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russekc 11-07-2012 07:34 PM

DIY tap towers? (not PVC)
 
I have seen several DIY towers made of PVC, but has anyone seen a tower DIY'd out of square metal tubing? Or anything else for that matter. I am looking for something a little more unique.

I am considering making one out of 4" square tubing. I would basically weld a T together, and have two faucets on my horizontal piece. For insulation, I would run the lines, and then fill the void with spray foam insulation. I am just kicking some ideas around and wondered whether anyone has seen anything similar.

Your thoughts, HBT?

Clonefan94 11-07-2012 07:37 PM

If you aren't looking for that chrome or stainless look, I would think wood would be the easiest to work with if you are going for a squared off look.

jeepinjeepin 11-07-2012 07:42 PM

I would skip the spray foam and go with black foam pipe insulation.

russekc 11-07-2012 07:45 PM

My last keezer had a lot of woodwork. For this one I am looking for a more industrial look. Wood is still an option though.

russekc 11-07-2012 07:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeepinjeepin (Post 4567325)
I would skip the spray foam and go with black foam pipe insulation.

I thought of this too, but I figured spraying foam inside the tubing might be easier and insulate better.

maverick9862 11-07-2012 07:51 PM

I just recently made a two tap tower out of a ceramic beer stein. Check my profile for a thread called "DIY Kegerator: beer fridge furniture". Let me know if you're interested and i'll provide details.

Edit:
Now I'm in front of a decent computer and can do more than direct to my recent thread

http://cdn.homebrewtalk.com/images/1...hole-57060.jpg

http://cdn.homebrewtalk.com/images/1...rnal-57059.jpg

Used ceramic drill bits to cut holes for the shanks and beer lines (in the bottom). Spray foam insulation. DIY brass flange. There are a few other pro-tips I can outline later.

russekc 11-07-2012 08:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by maverick9862 (Post 4567356)
I just recently made a two tap tower out of a ceramic beer stein. Check my profile for a thread called "DIY Kegerator: beer fridge furniture". Let me know if you're interested and i'll provide details.

That is amazing. I really like the look of that. I may hit you up if I decide to do something like that.

jeepinjeepin 11-07-2012 08:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by russekc
I thought of this too, but I figured spraying foam inside the tubing might be easier and insulate better.

It would insulate better but when you need to change a line it would be a major pain.

Edit: unless you run stainless lines down the tower and connect your beer line below the tower.


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