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RockfordWhite 03-06-2009 03:45 AM

CO2 Outside Chest freezer
I'm looking for any interesting and nice looking ways people have ran their CO2 from the outside of the fridge on a Chest freezer without a collar.... pictures or descriptions would be much appreciated

PintOfBitter 03-06-2009 03:50 AM

hmm mine's interesting - not nice. drilled some holes, ran the lines, jammed paper towels around the lines where they pass through the sharp cut edge... Hasty job.

Donner 03-06-2009 03:51 AM

without a collar might be tough. If you don't have a collar to drill through than you are probably left with going through the lid since there is most likely coolant lines in all the side walls. I could be wrong about that, though. Someone with more hands-on experience will probably chime in soon.

boogyman 03-06-2009 03:59 AM

I haven't done it, but it seems like you could go through a drain hole if the freezer has one.

RockfordWhite 03-06-2009 08:56 PM

yeah my drain hole is on the front...what i was thinking of doing was drilling a hole then run a compression fitting to a piece of copper or hose inside the lid that would run into the ceiling then into the distributor.... i need to test it to make sure it will hold the pressure before i start making holes...

Eddie1 04-16-2011 11:00 PM

I drilled 2 1 1/2 inch holes in the top for the beer and Co2 lines and caulked in two short pieces of PVC pipe with caps on the top with holes drilled in the caps for the lines to pass through.

tomasej 04-16-2011 11:26 PM

Just drill the hole and buy a grommet at Home Depot. Then run the hose through wherever you want. Rememebr to size up your hole after you buy the grommet so that it isn't too big. Bring some of whatever hose you are going to use with you to Home Depot make sure that it will go through snug.

D_Nyholm 06-28-2011 12:24 AM

A friend of mine did it with a fitting, similar to a shank. If I get a chance i'll ask him what it was, but I think he bought it at Austin Homebrew

dedhedjed 06-28-2011 01:47 AM

I notched the rubber seal between the body of the freezer and the lid. Just wide enough to run the line from the tank to the manifold. Did it on the back of the unit and the lid still closes and seals well.

D_Nyholm 06-28-2011 02:19 PM

Here it is:


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