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Old 03-20-2014, 01:23 AM   #71
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Awesome build, tons of great ideas! I'm getting an Igloo 7.2 CF soon and I'm hoping to do something similar.

One general question for you or anyone with similar experience:
What is the reason for off-setting the taps to one side, is it just to be able to get the kegs in/out easier? Wouldn't having the collar/taps lift with the lid take care of this?

I've noticed most people do this, and a lot of people seem to recommend it but I'm not quite sure why, especially if you're attaching the collar to the lid. Any advice or tips would be appreciated.

Thanks for all the awesome ideas!


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Old 03-20-2014, 12:25 PM   #72
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One reason to offset taps is to keep them away from above the compressor hump. That way you can set another keg on the hump without having any interference with a shank.

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Old 03-20-2014, 03:39 PM   #73
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That's exactly why I did it in this build. The taps on the left are over the kegs. The collar would have to be another 6-8 inches taller if you want to have enough clearance over the keg on da hump.

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Old 03-20-2014, 05:36 PM   #74
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Great build! I'm definitely incorporating some ideas from here when I upgrade my kegerator to a keezer. I do have a question though, why did you use the bilge fan rather than just wiring a cheaper computer fan?

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Old 03-21-2014, 01:03 AM   #75
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Ahh got it, thanks ChuckO and DHC, I don't know why I didn't think of that. Guess it would be more obvious when I get the freezer and dry fit the kegs.

Thanks again for the inspiration, I'll definitely be stealing a whole bunch of your ideas!


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