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Old 08-22-2006, 10:21 PM   #1
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I'm upgrading to a 3 faucet tower soon. SWMBO ordered this for my birthday coming up soon.



Anyone ever upgrade a Haier Kegerator to a 3" diameter tower before? I'm going to take the old tower off, but I think I need to drill a larger hole.

 
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Old 08-22-2006, 11:16 PM   #2
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YOu should not need to drill a bigger hole. the 2 lines I have running through it still have plenty of room.
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Old 08-22-2006, 11:19 PM   #3
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Did you drill new holes for the bolts?

 
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Old 08-22-2006, 11:20 PM   #4
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My Heier didn't have bolts. They were screws. Just srewed them back down.
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Old 08-22-2006, 11:25 PM   #5
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My Heier didn't have bolts. They were screws. Just srewed them back down.
Cool. Sounds like this is going to be easy. I'm going to cut off the Sanke fittings before shoving them down there and installing MFL connectors on each so I can change out whatever fitting I may need. Thanks.

 
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Old 08-22-2006, 11:51 PM   #6
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I've seen a post around here a while ago where someone used a computer fan to push cold air up into the tower. Something to look into to keep that first glass as cold as the rest.
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Old 08-23-2006, 04:43 AM   #7
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I got a 3", 3 tap tower from ACU to replace the cheesy plastic single tap that came with my Sanyo kegerator. I have 3 lines coming up through the original hole with room to spare. However, the flange on my new tower was larger in diameter so the screw holes did not line up. I just had to mark the screw hole locations on the new tower onto the top of the kegerator and drill them out.

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Old 08-23-2006, 11:57 AM   #8
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Nice rig! Is that a 10# bottle? Did you mount the other regulator and manifold to the side?

 
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Old 08-23-2006, 03:27 PM   #9
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I've got a 3" tower on my Haier as well. I just used a template to drill some 1/16" pilot holes in the particle board top. I have noticed that my first two pours tend to be a bit on the warm side, so I'm thinking about installing a fan like someone else mentioned here.

The rest of my setup:
I use a 20 lb CO2 bottle standing next to the keg with a brass bulkhead fitting through the side. The stock thermostat was a piece of junk, so I recently wired up a Ranco ETC-111000 and set it at 36 degrees (you can find them on eBay for way cheaper than most brew shop prices).
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Old 08-23-2006, 03:31 PM   #10
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36deg beer? Don't your teeth hurt from drinking beer that cold?
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