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Old 08-28-2012, 09:59 PM   #21
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Really, can a cockroach get to the tap? They fly, but they're not acrobats. How are one of those suckers going to land on the parts that beer touches? All over the outside of the fridge sure, but I can't see them scaling the stainless steel faucet to drink the sweet sweet nectar itself...

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Old 08-28-2012, 10:00 PM   #22
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Awesome project by the way. I'm contemplating a fermentation/lagerater keezer and would love to go upright, but they are quite a bit more expensive unfortunately.

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Old 08-30-2012, 02:05 AM   #23
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Never mind what I said about the coils - I felt the side of the freezer and it was warm. I think I'll be doing the corn starch test after all.

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Thanks for the reply yesterday about the shelf...the wheels are turning and I am figuring out how to put 2 shelves in there. I will post pics whenever i get to this prohect. The sides of my freezer are pretty darn warm also, best of luck with finding them.

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I know this is a older thread however what did you use to connect your 1/4 OD tubing to the 1/4 OD barbed fitting on the Liquid out fitting? I am trying to do something similar for a portable setup but am having issues with this connection.

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I know this is a older thread however what did you use to connect your 1/4 OD tubing to the 1/4 OD barbed fitting on the Liquid out fitting? I am trying to do something similar for a portable setup but am having issues with this connection.
Originally I used a heat gun, it was a real pain and it took a long time and a number of unsuccessful attempts before I got a couple of them on.

But for the last one I made I used an MFL-type disconnect like here:


with a John Guest fitting (P/N: MI4508F4S) shown here:


It works perfectly. I also like the fact that you can just pop the hose right back out for cleaning etc.

I think I bought the fitting here:
http://www.rosystems.com/mm5/merchan...femaleadapters
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Great idea using the push connectors!

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Here are some more up-to-date pics:













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Originally I used a heat gun, it was a real pain and it took a long time and a number of unsuccessful attempts before I got a couple of them on.

But for the last one I made I used an MFL-type disconnect like here:


with a John Guest fitting (P/N: MI4508F4S) shown here:


It works perfectly. I also like the fact that you can just pop the hose right back out for cleaning etc.

I think I bought the fitting here:
http://www.rosystems.com/mm5/merchan...femaleadapters

Gotcha, I have not connected all my fittings yet but what I have that might remedy this is a second push fitting that goes from 1/4" OD to 3/8" OD the 1/4" ID product hose I have says it is 3/8" OD so we will see. Thanks again though for the fast response on a old thread!
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