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Old 03-11-2014, 01:08 PM   #11
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I'm looking to buy a fridge to convert and I've been concerned about the refrigerant lines. How did you know the lines were in the top of the fridge? Also, did you just pick where you wanted the tower to go and start cutting away? How did you go about where to start 'looking' for the refrigerant lines? Thanks.

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I just centered the tower and came up 6" from the back and started cutting from the inside with a box knife. The inside skin was easy to cut then there was an aluminum or tin skin that was a bit harder to get through but once I had a small hole in it I just tore it out, to find the lines I just dug out the foam insulation out by hand. I was able to center 2 of the coolant lines inside and the top line seemed to be a return line best guess. The top metal I just pierced a small hole through from the inside and then started cutting with some side cutters. Best of luck to you! Just take it slow...

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Old 03-13-2014, 02:20 PM   #13
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I just centered the tower and came up 6" from the back and started cutting from the inside with a box knife. The inside skin was easy to cut then there was an aluminum or tin skin that was a bit harder to get through but once I had a small hole in it I just tore it out, to find the lines I just dug out the foam insulation out by hand. I was able to center 2 of the coolant lines inside and the top line seemed to be a return line best guess. The top metal I just pierced a small hole through from the inside and then started cutting with some side cutters. Best of luck to you! Just take it slow...

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Thanks man. I'll take it slow and just figure it out as I go along. BTW I have the same setup as you. Same tank, regulator, hosing, etc.... Bevfactory special! Works well too.
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:51 PM   #14
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It really wasn't too bad to do just be easy on her with the knife and you will be fine... Best of luck and enjoy the project!

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Old 03-15-2014, 01:25 AM   #15
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Default Be careful with the coolant lines

I *just* finished my conversion of the same refrigerator. I had to cut a hole in the back to accommodate my co2 tank and noticed that the coolant lines were against the plastic. So I thought that was the way the whole fridge would be. I was wrong. I cut the top, thinking it would be safe going top down, luckily I was still careful and was just trying to take the steel off the top. As soon as it gave way I grabbed my vice grips and peeled it off. There was a coolant line right down the middle and was about 2mm away from slicing it. So if you're trying to convert this fridge, be EXTREMELY careful.
On the plus side, my dual tower is nice a cold without any mods.
Good luck!

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