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Old 07-04-2014, 05:08 AM   #21
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OK, last time. "What we got here is a failure to communicate" (Cool Hand Luke, 1967). If you really don't understand how these things work you had best just use the device exactly as called for by the manufacturer with exactly the parts supplied. Otherwise you could end up with an unregulated pressure vessel between your legs. I would not consider sink cabinet doors adequate protection.

That said, if I were going to do this I would rig up some way for the beer faucet to activate a solenoid valve to serve as the cold water supply valve that feeds the tank. There can be no restriction in the beer faucet Perhaps a tiny magnet inside the faucet and a reed switch just outside but hidden by the tower. The switch and magnet must operate a boiling temperatures. Use a 12VDC NC valve powered by an NEC Class 2 wall wart plugged into the garbage disposer receptacle. This would be a lot of work, probably require machining some special parts, probably destroy the original functionality of the faucet and tower, probably leak, etc.

Another option would be to mount the entire tower on some type of pivot so when you pull on it a switch is activated under the sink and opens the solenoid valve. Unless you were very clever, this second method would almost certainly allow water to leak from the sink deck into the cabinet below.

As in a earlier post, why bother?

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Old 07-06-2014, 09:01 PM   #22
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I'm going to suggest not trying what you are attempting to try, based on our conversations. I am also bailing out of this thread as I don't want to be named in the lawsuit when your wife has to get skin grafts from an exploding hot water tank. Mount this thing per the manufacturer's directions and come up with some other fun way to keep the wife happy with the kegerator.

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Old 07-06-2014, 09:17 PM   #23
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I'm going to suggest not trying what you are attempting to try, based on our conversations. I am also bailing out of this thread as I don't want to be named in the lawsuit when your wife has to get skin grafts from an exploding hot water tank. Mount this thing per the manufacturer's directions and come up with some other fun way to keep the wife happy with the kegerator.

My thoughts exactly!

To the OP:
Maybe your wife likes sodas such as homebrewed ginger ale, or just seltzer water for mixers. Those could be dispensed from your kegerator and she gets to pull the handle. She can also pour your beers.

Stay safe and healthy, and don't fool around with scalding hot water!
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