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Old 03-02-2011, 04:27 PM   #1
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I have decided to keep my co2 tank outside of my fridge due to space issues. My question is whether I can use some sort of plastic barb fitting through the wall of my fridge instead of using a stainless steel bulkhead to connect the co2 lines? I cannot imaging that the material of the fitting plays a roll when deal with gas but I wanted to double check before making any mistakes.

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Old 03-02-2011, 05:36 PM   #2
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I have decided to keep my co2 tank outside of my fridge due to space issues. My question is whether I can use some sort of plastic barb fitting through the wall of my fridge instead of using a stainless steel bulkhead to connect the co2 lines? I cannot imaging that the material of the fitting plays a roll when deal with gas but I wanted to double check before making any mistakes.
I don't think it would matter, but why not just drill a hole the same size as your gas line and run the line straight through with no extra hardware involved?
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I'm doing the same thing with mine, as far as I understand, you don't need something there, but you can if you want to. I was thinking of using something like this, http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...ducts_id=10234

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I don't think it would matter, but why not just drill a hole the same size as your gas line and run the line straight through with no extra hardware involved?
My main concerns are aesthetic and loss of cold air.


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I'm doing the same thing with mine, as far as I understand, you don't need something there, but you can if you want to. I was thinking of using something like this, http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...ducts_id=10234
I was trying to go without spending the extra money on shipping and stainless steel if it wasn't necessary
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:50 PM   #5
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Oversize the hole and put a grommet on both sides.

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I was trying to go without spending the extra money on shipping and stainless steel if it wasn't necessary
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Ahh, foam or silicone also.

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I drilled a hole just the size of the OD of my tube. Its a snug fit and I am not losing any significant amount of cold air through it. Try just drilling a hole and if you think you are losing cold air, caulk or put an o-ring on either side. You may be over-thinking this.

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