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Old 03-13-2008, 12:00 AM   #1
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Default Almost finished 4912 Conversion!

Started converting my Sanyo 4912 last night and got up to having the hole in the top for the tower drilled and sealed. Just got all my equipment from Midwest and installed the tower and almost ready to go! Just two problems and i'm wondering if anyone can chime in about how to fix these. I had to take the door panel off (thought i might have been able to get away with out doing that) and now i can't figure out how to get the seal back on. Does everyone just cut the door panel out so the seal can stay screwed in or do they do something else to get the seal back on? My other question is about my tower. It came with the lines for the faucets but the connections are screw on. Obviously these don't match up with the quick disconnects on the kegs. So what do i have to do/buy/get to get these lines to link up with the kegs? (the kegs did come with picnic taps and lines connected to quick disconnects so you can hook the picnic taps to the kegs) Sorry if these are stupid questions but i'm not very handy when it comes to stuff like this! I'm surprised my kegerator actually turned out as well as it did! lol

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Lol. I also can't figure out how to get the lid off the kegs. Damn i must sound really stupid.

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You can get liquid out connectors that are threaded that should screw right onto the fitting of the beer line.
http://www.northernbrewer.com/pics/f...isconnects.jpg

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Lol. I also can't figure out how to get the lid off the kegs. Damn i must sound really stupid.
Pull the pressure release valve to let all the pressure out. If the keg is pressureized, you'll never get the lid off.
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Lol. I also can't figure out how to get the lid off the kegs. Damn i must sound really stupid.
Make sure to release any pressure in the keg with the pressure relief valve on the lid and then pull up on the lever on the keg lid. It should come off but you may have to tap the lid a bit. This may help >> http://www.pjmuth.org/beerstuff/Keg_lid.htm
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The end of your lines probably screw into ball valve disconnects (threaded flare, not barbed). You'll need the connectors to go between them and the keg.

There's a good basic diagram here:

http://www.kegkits.com/Merchant2/mer...tegory_Code=KP

To get the keg lid off, first pull the ring to release the pressure in the keg, then flip the bar on the lid. The bar will work as the handle to manipulate the lid out.

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Old 03-13-2008, 12:34 AM   #7
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Oh i got that. Those quick disconnects came with my picnic taps. The problem is the screw connects on the lines from the tower are WAY too big to fit on the disconnects. We're talking these screw on connects are almost as big as the quick disconnect themselves. Also what did you all do about the seal for the door? Did you all just cut the plastic for the door out to leave the seal screwed in or what?

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Also what did you all do about the seal for the door? Did you all just cut the plastic for the door out to leave the seal screwed in or what?
http://homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=19762&page=9
My conversion is halfway down the page. I cut out the panel, but left the edge with the screws and put a laminated panel behind it.
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Hmm. i was hoping i wouldn't have to cut that door panel out. Just in case i wanted to later put it back in (like if i decided to keep the CO2 tank outside).

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You can still keep the tank outside, but how are you gong to run the line into the fridge?

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