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WAY WAY OT.... KEGORATOR
Posted by: blue hen ()
Date: April 04, 2021 07:41AM

Ok, so my partner and I turned one of the kitchens in my office (we had 2) into a bar room. I've built a nice 6-8 person bar.

My partner's wife splurged and ponied up and got us a Guinness kegorator. Fits a 1/2 keg and is on wheels.

THe model is a Beverage Air BM23B. Has anyone ever reversed the door sweep. Out of the box the door swings left to right with the hinges on the right side. We'd like to have it open from right to left. Seems like the hinges are attached to the door with bolts and adhesive. Its brand new, and before I get to prying wanted to check with the corvair community since these keg fridges are a natural fit for a diverse community of people who take refuge in garages, workshops and project spaces.

Hints, advice, tips and recommendations are greatly appreciated. Also know that both the manufacturer and retailer are closed over the holiday weekend.

And to those teetotalling fellow corvair enthusiasts, please take no offense, as I intend none, I respect everyone's individual decisions when it comes to beverages.

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Re: WAY WAY OT.... KEGORATOR
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: April 04, 2021 08:10AM

I haven't a drink in 34 years...gotta love the Kegerator!!!

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Re: WAY WAY OT.... KEGORATOR
Posted by: blue hen ()
Date: April 04, 2021 02:16PM

Phil, my bad, I should have just referred to it as a small commercial refrigeration unit.

BH

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Re: WAY WAY OT.... KEGORATOR
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: April 04, 2021 02:18PM

Kegs by any name...used to be a way of life!!!

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Re: WAY WAY OT.... KEGORATOR
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: April 04, 2021 03:37PM

I would suggest that maybe someone look at the "Paperwork" that came with the unit. Some might call them Instructions, or maybe even a User's Manual.confused smiley

Quite often refrigerators are designed with an option to reverse the doors which is frequently advertised on the packaging and within the paperwork.

Something else to consider would be to look at the top edge of the door and look for what may appear to be small plugs that might fill threaded holes for mounting hardware. In the event that the unit you have does have a reversible door, there is a good chance that you will see something to indicate mounting holes might be there.

With all this said, I did a quickie search for "Guinness Kegorator 1/2 keg" and found the following link which coincidentally is the same model you mentioned.
[www.kegerators.com]

I then looked at the Specifications and guess what I saw....eye popping smiley
Model: BM23B-GUIN
Guinness Nitro Stout Kegerator
Brand: Beverage-Air Kegerators
U system lever handle keg coupler
Temp Range: low 30's
(Single) One Tap Tower
Safety Rail
Stainless Steel Draft Beer Tower
Chrome Plated Tap Faucet
Double Gauge Gas Regulator
European "U" Keg Coupler
Plastic Drip Tray
Drip Tray (non-draining)
Includes a Tap Handle
Rolling Castors (included)
Converts into a Refrigerator (with included shelves)
UL approved
Black Door
Door is Reversible<---------------------------Look Here!
Includes Dispensing Components
Assembly Instructions (included)
Protective Keg Floor Plate
Weight: 167 lbs.
External Dimensions: 24''W x 37 1/2''H x 28 1/2''D


I genuinely hope this is of some assistance.smileys with beer

1962 95 F.C. Van
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe
1965 Monza Coupe
1965 Monza Convertible
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: WAY WAY OT.... KEGORATOR
Posted by: 2ragtops ()
Date: April 04, 2021 03:59PM

I haven't had a drink in 34 hours eye rolling smiley

Bob Bauer

Show-Me Corvairs

1966 Monza Convert 140 P/G with A/C, plastic wheel with tele-column am-fm posi-traction

1965 Corsa Coupe Crown V8 temporarily red lined for repair
House Springs, Missouri

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Re: WAY WAY OT.... KEGORATOR
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: April 04, 2021 04:04PM

Made me laugh Bob!!! `;~}}

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Re: WAY WAY OT.... KEGORATOR
Posted by: ingraham ()
Date: April 04, 2021 04:06PM

Hurry up. Wednesday is National Beer Day.

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Re: WAY WAY OT.... KEGORATOR
Posted by: idiyaught ()
Date: April 04, 2021 04:41PM

Flip the fridge upside down then the door will open the other way.

John Oostdyk
Thornhill, Ont
63 Rampy
65 Greenbrier
64 Convertible

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Re: WAY WAY OT.... KEGORATOR
Posted by: chris ()
Date: April 06, 2021 05:32AM

ingraham Wrote:
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> Hurry up. Wednesday is National Beer Day.

Well thanks for mentioning it! And blue hen, this room you've created sounds very cool (I might be a tad jealous).

'66 Monza coupe
4 speed
140hp
Gardner, KS

Heart of America Corvair Owners Association

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Re: WAY WAY OT.... KEGORATOR
Posted by: blue hen ()
Date: April 06, 2021 03:09PM

I do have th manual and have been googling my tail off. JUst so everyone is aware I try to be self sufficient and figure things out before posting questios.

Turns out I need new hinge brackets. I'm getting the shipped. MY issue is there is a spring cartridge in the bottom of the door. This thing doesnt want to come out. I need to get it out and swap it for the flange/bushing in the top of the door. I dont want to destroy the thing. Ive replaced the spring cartridge in a True branded commercial refrigeration unit and it just unbolted and cam eout easily. this one is stubborn. I called the tech line and was told it should just pop out. Oh well.

Thanks for the help.

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Re: WAY WAY OT.... KEGORATOR
Posted by: idiyaught ()
Date: April 06, 2021 06:09PM

Looking at a picture of one, will you need a left hinged door so the lock and handle will be on the right?

John Oostdyk
Thornhill, Ont
63 Rampy
65 Greenbrier
64 Convertible

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