soon. I'll let you know.

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  3. Did you ever sell the shelves? If not, I'd be very interested! Thanks MR

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  4. Did you finish your conversion? I have a similar Hotpoint and wanted to know what size shank you used through the door.Thanks!

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  5. I found this site while trying to determine the value of my parents' 1948 Westinghouse 7 cu ft refrigerator. I found one site that shows the value of unrestored refrigerators but they don't list a Westinghouse, so my dad's insurance company will not pay (the house was flooded).
    Do you know of any sites that might be able to give me a value?

    Thanks

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  6. I have the same general electric refrigerator and in the process of converting it to a kegerator.The one I have looks like yours can not find the model number to get parts.Can you help under the refrigerator there is a sticker that has a number it reads Type RC-6-191.Then another number I think for the moter or Refrigerant AC-62-CA16 NO.J1008-56 that all I have can you help.Big_Ski00

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  7. I have exact fridge with AC-62-CA16 markings on the motor chassis. Is it approx. 24" wide X 55" tall"? I have been searching for parts and info myself. Even the GE/HotPoint historical tech rep can't help. My controller is bad have many people looking,or making suggestions but have come up with a viable sub.

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