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jacksonbrown 04-20-2008 01:31 PM

Keeping te CO2 tank outside the fridge
 
I'm thinking about starting to keep my tank outside the Sanyo. With a dual regulator it's very crowded in there and makes it hard for me to check in the psi and make adjustments. I've seen photos of tanks on the outside and am wondering what I need to do to run the gas lines in?
Thanks as always!

homebrewer_99 04-20-2008 01:51 PM

I have mine inside, but I've seen several set-ups (pictures) of people drilling new access holes for the hose. Some will use the drain hole.

If I were to locate the tank outside I would run 1 line from the tank to the inside and then add a splitter inside to go to the 2 kegs...;) :D

brrman 04-21-2008 02:30 PM

Thats exactly what I have done. Splitter inside going to two kegs. Used the drain hole to lead the line outside to the CO2 tank

conpewter 04-21-2008 06:12 PM

I have a regular size fridge (freezer on top) and I could fit 6 cornies in it if I didn't have the Co2 tank in there.

Does anyone know how I can figure out where the coolant lines are in the walls so I can drill safely? I don't think there is a drain hole. Would it be better to somehow drill a hole in the floor where there are (probably) not coolant lines?

drunkatuw 04-21-2008 06:41 PM

I drilled two holes in my sanyo and have a 2-way manifold on the back of the fridge so I can force carb one at 30psi while the other stays around 10psi. With the tank outside the fridge it's also easier to adjust the regulator. And if my 5lb co2 tank is empty, I can hook up my 20lb until I get the 5lb filled again.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/...02_Custom_.JPG

scottfro 04-21-2008 06:55 PM

i saw someone using some sort of quick disconnect on their gas line. is there a special type recommended for gas?

Augie 04-21-2008 07:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drunkatuw
I drilled two holes in my sanyo and have a 2-way manifold on the back of the fridge so I can force carb one at 30psi while the other stays around 10psi. With the tank outside the fridge it's also easier to adjust the regulator. And if my 5lb co2 tank is empty, I can hook up my 20lb until I get the 5lb filled again.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/...02_Custom_.JPG

Did you have any issue drilling in the drip tray there? I just finished up my Sanyo kegerator but want to run my tank outside the fridge.

drunkatuw 04-21-2008 08:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Augie
Did you have any issue drilling in the drip tray there? I just finished up my Sanyo kegerator but want to run my tank outside the fridge.

Nope, I felt along the back of the hump and it's just a thin piece of plastic. A drill with a spade bit went right thru it.

BierMuncher 04-21-2008 08:11 PM

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drunkatuw, that looks familiar. :D


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tbulger 04-21-2008 08:22 PM

I just went through the drainhole in the back no drilling required. I love life with the tank outside the fridge.


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