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US Sankey Kegerator Conversion Kit Instructions


C240 Kegerator Conversion Kit

Get to know your conversion kit

  1. Faucet handle
  2. Chrome faucet head
  3. Shank
  4. Hex nut assembly
  5. Black rubber washer
  6. Beer line
  7. US Sankey coupler
  8. Air line
  9. Double gauge CO2 regulator
  10. 5-pound tank (empty)

Instructions for installation

Kegerator conversion kits are an easy and cost effective way to get the beer flowing at home. Follow these simple instructions for converting your fridge or freezer and you'll be enjoying cold and delicious draft in no time.

For a more visual tutorial, you can view our detailed instructional video.


Tools you'll need

  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • Screwdriver
  • Wrench
  • Spray foam (optional)

Step 1
Drill a 7/8", 15/16" or 1" hole in the door or sidewall of your refrigerator for the faucet (B) / shank (C); do not drill into the back wall of the refrigerator.

Step 2
Insert the shank (C) through the hole that you just drilled (from the outside) and secure it with a brass lock nut; the black plastic piece goes on the outside to help cover up the hole you made.

Step 3
Attach the chrome faucet head (B) to the shank (C).

Step 4
Insert the black rubber washer (E) into the hex nut assemblies (D) on both ends of the beer line jumper (F).

Step 5
Fasten the hex nuts (D) to the back of the shank (C) and the top of the keg coupler (G).

Step 6 (optional)
If you want to keep your CO2 tank (J) outside of the fridge, drill a 3/4" or 7/16" hole into the side of the refrigeration unit for the air line (H) to go through and caulk or seal the hole as necessary.

Step 7
Take the air line (H) and press one end over the nipple sticking out of the keg coupler (G); Fasten the line (H) down with a screw clamp.

Step 8
Press the other end of the air line (H) over the nipple on your regulator (I) and secure it with a screw clamp.

Step 9
Place your keg in refrigerator and let it settle for a few hours before tapping to avoid excessive foam.

Step 10
Connecting the gas regulator and tapping your keg.


  • Place a NEW fiber washer or nylon washer inside the coupling nut of the regulator (I) and screw the nut to the cylinder valve outlet (some regulators may already have a built-in "O" ring in the regulator stem. In these cases, a CO2 washer is not necessary but as the ring wears, a new ring or CO2 washer will be needed)
  • Tighten with a wrench; make sure that it's really tight, as this is the spot where most air leaks occur
  • Turn the shut-off valve at the base of the regulator (I) to the "OFF" position (horizontal)
  • Open the drum cylinder valve (the large screw on the face of the regulator) all the way out
  • Turn adjusting screw clockwise until correct pressure is indicated on gauge (approximately 10-12 PSI)
  • Attach keg coupler (G) to your keg
    1. Make sure the faucet handle (A) is pushed back to the "OFF" position
    2. Place the tap into the barrel fitting ad turn it clockwise until it's secure
    3. Depress the handle to tap the keg
  • Open the valve on your CO2 tank (J) all the way
  • Pressurize the keg by placing the handle of the shut-off valve on the regulator (I) in the "OPEN" position (straight up and down)

Congratulations! You're now ready to pour your first glass of delicious draft beer from your very own kegerator.


Kegerator Tips and Tricks

  • If your barrel has been handled a great deal or has warmed up, it may take several hours to settle down and cool
  • Draft beer should be stored and dispensed at 36-40° F
  • Open the beer faucet quickly and fully; opening the faucet halfway will cause foam
  • When you have filled the glass, close the faucet quickly
  • You must keep your beer system CLEAN for best results - purchase a Beer Line Cleaning Kit and clean your beer lines after every keg to keep your beer flowing well and tasting great.

Regulator Tips and Tricks

  • Regulators are easily damaged if dropped or handles improperly
  • Never oil a regulator
  • Always clean a new CO2 cylinder outlet; open the valve slightly to remove dirt, dust or oil before connecting the regulator
  • Caution: Never use your system without a CO2 regulator that's designed for dispensing draft beer. It is equipped with the correct safety device that is required.