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Old 12-27-2009, 04:16 PM   #21
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I like the copper sleeving, adding a fan just seems like a hassle. I'm still on a chest freezer w/ picnic taps in the basement, but I do have a Sanyo waiting in the wings and will try the copper.

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Old 12-28-2009, 12:58 AM   #22
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Thanks for the advice. I just ordered my conversion kit and am going to wait until it arrives to pull the top off so I can get it all laid out first. I hope to have it up and running within a week or so depending on how long the parts take to get here. I've got a batch of Irish stout that I was going to bottle, but not I'm just going to wait and keg it - can't wait!

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Old 12-28-2009, 04:50 PM   #23
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how does the top go back on? do you glue it ?

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Old 12-29-2009, 05:49 PM   #24
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how does the top go back on? do you glue it ?
Glued it and set a full keg on top while it dried.
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:38 AM   #25
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If you have any questions when you start your build, don't hesitate to ask.

The refrigerator stays cold enough and will even freeze kegs if you go too cold. The copper pipe keeps the beer in the lines cold enough as well.
What exactly did you do with the thermostat and light? I just bought one of these puppies from Lowes today and installed the draft tower, but I'm having difficulty figuring out what to do with the thermostat assembly and as a result, can only fit one keg in right now.

I'm also having troubles fitting my CO2 tank on the back shelf. My PSI guage hits the roof! doh! Has anyone tried mounting the CO2 tank to the outside???
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:45 AM   #26
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I just put the top back on and pushed it into the position it was in, the only downside is that the tower wobbles just a bit but it has not bugged me enough to fix it yet... i willl eventually get around to gluing it hopefully

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Old 01-05-2010, 06:52 AM   #27
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I pulled the thermostat out of the white housing with the light and just put it back behind a keg.

My gauges are on an angle so I could fit them in the fridge; I’d say they are on a 45 degree angle. Just loosen them and set the CO2 tank on the hump and then tighten them once you have it in place.

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I pulled the thermostat out of the white housing with the light and just put it back behind a keg.

My gauges are on an angle so I could fit them in the fridge; I’d say they are on a 45 degree angle. Just loosen them and set the CO2 tank on the hump and then tighten them once you have it in place.
It's been a long day and the obvious has obviously slipped right past me re: the guage haha!

Do you have a picture of what you did with your thermostat? I'm having a difficult time visualizing.
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The battery in my camera is dead, so I don't have a picture of it, but I'm charging it right now. I'll try to get you a picture in a minute. Basically you unscrew the housing that the light and thermostat is in and take the thermostat out (remove the white knob first). It will be hanging on by some wires, just push it towards the back of the fridge and the second keg will fit.

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The battery in my camera is dead, so I don't have a picture of it, but I'm charging it right now. I'll try to get you a picture in a minute. Basically you unscrew the housing that the light and thermostat is in and take the thermostat out (remove the white knob first). It will be hanging on by some wires, just push it towards the back of the fridge and the second keg will fit.
Is it safe to assume that you determined the correct temperature prior to removing the thermostat knob? I'm nervous about not being able to control the temperature.
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