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Old 01-12-2009, 12:47 AM   #1
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I was thinking about the CO2 bottle inside or outside the fridge option and got to wondering. Is there a way to put some kind of quick disconnect fittings on the fridge rather than cutting a hole and feeding a hose through?

It would be nice to set the bottle down and connect it to a fitting on the side of the fridge. Would make it nice and pretty too.

Does anyone even make something like that?

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Old 01-12-2009, 02:39 PM   #2
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I like the way this guy did his. I'm going to do something similar. I'll just be using barbs though, and maybe some swivel nut/flare fittings

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Old 01-12-2009, 07:46 PM   #3
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I had the same arrangement, 1/4" copper pipe through the wall with a shutoff valve and disconnect. The inside line ran to the door where the secondary regulators and manifolds were mounted.

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Is there any worry of hitting a coolant line in the sidewall of the fridge? I just killed a upright freezer in that manner, and now I'm nervous about drilling the side of my new(old) fridge.

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Old 01-12-2009, 08:51 PM   #5
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I have a bulkhead on my freezer lid. Write-up is here: Wort-O-Matic: Custom Draft Tower and Kegerator
Photo is about half-way down, parts list and # is in a link at the bottom.
I use push-connect fittings, so my fitting is a little different, but just another idea to think about.

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Old 01-12-2009, 09:45 PM   #6
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That's just what I had in mind! Something where you could just disconnect and reconnect the CO2 from the outside of the fridge without having to go inside or having a hose hanging off.

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