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Old 08-20-2010, 05:20 PM   #11
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trying to see if this picture works...

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Old 08-20-2010, 05:32 PM   #12
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sorry its dark but here you can see where i put the whole in the top. the left side of the fridge is shown for reference, but it is basically in the dead center, a little bit back, and through one of the thinner, rounder stripes. I plan to enlarge it but probably just enough to be in between 2 of the thicker flatter stripes (in case those are lines or something)

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Old 09-06-2010, 08:00 PM   #13
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Just wondering if you were able to fit the 5lb Co2 tank and the 2 kegs in. I just want to double check before I order a 5lb tank. Thanks for the pictures. I hope your conversion is going well. Thank you for your help.

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Old 09-08-2010, 11:12 PM   #14
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sorry for the delay! I wanted to get some more pictures up but no time at the moment

In short, yes, everything fits! but just barely, and I did cut off the shelf ledges on both sides.
No lines hit and it works! As explained earlier i was careful about the top hole especially and still not sure where those lines are. The only other lines I saw were on the right side a little below where the light was- there are like 4 wires of different colors that run more or less vertically down from the thermostat/light hole, so just be sure not to dig in too far there when cutting off the ledges

Pics soon!

PS- best deal i could find on a CO2 tank if you havent ordered yet: $58 shipped
http://www.amazon.com/Carbon-Dioxide...3987516&sr=8-3

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Old 09-14-2010, 06:01 PM   #15
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has anyone else tried this? Also did the corn startch show any lines at all?

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Old 09-14-2010, 08:26 PM   #16
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corn starch did not show any lines when put on the top of the fridge... but didn't really expect it to work through the relatively thick plastic and such. As i said, I played it safe and only cut through one kind of ridge on the top so as not to test my luck. I will say that this fridge gets warm on its sides, so maybe that is where most of the lines are?

It was a fun project for me and I was able to swing it with very few legit tools so I'd say its very doable- cutting off the shelf ledges was the most tedious part

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Old 11-18-2010, 06:53 PM   #17
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Do you have any pictures of the final product? I am currently building my own home draft system with this fridge. When I cut through the freezer portion from the inside of the fridge I notice that behind the white plastic there was a very thin layer of what looked like aluminum foil. Could this foil layer be a way to cool the freezer. I assume it has not affected your system.

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Old 11-18-2010, 07:41 PM   #18
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jdurward- yes I guess I didn't mention the foil-like layer- I was worried at first but it has had no effect and my system is fully operational! It didn't appear to be too functional- just another lining on the freezer compartment I guess
I'll try to get some pictures up of my final product soon.
I still feel pretty lucky that I didn't encounter any lines or anything in the freezer portion and that's partly why I stuck with the smallest hole that seemed reasonably to squeeze 2 lines through.

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Old 02-19-2011, 07:58 PM   #19
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Just wondering if anyone had any problems when drilling through the top of the freezer compartment?

Also does anyone have a good place to find a double tapper tower?

Anyone have final pictures of their projects?

Thank you in advanced for your help.

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Old 02-20-2011, 07:44 PM   #20
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I had no problems drilling through the freezer compartment. obviously I was very careful but after i completed i did not see anything i should have been concerned about.

I bought a stainless double tap tower from a company called krome dispense. i got it online and it might have been through ebay. i forget. it came with all hoses as well. it was about $90. i shoped it for a while to find one that cheap.

the most important thing is being careful when cutting the shelf holders off because there is some wiring that you may cut into if your knife cuts too deep.

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