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Old 11-03-2007, 11:58 PM   #1
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Default Kegerator Project: Haier HRQ04WNAWW

I'll be using this thread to document the build up of my kegerator out of the mini-fridge I listed in the title. But for now I need to know if anyone knows if the freon lines run through the top of this. I did the corn starch and iso-alcohol thing and I think there are none. There is a chill plate in the back of the fridge that seems to be what cools the whole thing down.

Anyone have any ideas as to where the lines are?

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Old 11-04-2007, 02:41 AM   #2
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If it has the condensor on the back (radiator looking deal) Then you are probably okay. I dont know where the evaporator usually is on those things though. Does it have freezer compartment? pictures in and out would help

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Old 11-04-2007, 07:32 PM   #3
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Here's 2 pics first is of the corn starch on top and the other is of the inside of the fridge.




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Well the second pic clearly shows the evaporator, so no worries there. You never got a picture or told me if there was a radiator looking deal on the back of the fridge.

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The back of the fridge is just the sheet metal. On the bottom is the condenser.


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Thats the compressor. The condensor must be built into the exterior walls of the fridge. I would sprits the top of it with a thin mist of wat and plug it in and let it run. The water should dry up where the condensor lines run first.

I gutted a 1.7 cf haier and the condensor was all over the place. If it is anything like this then you will have to be very careful. I would carefully cut a circular hole in the plastic liner and scrape all the foam out. look for some aluminum tubing taped to the sheet metal. If there is you will have to move it out of the way. Be careful not to crimp it.

You can still plumb it out the door.

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Here's the thing, I did the water thing, and couldn't come up with anything conclusive. The top of the fridge stayed ambient temp or maybe slightly cooler than ambient, and the sides got very warm. I'm assuming since that's why the water would evaporate first, the condenser is in the sides?

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Did you get any results with the corn starch on the sides? If so I would go for it. I would still cut a hole in the top to inspect just be ultra sure.

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yeah when I did the sides, it all dried really quick

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I just did a quick google search on your fridge.
Is it a 4.2 cubic foot?
Can you fit 2 standard 8.5" diameter kegs in it?

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