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Soda Machines

By flashinstinct

4 years ago

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  • Latest reply 4 years ago by Vic_Camp
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    #1 4 years ago

    Just wondering how much electricity these monsters suck on a monthly basis? Anyone know? If anyone Ontario or Quebec has one for sale, trying to surprise the Miss with it for her Bday... next week :S


    #2 4 years ago

    Mine runs me about $20 a month.... Its a Dixie Narco from the late 80s, 5 selection 150 can machine. I imagine the newer ones do a bit better on efficiency.

    #3 4 years ago

    Whoa that's some serious $$$ per year. Not sure if I want to pay $240 bucks per year to keep pop cold considering that a regular fridge cost about $50 to run year long.

    #4 4 years ago

    To be fair, my compressor has a slow leak and it needs refilled yearly. So it kicks on more than it should be. it is freaking difficult to find someone that services soda machines in rural Wisconsin. Even at 20-ish per month, it is worth it.... It is one of the "final touches" on my gameroom that I love. I customized mine a bit too...


    #5 4 years ago

    I've got 2 of them plus a vintage soda fountain running in The Hot Rod Grille. I've never worried about what it costs, because it's hard to put a price tag on "cool"! Folks love to take a dime from the cup on top of the machine and get a cold drink. When was the last time you were able to slide a bottle through the rails and pull it out of a vintage pop machine? For me, it was this morning!

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    #6 4 years ago

    anyone in Ontario or Quebec have one of these for sale?

    #7 4 years ago

    I love mine and could care less what the cost to run it is. Infact I think it's the best thing I ever bought for the gameroom. Its great to offer someone a cold drink while we talk and play pinball.

    John P. Dayhuff
    Battle Creek, Mi.

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    #8 4 years ago

    Don't know what it costs to run, but I know it isn't that much. My electric bill certainly isn't $20/month more than it was before I got my Coke machine.


    #9 4 years ago

    At some point I hope to have a vintage coke machine in the basement, so I would be interested in knowing the electricy bill or wattage usage on the older style machines.

    #10 4 years ago

    test.jpgI turn mine on if we have people over... grilling etc.

    #11 4 years ago

    I love vending. All my money\space goes to pins now but eventually I want a plain old Dixie Narco 80's Coke machine. The big ugly boxy ones that were everywhere. They're so nostalgic!

    #12 4 years ago

    Oh yeah, I was going to say that a machine in good condition kept inside an air conditioned home should not be very expensive at all to run.

    It must be insulated well, good seals, proper refrigerant levels, and the compressor needs to be able to ventilate heat away.

    #13 4 years ago

    Can you put cans in the old style machines with the slim vertical glass doors ?


    #14 4 years ago

    image.jpgThis is what I have.
    I don't think we could live without it. It costs about $10 a month.

    #15 4 years ago

    image.jpgNot sure what it cost to run. I only plug it in when people are over but it looks great and the bottles get super cold.

    #16 4 years ago

    For those who have a soda machine, how many amps do they draw?

    #17 4 years ago

    One of my childhood favorites was the Orange Whip. When I was a kid they had these at a movie theater or ice cream fountian.


    #18 4 years ago
    Quoted from TonyH:

    image.jpg Not sure what it cost to run. I only plug it in when people are over but it looks great and the bottles get super cold.

    Can you put cans in yours...talkinag about regular beer and tall boy cans?

    #19 4 years ago

    I was at a friends house and he has this soda machine..does anyone know what the current market price is?
    What year was this made?
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