View Full Version : Ever owned a pop machine?

10-19-2005, 08:19 PM
I always wanted to get one ever since I bought the house. Just thought it would be cool to have outside by the garage. Well I never had 2 or 3 hundred just to blow on one, so I never did. Well now one has fallen into my lap for about 50 bucks so i snagged it up.

I was wandering if anyone has ever kept one outside during the winter.
How do these things hold up without regular service. Are they self sufficient or what. Any good advice. I really dont have room for it in the garage so it will propably be outside all the time.

It seems to cool pretty well. It is the older glass bottle style. I hope to stock wit pop or bottled water and such if possible.

Below is a picture very similiar to the one that is being delivered to me Saturday.

Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.


10-19-2005, 08:44 PM
Stock it with beer.

10-20-2005, 05:19 AM
I've worked on the refrigeration systems in a lot of these machines. If the charge is right and you keep the condenser coil clean it should work fine in a cold environment. Going from summer to winter it's critical that the charge is on the nuts.

Rain Man
10-20-2005, 07:19 AM
Man. You're living my dream. I've always wanted to have my own soda machine, though I admit that I'd rather have a fountain.

10-22-2005, 10:09 PM

Damn. You lucky bastard.

10-22-2005, 10:22 PM
that is really neat. i wonder if you could stick your pc in it for overclocking? actually just put the board in the cooler section... where can i get one of those?

10-22-2005, 11:47 PM
Alright here it is. Just got it today. 40$ :p My buddy is standing near it to show its relatively small size. It is made for the smaller bottles, but I took the shelves out and removed some screws and now it works with the bigger bottles.

I am getting ready to stock it with Icehouse beer and some Fitz's pop.

I even got on here and printed out some Icehouse beer labels from google to go over top of the mountain dew and diet pepsi labels that are above each opening in the door.

10-26-2005, 04:27 PM
dude I got a old coca cola machine that takes dimes. It has been restored though, they are cool machines

10-26-2005, 04:29 PM
The pictures were taken may 31st, 1999?

10-26-2005, 10:38 PM
The pictures were taken may 31st, 1999?
To get a soda/time machine for $40 is a great deal.

10-26-2005, 10:57 PM
The pictures were taken may 31st, 1999?

Apparently, there's some overlap between people who buy soda machines for personal use and those who suck at technology.

10-26-2005, 11:16 PM
The pictures were taken may 31st, 1999?

Just too lazy to reset the date every time I recharge batteries.

PS. Went to Pepsi Cola Bottling today and they are getting me a key for it free of charge, since it didnt come with one.

My Dad came over and we tore it apart. Took the three panes of glass out and windexed and scrubbed them clean from years od neglect.. Mounted a new flouresent bulb fixture behind the pepsi sign. It is now fully stocked with rootbeer, strawberry, orange, cherry, limeaid, bottled water and Ice House Beer.

Check out the extremely shiny glass door. You could barely see through it before. I changed the price to 50 cents a bottle also.
I also did google image searches for Icehouse and Rootbeer and such.
I then printed off labels and pasted them over the old mounatain dews and diet pepsi labels and such.

Ahh, the joy of cola.

http://www.planetuploads.com/uploaded/1130390450pepsi machine 013.jpg

10-26-2005, 11:21 PM
Was the Ice House cheaper than the pop?

10-26-2005, 11:26 PM
Ice House is the best...........No Budweiser here.

10-26-2005, 11:27 PM
Ice House is the best

You've been eating dog turds too long. It's clearly dulled your sense of taste.

10-27-2005, 08:00 AM
Icehouse? Ah God, the horror!

10-27-2005, 04:38 PM
Was the Ice House cheaper than the pop?

Back in Fall '99, Jerry's had it cheaper than bottled water.

10-27-2005, 05:39 PM
My mom bought a 12 pack of Icehouse 5 years ago. Its still sitting in her fridge. I asked her why she keeps it around. "It is for when people who drink come over and want a beer."

Cave Johnson
10-27-2005, 06:04 PM
Icehouse, that's the beer I drank in college because the alcohol content was higher. That, and regular beer was only 3.2%.

10-27-2005, 06:51 PM
My mom bought a 12 pack of Icehouse 5 years ago. Its still sitting in her fridge. I asked her why she keeps it around. "It is for when people who drink come over and want a beer."


Good god. The only thing we have to fear...is five-year-old Icehouse.

10-27-2005, 07:50 PM
Should be fine outside. I used to run a vending route, didn't have many outside, but Pepsi machines are normally designed for outdoor use.

10-29-2005, 03:03 PM
ok. This machine only seems to cool to about 40 -45 degrees. Not bad, but i figure come summertime this wont be cool enough.

Can I put a conversion kit to r-134 just like I did in my 92 lincoln. How do I know if this is acceptable.
Has anybody ever serviced on of these old machines?