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Old 01-28-2013, 06:19 AM   #41
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They are called "Expo Neon" markers. My kids picked them up for me. Probably either at Michael's, Staples or Office Depot.

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Old 02-13-2013, 08:01 PM   #42
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Hey Jon, Really inspired by this upright keezer build. A couple of questions if you don't mind:

-Why do you have two CO2 lines and one mix coming into the keezer? You have an 8-way manifold for CO2 and and a 2-way for Mix but what is the extra line for? Beer Gun? Soda? Just curious.

-In my chest keezer I have three secondary gauges for providing different Vols of CO2. Would you have any recommendations on how to work those gauges into this design? I would think if you only put 4 kegs in the bottom row you could fit a bank of regulators on the lower left wall.

-Seems you could have 10 taps pouring out of this thing. Would you think two rows of 5 taps would work?

P.S. Been using the 462 for over a year now to control ferm temps. Just wired up my HLT burner with a solenoid and HSI. Using a HERMS coil in there and it works perfectly Loving the built in ignition control. Working on a stand build similar to yours too. =)

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Old 02-14-2013, 05:31 PM   #43
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-Why do you have two CO2 lines and one mix coming into the keezer? You have an 8-way manifold for CO2 and and a 2-way for Mix but what is the extra line for? Beer Gun? Soda? Just curious.
I use the extra line for several things. Mostly to force carb at a different pressure, or if I needed to serve at a different pressure. Just added flexibility...

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-In my chest keezer I have three secondary gauges for providing different Vols of CO2. Would you have any recommendations on how to work those gauges into this design? I would think if you only put 4 kegs in the bottom row you could fit a bank of regulators on the lower left wall.
If you do a wood frame shelf support, you could probaby mount the regulators vertically to one of the front legs. I personally like them outside of the fridge.

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-Seems you could have 10 taps pouring out of this thing. Would you think two rows of 5 taps would work?
Sure, 5 per row would work. You need to put them through the wall where the inside shelf has a flat spot for mounting though. If you use the position I used for one row, that will put your second row about 12" above the first (or below if you wanted to go that direction). I've now found that going to 8 taps that I'm keeping some beers on longer than I would like. Just not going through enough beer consistently.
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Thanks Jon! I guess more taps isn't always better.

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Old 03-05-2013, 12:32 AM   #45
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This message was received via PM, but I'm posting the response here for others.

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I absolutely love this build and I am going to copy it almost exactly. I bought the newer version of this freezer and am unsure about where I can drill the holes for the CO2 lines. It looks like yours are just above the part that sticks out at the bottom on the right (as you are facing from the door. Do you think I can drill in the same place?
I would think you could drill there, but not having seen your freezer, I really can't say.

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Can I just run the tubing through without the 90 deg stainless pieces?
The use of the SS tubing was two-fold. First was to have a hard-line through the freezer wall so that there wouldn't be any problems with the line getting cut, kinked, etc. The second goal was to have the 90 degree bend which significantly minimizes the required space between the freezer and the wall.

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Is it better to drill the holes for the shanks from the inside or outside?
Holes were drilled from both the inside and the outside. I first drilled a pilot hole all the way through, then I drilled the larger holes from both sides. I used a drill guide to make sure I was drilling perpendicular to the surface.

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Any tips on drilling the pool balls to fit the tappers?

Thanks a lot. I can't wait to get started.

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I bought the balls pre-drilled off of ebay.

Post pics when you're done. I'd love to see it.
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I removed the shroud at the bottom and took a picture. Am I right in assuming all of the coils are contained right here and I can drill anywhere above the shroud?

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I removed the shroud at the bottom and took a picture. Am I right in assuming all of the coils are contained right here and I can drill anywhere above the shroud?
Maybe... possibly. Without inspecting the unit, I can't tell you for sure where you can drill. You'll need to figure that out. Usually though, the back wall above the coils is pretty safe.
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After I removed the shroud and checked where all the lines are going I turned on the freezer and am fairly confident that the hot side coils are only in the sides of the freezer so drilling through the back on this model should be fine. I'll post how it turns out. I used this one:

http://www.sears.com/kenmore-elite-2...9&blockType=G9

One more question Jon. Where did you find the 90 deg tail pieces in stainless?

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One more question Jon. Where did you find the 90 deg tail pieces in stainless?

Thanks.
The 90 degree SS tail pieces were from kegworks and the 90 degree SS tubing going thru the back wall was from Brewers Hardware.
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Thats really nice. Love the pool ball tap handles.

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