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Old 08-28-2012, 08:46 PM   #21
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I picked up the same exact freezer through Craigslist a few months ago. I really like your shelf idea, the wire ones leave something to be desired. How did you attach the steel angles to the wall of the freezer? Every time I try the corn starch /rubbing alcohol paste, everything dries uniformly because the garage is too hot. Also how/where did you run the power wire from, or is that all tied into the existing electrical circuit? Cheers for some great innovation.
You are right the shelf was a huge improvement. The steel angles have a spacer screwed in each one that slides into the existing shelf holes of the freezer. I slid all 4 brackets with spacers in first then set the shelf on the brackets and screwed them to the bottom of the shelf.

The power wires running to the temp controller tie into the existing power wires. Can't remember exactly how I did it but I probably have a sketch of my schematic around somewhere if you would like me to dig it up.

Funny that you mention the cornstarch test because just last weekend I was looking into that as well after ordering a single Perlick faucet that I plan to install through the side wall. I came to the conclusion from looking at the parts manual online for my model freezer that the condenser coils are completely in the back of the freezer and the evaporator coils are completely inside in the lower back area. Therefore I'm fairly confident that there are not any coils in the sides and I don't plan on doing the test. It might also explain why your test turned out the way it did. That doesn't mean however that I won't still be a little nervous when the drilling begins.

EDIT: never mind what I said about the coils - I felt the side of the freezer and it was warm.


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Old 08-28-2012, 08:59 PM   #22
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Really, can a cockroach get to the tap? They fly, but they're not acrobats. How are one of those suckers going to land on the parts that beer touches? All over the outside of the fridge sure, but I can't see them scaling the stainless steel faucet to drink the sweet sweet nectar itself...



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Old 08-28-2012, 09:00 PM   #23
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Awesome project by the way. I'm contemplating a fermentation/lagerater keezer and would love to go upright, but they are quite a bit more expensive unfortunately.

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Never mind what I said about the coils - I felt the side of the freezer and it was warm. I think I'll be doing the corn starch test after all.

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Thanks for the reply yesterday about the shelf...the wheels are turning and I am figuring out how to put 2 shelves in there. I will post pics whenever i get to this prohect. The sides of my freezer are pretty darn warm also, best of luck with finding them.

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I know this is a older thread however what did you use to connect your 1/4 OD tubing to the 1/4 OD barbed fitting on the Liquid out fitting? I am trying to do something similar for a portable setup but am having issues with this connection.

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I know this is a older thread however what did you use to connect your 1/4 OD tubing to the 1/4 OD barbed fitting on the Liquid out fitting? I am trying to do something similar for a portable setup but am having issues with this connection.
Originally I used a heat gun, it was a real pain and it took a long time and a number of unsuccessful attempts before I got a couple of them on.

But for the last one I made I used an MFL-type disconnect like here:


with a John Guest fitting (P/N: MI4508F4S) shown here:


It works perfectly. I also like the fact that you can just pop the hose right back out for cleaning etc.

I think I bought the fitting here:
http://www.rosystems.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=RSI&Product_Co de=U-0420479&Category_Code=johnguestfemaleadapters
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Great idea using the push connectors!

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Here are some more up-to-date pics:













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Originally I used a heat gun, it was a real pain and it took a long time and a number of unsuccessful attempts before I got a couple of them on.

But for the last one I made I used an MFL-type disconnect like here:


with a John Guest fitting (P/N: MI4508F4S) shown here:


It works perfectly. I also like the fact that you can just pop the hose right back out for cleaning etc.

I think I bought the fitting here:
http://www.rosystems.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=RSI&Product_Co de=U-0420479&Category_Code=johnguestfemaleadapters

Gotcha, I have not connected all my fittings yet but what I have that might remedy this is a second push fitting that goes from 1/4" OD to 3/8" OD the 1/4" ID product hose I have says it is 3/8" OD so we will see. Thanks again though for the fast response on a old thread!


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