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Old 01-12-2009, 09:47 PM   #1
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Default My through the wall tap project...

I have looked a lot of places and have found pictures but no real guide on how best to do this... So if someone can point me in the right direction I would appreciate it.

- I am going to run a 4 foot beer line from my fridge to a tap mounted on a wall(room behind the fridge) . I am not sure what is best to run the beer line in, PVC, wood box lined with insulation, dryer duct... etc. I am kinda at a loss here.

- How is best to mount the tap to the wall, I assume cut out a section of sheet rock, replace with wood and use that. I don't really want to but I assume if I don't condensation will build up on the sheetrock causing problems.

This will all be done this week(friday is the party :-)) I will have plenty of pictures throughout too - but I could use some pointers

Final product to look something like this(minus the actual bar, I have a different setup)

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If I where you I'd build a nice wood box for it to dispense from and set it into the wall. It'll look nicer and you could have a drip tray on it... Looking forward to the build!

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There is a thread on here where someone put a chest freezer in the adjacent room and ran the beer lines through some sort of insulated path to a wall mount. I cannot remember who, but I'll keep looking.

One thing I do know is that you'll want more than 4' of beer line to balance the system. (You can keep the majority of it coiled up in your kegerator so it doesn't have to run through the conduit). Start with at least 10'.

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One thing I do know is that you'll want more than 4' of beer line to balance the system. (You can keep the majority of it coiled up in your kegerator so it doesn't have to run through the conduit). Start with at least 10'.
Yes I have 15 feet alloted(won't need it all) I meant to say it is a 4 foot run from fridge to tap.
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Anything think I could use this and make a box out of it, maybe 2" by 2" and tun my lines in there?

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You can also get trip tray that has a tall backsplash. You can mount that right to sheetrock and drill holes in it. Either that or you can make a decorative board with routed edges and nice stain to mount the shanks into. On the rear, you do want to have a box and I'd recommend running a cold air loop with some flexible conduit. The beerlines would run in there and a fan would blow cold air in from your kegger.

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I really wish I could find that thread for you. I think it will help you out. Anybody out there remember the one I'm talking about? Chest freezer on one side of the wall, taps come out into the kitchen. I think the guy writes the beer names on a chalkboard.

Just trying to trigger some memories here.

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I really wish I could find that thread for you.

Just trying to trigger some memories here.
I appreciate you looking - I tried so many search terms without much luck! I think I might go with the foam board from the fridge to the wall...
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