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Old 08-03-2006, 04:03 AM   #1
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I am in the beginning stages of planning a chest freezer kegerator. I converted an upright fridge a few years ago, but have a question about chest freezers. I know the walls of chest freezers have freon lines, but do the tops? I'm guessing that they don't, as all I have seen are plastic hinges holding the tops on.

I am assuming the tops of chest freezers are just sheet metal, foam, and plastic and I should be safe to drill anywhere on top for the tower installation.

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You would be correct. No refrigerant lines in the lid of a chest freezer, just a metal outer skin, an plastic inner liner with some type of foam insulation sandwiched in between.

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Most examples I've seen of people who converted Chest freezers added collars to them and ran taps throught there. I guess alot of chest freezers aren't tall enough for the kegs and hoses to all fit in well.

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