Home Soda Fountains
Next to a small bar and beer kegerator, a soda fountain is the next item most people consider when setting up a nice game room. And no wonder why. Walk into any fast food restaurant and there sits a soda machine, waiting to fill and refill your cup with a seemingly endless supply of soda.
Soda fountains are great you just walk up and refill your glass again and again. And a fountain can save you money in the long run too. Soda syrup is typically sold in 5 gallon BIB boxes in the $35 - $45 range and since most soda syrups mix is 1:5, or 1 part syrup to 5 parts water a BIB box can easily make 35 gallons of soda. And at the high range, that translates into a savings of $85 per BIB box of soda.
Heres the math:
5 gallons at a mix ratio of 1:5 = 35 gallons of
Or looking at this for a family who drinks 3 cases of soda a week:
Cost per can retail = $0.35 (based on local on
But a soda fountain is just the end delivery point of a much more complex system. Ive lost count of the times someone has called the shop with something along the lines of I just bought a soda dispenser for $200 and I need the hoses to hook it up. Then he will get sticker shock when I quote another $600 - $900 worth of racks, pumps, tubing, etc , depending if he wants new or refurbished equipment. And after he gets over his sticker shock, then I explain that even with all of this stuff I cant guarantee that his prize $200 dispenser will work because I dont know what condition it is in!
If you are really interested in installing your own home soda fountain than its always best to walk past that $200 flea market deal unless you have a real in depth understanding of the machines and how they work. You are always better off buying a complete package from a reputable dealer like Mark Powers and Company. The overall cost will be less and the install will be relatively painless. We offer a broad selection of new and like new refurbished machines & accessories.
Answer a few questions about your install to make sure we include the right equipment and accessories and we can ship a ready to install package all shrink wrapped onto one pallet. The pallet will contain all of the parts you need down to the Oetiker clamps used on the tubing. We offer a full line of refurbished soda dispensers, carbonator pumps and CO2 regulators that can save you additional money.
At a minimum, you will need the following for a home installed soda fountain.
The Soda Fountain the part you see
Plus you will need to supply:
A dedicated 20 amp circuit for power
Please call us for a quote. We'll be happy to help.
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