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Old 11-07-2012, 11:09 PM   #1
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I've decided that I'm going to install four taps on my beer fridge. After looking at all the hardware needed I'm not sure if I know what the hell I'm doing and am looking for a little advice.

Currently I have four pin lock kegs. I use two at a time now with a duel regulator system and picnic taps.

What I currently have picked out is as follows...

4x - 5-1/8" Shank with Faucet Assembly....do I need a nipple shank?
4x - Coupling Nut, Tail Piece Nipple , Washer for Beer Line
20' - 5/16" CO2 Pressure Hose - Red
2x - 2-way Manifold (for use on each regulator)
40' - 3/16" Beer Line Clear, Beer Hose

Am I missing anything? I'm looking at more beer hose than I probably need but wanted extra on each keg to limit the amount of foam, good or bad?

Thanks for any advice. I was looking at buying a kegerator, but the cheapest was 600 for two taps, this is half that and I get four.

Thanks again...

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You'd be surprised how short of a shank you can get away with using for modern fridges (only insulation in the door). I decided to put all four taps in the thinnest part of the door and 5 inches is plenty. I would say you have more than enough line to accomplish this task.

I would do some research and figure out how much line per psi you need to prevent foam. I think I run at 9-10 psi and use around 6 feet of beer line.

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You'd be surprised how short of a shank you can get away with using for modern fridges (only insulation in the door). I decided to put all four taps in the thinnest part of the door and 5 inches is plenty. I would say you have more than enough line to accomplish this task.

I would do some research and figure out how much line per psi you need to prevent foam. I think I run at 9-10 psi and use around 6 feet of beer line.
Thanks for the reply...I have the hardware ordered...this time next week I should be good. Painting the fridge this weekend with chalkboard paint before installing the taps
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