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Old 08-14-2014, 05:37 PM   #1
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Default Kegerator safety

I bought my kegerator from walmart a while back and I am finally kegging my first brew so I am gettin ready to turn it on. I didn't want to put the kegerator directly on my carpet so I just tore the box apart and left the bottom of the box under the kegerator ( cardboard and styrofam) I was gonna buy a piece of wood or a plastic mat and put under it, but can I just leave the stryofoam and cardboard under it? Is that a fire hazard if the outside gets too warm?

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Old 08-14-2014, 07:10 PM   #2
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It's not going to get that warm.

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Old 08-14-2014, 07:12 PM   #3
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Looks like a Sanyo 4912 refer. The heat from it does not affect the bottom at all. I think you are good to go.

I would just use the cardboard or get the plastic mat you were thinking about.

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My keezer has always sat on the carpet. It doesn't give off enough heat to be concerned about. As long as all the bits underneath are tucked up under the fridge you're fine.

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Old 08-14-2014, 08:50 PM   #5
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I think you should put some plastic under it, spillage.

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Home Depot and Lowes make "washing machine" or "water heater" pans to collect accidental spillage from those things. Maybe you could get one of them to put under your kegerator?

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You'll be good..........( heat rises...)

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My only reason for having something under my keezer is to prevent the inevitable spills from rusting the keezer's feet and leaving marks on the carpet.

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Cheap throw rug works for that. I got one of those long doormat type of rugs to throw under mine. Drippy faucets don't hurt my feelings anymore.

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Cheap throw rug works for that. I got one of those long doormat type of rugs to throw under mine. Drippy faucets don't hurt my feelings anymore.
Mold is more of my concern than stains.
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