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Old 11-08-2010, 04:36 AM   #1
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I'm wondering if anyone has pics or a thread explaining how they ran a CO2 gas line out side of their kegerator or keezer?

I'm starting a conversion but I wanted to see some examples of how other people set up their system. I've decided to convert a mini-fridge, but I have a 20lbs CO2 tank and can't fit it in the fridge with 2 corny's.

I've been reading the forums all day, but all the photos I've seen are with 5lbs tanks that fit inside the fridge.

Thanks in advance!

 
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:02 AM   #2
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im going to be sticking 1/4" od stainless through a grommet on each side to feed a manifold for each primary reg.... one more (total of 6) keg INSIDE is worth it to have the 20#er on top of the fridge.
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:19 AM   #3
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what kind of mini fridge do you have?? on a keezer you can put the gas line threw the wooden coller. on a mini fridge it depends on the fridge
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:42 PM   #4
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I read a thread once of a guy who ran shanks through the wall of this kegerator (just like the liquid lines) and had barbed fittings on each side. I thought that was a very cool idea and supposedly nearly foolproof.

 
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Old 11-08-2010, 04:11 PM   #5
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Somebody makes a pass through shank to run co2 through a wall. It has 1/4" MFL on each end so you can just connect up your lines on each side. I've been meaning to order one, but can't figure out where I saw it.

 
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Old 11-08-2010, 04:23 PM   #6
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Found it ... MFL bulkhead

http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...ducts_id=10234

 
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Old 11-08-2010, 04:29 PM   #7
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Good find! Not the same one that I saw, I think, but I like the looks of this!

 
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:28 PM   #8
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This is what I did and it works great, PVC through the side and filled with spray foam.


 
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:32 PM   #9
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Why did you use the PVC and the spray foam?

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This is what I did and it works great, PVC through the side and filled with spray foam.


 
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:50 PM   #10
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I just used a 1/4" brass nipple, about 1.5" long. Put it through the sidewall close to the door and added barbed fitting on both sides. That was my old kegger, so I don't have any pictures.

 
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