I just got my first corny keg as a birthday present and also re-inherited my old mini-fridge from my parents so that I can make a kegerator. However, after looking at the fridge I found it's one with a freezer compartment that looks like it doubles as the cooling coil. To complicate things, the pipe feeding into the freezer tray comes in from the side and not the back so just bending it against the back wall probably won't work.
I'll have to get creative to figure out what to do here.
What's the best way to bend these things? Is there a good way to heat up the metal pipe to make it more pliable without ruining the plastic of the fridge?
Anyone ever heard of there being some kind of shut off valve on these things to keep freon from leaking out while I do this?
Final question, if I kink the pipe, can I just snip the freezer compartment off, find someone to weld some refrigerant tubing onto the end of the exposed tubing, and get it recharged with coolant or will it just be a waste at that point?