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Old 01-05-2006, 04:58 PM   #1
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I just got my hands on a 1 year old refridgerator that is going to replace my old Kegerator. The dilema that I am having is whether or not to install my 3 taps on the front door or the side of the fridge. I have tap handles that are pretty tall. If I want to put them on the front door, then they will be high and block the freezer door. If I move them down then it does not look right. So now I am contemplating puting them on the side of the fridge. Any comments?



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Old 01-05-2006, 05:09 PM   #2
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Seems like side of the fridge could work well in some aspects, such as the one you mention plus the fact that you could use the door shelves for bottles, yeast, and such without interference.



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Old 01-05-2006, 05:14 PM   #3
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If you want to keep the long taps, I would put them on the side. I think blocking the freezer would start to be a pain after a while. Other alternative would be to get the shorter black generic taps. You could get them pretty high in the door and still not block the freezer door. This is the way I'll be going, when I put my taps in.

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I do have the black tap handles as well. I was also thinking that by putting them on the side of the fridge I would not have to mess with hoses attached to the door every time I open it......which really would not be that often.

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Do you think if you drill holes from the fridge up to the freezer and running them that way, and cranking the cold air to divert to the fridge?

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Do you think if you drill holes from the fridge up to the freezer and running them that way, and cranking the cold air to divert to the fridge?
I like the idea, but the only problem I see with that is I cannot control the freezer temp. It is not a very classy fridge. I would worry about the beer freezing in the line in the freezer,
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I like the idea, but the only problem I see with that is I cannot control the freezer temp. It is not a very classy fridge. I would worry about the beer freezing in the line in the freezer,
Just as long as you get that rubber pipe wrap your lines wont freeze. Its the same stuff they put on the pipes of off grade houses so they wont freeze. Just a suggestion
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Just as long as you get that rubber pipe wrap your lines wont freeze. Its the same stuff they put on the pipes of off grade houses so they wont freeze. Just a suggestion
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watch when you drill into fridges because sometime there are coils that may run on the side of them.
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the side thing would work. i kinda like the idea of not having to struggle with feed lines when you open the fridge door.

i'm having to find a way to use some taps m/ wife got me for Christmas. they're too tall and don't shut off because they hit the freezer door at the top of the handle. i've been looking for some 1/4" spacers, but haven't had any luck......



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