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Old 08-07-2009, 01:36 AM   #281
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Alright, tonight is going to be another long night. Phase 1 of organizing the room is up for tonight. Coffee is currently being iced down, and I'm ready to go.

The paint is currently on hold - the main objective is to now get the bad boy working and the room functional. I know some people might be disappointed, but I want this thing at least working!!!

Plans for tonight:
-Clean the room out (cardboard on the floor, paint brushes, etc. etc.)
-Put the freezer in its resting spot
-Pick up buckets/carboys/kegs
-Bring the bed from upstairs to downstairs.
Bringing the bed down is key as it frees up another room that I'm going to use to work out in.
***Running all tubing inside**

This is going to be a PAIN in the butt but I will detail the entire thing. If anyone is around tonight pop into the chat and keep me motivated - it's going to be a long ass night!


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Old 08-07-2009, 01:56 AM   #282
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Starting to get cleaned up....


As I said previously I'm a little disappointed with the dark spots on the freezer, but at this point I'm not that concerned. It's not a huge deal and the rust is gone.

Oh, and having someone driving distance from North Country Malts kicks ass as well


Ok, time to start planning out how the kegs will lay out and get the lines prepped!


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Old 08-07-2009, 04:46 AM   #283
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Patience is the word of the night!

My wrists are killing me and my hands are already wicked tired, so I decided it was the perfect time to take a break.

I started by grabbing 12 kegs and arranging them inside of the freezer the way I saw fit. Here is the layout I came up with:

Although it looks a bit chaotic, it's separated well enough into 6 and six which will work perfectly with my 2 CO2 distributors.

I made sure to mark ALL of the disconnects. Here is one of the CO2 IN posts:



Here's the first line going onto the barbed shank:

Just give it a little grunt and push the crap out of it and it's on!

Make SURE to put the clamps onto the line before doing this step, otherwise you'll be kicking yourself!!!!

Here's the clamp tied down to the line:


Here is the first line run:


Measuring the first line (you can also see the clamp on the line!)


3 Completed:


HALFWAY THERE!





A few things to remember:
-If you are testing using FULL KEGS, make sure that you HAVE A TAP ON THE END OF THE SHANK!!!. I did not and Cream ale went shooting towards the ceiling. It was pretty funny.
-Clean cuts on the tubing. It helps attach it to the barbs
Alright, back to work!!
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Old 08-07-2009, 04:49 AM   #284
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looks like ****.

Oh yea. I am jealous
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:09 AM   #285
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My hands are raw, but the beer lines are done!!

... I also attached it to my oktoberfest and about 4oz came flying out... So much for listening to my own advice. I'm exhausted. Time for bed and get up early before work so I can do all of the stuff I was supposed to do before I get on the road tomorrow.

Onto the stuff you want to see:








Let me know what you think! I'm exhausted... Sleepy time!
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Old 08-07-2009, 07:25 AM   #286
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wow- that is IMPRESSIVE and is a thing of beauty! BEAUTY I say!

 
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Old 08-07-2009, 12:39 PM   #287
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That's a really clean installation. I like it.

 
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:04 PM   #288
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Thanks! I'm exhausted today. I'm just glad I got as far as I did.

I have another problem though......
When attempting to mount the CO2 distributors I made a pilot hole. When i pulled the pilot out I heard a hiss...... I imagine I hit a coolant line . I plan on just patching it and seeing what happens (the pilot was 7/32's I believe) so my hope is that if I use some caulking it won't be an issue, but if anyone can chime in and give me some input I'd greatly appreciate it.
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:44 PM   #289
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I'm pretty sure if you hit a coolant line you are going to need to go home, hide any firearms you may have and then scroll down...

















You may have bricked your fridge!

Hopefully not. Very clean freaking install though, but now that there will be beer flowing, you will never own a plaid keezer, just one that looks exactly like it does now!!
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:48 PM   #290
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... When i pulled the pilot out I heard a hiss...... I imagine I hit a coolant line . I plan on just patching it and seeing what happens (the pilot was 7/32's I believe) so my hope is that if I use some caulking it won't be an issue, but if anyone can chime in and give me some input I'd greatly appreciate it.
Man, if you hit a coolant line caulk ain't gonna do it. You could try to solder it, but it is difficult to do without plugging the line itself. I imagine there is some sort of sleeve you could put both ends of the severed line into and solder to keep that from happening. Then you will need a fridge tech to come out and put coolant in. Probably should have mounted the co2 distributors to the collar instead of the freezer wall.



 
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