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Old 05-02-2011, 03:26 PM   #1
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Default A built-it-yourself tap tower out of PVC?

I thought I saw a thread on here with a how-to and pictures of someone who built a tower out of PVC, then spray painted it black.

Am I crazy, or does someone know what I"m talking about?

I want to convert a dorm fridge on an extreme budget. I know I'd have to buy a tower shank and a faucet, and I assume some spray-in insulation for the ghetto tower. But a few pictures of someone else who did it would be very nice!

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Old 05-02-2011, 03:34 PM   #2
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U mean something like this?



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Old 05-02-2011, 03:35 PM   #3
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-so-easy-anyone-can-do-tower-build-233370/

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Not a lot to it. Figure out where you want the holes, and drill. Add a cap and a mounting flange. I wrapped the inside with a thin piece of flexible foam to keep in the cool. If it is hot out, I take the cap off and put in a baggie of ice.









(The new BYO has a remarkably similar design in it)

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Not a lot to it. Figure out where you want the holes, and drill. Add a cap and a mounting flange. I wrapped the inside with a thin piece of flexible foam to keep in the cool. If it is hot out, I take the cap off and put in a baggie of ice.







Yeah, that's the one I was thinking of! I'd paint it black, like this picture from Bradsul's gallery:
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Yeah, that's the one I was thinking of! I'd paint it black, like this picture from Bradsul's gallery:
Getting that plastic paint to stick can be a problem. Might want to rough up the plastic surfaces with some fine steel wool or something similar.
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krylon makes a spray paint for plastic and it works pretty well. Roughing up the surface isn't a bad idea though.

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krylon makes a spray paint for plastic and it works pretty well. Roughing up the surface isn't a bad idea though.
+1 you want to get plastic primer and rough up the plastic with some green scrubby stuff. It doesn't take much, just make sure to get it all rough.
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