There are a lot of options out there for drip trays. This is
one that works great for both fridge kegerators and
especially chest freezer kegerators (keezers), since people
are leery of drilling into the side for fear of hitting a
cooling line. I know I didn't want to turn my new
keezer into a doorstop, so I did a little research online
and found the basis for this drip tray.
1. Find a drywall pan at your local hardware store.
Out of all the options, I liked the one from Menard's the
best. A lot of the pans are just folded with tack
welds to hold them in place, but the one at Menard's was
welded down the corners and had a better look. If you
can't find one locally, here's a link to one I found on
Amazon that looks similar to the ones I used:
MARSHALLTOWN The Premier Line 6396 14-Inch Heli-Arc Stainless Steel Mud Pan
2. Pick up some heavy-duty 1" wide magnetic tape. This
can be found at any hardware store or even at Wal-Mart.
In case you're wondering what I'm talking about, here's a
link to some on Amazon:
XFasten Flexible Magnetic Tape, 1-Inch x 10-Foot
3. Cut two strips of the magnetic tape the length of one of
the sides of the mud pan and stick them to the pan.
This will keep the drywall pan (drip tray) securely held to
the metal of your kegerator. The magnetic tape is nice
because you can remove the drip tray from the side of your
kegerator for easily dumping out beer and cleaning.
Congratulations! You've just built a cheap and easy
drip tray for your kegerator.