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Old 03-06-2012, 02:56 AM   #131
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posting so I remember to use this in my tower......

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Old 03-12-2012, 02:40 PM   #132
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Somebody mentioned using a gel ice pack.

Does this work?

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Old 03-12-2012, 03:11 PM   #133
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does this work well? seems like the simplest solution.

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Old 03-21-2012, 08:36 AM   #134
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just received a kegerator as a gift going to do this soon!

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Old 03-21-2012, 08:57 AM   #135
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I have mine a full 30" per beer line, as deep as I could get in fridge all the way up to just below shanks. Copper pipes keeps tower nice and cool, but no sweating issue.

15 months later, this STILL works really well, no fan needed. Just remember heat rises, copper conducts, you want your pipes as low as possible to pull as much cold upward as possible, and 2 pipes are better than 1 large because it gives more surface area.
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:17 AM   #136
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I'm glad I found this post before I built my Danby Kegerator. I used 1/2 pipe, nice close fit to the tower hoses, then jacketed with foam plumbing tube inside the tower. Bundled with tie wraps, a nice snug fit that stays in the tower all by itself. Can't wait to try it out.

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Old 08-31-2012, 03:22 PM   #137
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A little spray foam insulation will glue those copper lines in place and add to the insulation value.

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Old 09-01-2012, 02:40 AM   #138
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Can't wait to do this on my keezer build.
Any idea that saves money on electricity is a great idea! Believe me, I need it, my two boys only know how to turn lights ON!!!!

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Old 11-03-2012, 05:58 PM   #139
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Default ...my copper pipe setup.

I'm a long time lurker on these forums, but decided to give a few pics of my recent "tower cooling" with copper. A little about my setup- My tower sits on top of a bar counter while the kegerator is below, so there is a gap of about 2" that I have foam insulation around. I've always had a problem with wild beer and always suspected it was a temperature issue since the tower got almost no cooling from the kegerator.

So... I found this forum and great suggestion on a Google search.


When I originally added the copper pipes, I had about 2" sticking into the fridge and the rest was in the tower. I found, however, that the temp of the copper in the tower was 10-15 degrees cooler than the fridge temperature. I then added a couple of t-joints and extended the pipe an additional 5" towards the back. The temperature of the copper inside the tower is now 2 degrees cooler than the fridge AND the copper did not take up more precious cargo space inside the kegerator. I also insulated the copper with foam noodle and 2 1/2" PVC pipe around the foam. All pieces were purchased for less than $20. Here are a few pics of my setup:











Goodbye wild, foamy pours. No more wasting the first 4 ozs off my tap!

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Old 11-04-2012, 04:25 AM   #140
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stenbough, Glad to see just the copper worked out for you. A lot less hassle than fans IMO.

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