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stapuff
07-15-2004, 11:56 AM
I have a kegerator and got a crazy idea. My kegerator is a full size side by side fridge with 5 lb C02 tank, dual gauge regulator, and the pipes and fittings to send the beer to the tap through a hole in the fridge door. I was thinking I could get a new CO2 regulator that could give the ~10PSI to the keg for beer and then have another regulator plus all the assorted equipment, pipes and fittings with a cold water supply line to dispense a carbonated beverage from a BIB syrup.

I was thinking about buying a cheap old 4 tap soda fountain off ebay and working with those parts to put a tap in my kegerator along side my beer. What special parts are needed? A pump? How does the C02, water and syrup all mix together? Is there a website for crazy people like me that want to make a homemade soda fountain?

oops, dont have the picture. will post later.

[ 07-15-2004, 10:57 AM: Message edited by: stapuff ]

Bash125
07-15-2004, 03:39 PM
You may want to look into getting a Coca-Cola Breakmate these came out in the mid-80s. They are still readily availible second hand on ebay or dealers.

http://www.mrbreakmate.com/cpi/html/basics.html

I bought mine off of ebay for $250. I did have to replace a water inlet part was $5 and about 1 hour of work. Also I had to by a large CO2 tank and regulator and adapter (about $65 for the adapter) (the original used a small CO2 tank that only breakmate dealers could/can fill)

If you still want a full size fountain go here.

http://www.thesodafountain.com/forum.php

[ 07-15-2004, 02:41 PM: Message edited by: Bash125 ]

Shatter
07-16-2004, 01:42 AM
Hey, that Breakmate dealer has Fanta Ginger Ale for sale! Cool!