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Old 11-19-2010, 05:24 PM   #21
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The only picture I took last night. Based upon akthor's suggestion, I'm going to put those blue icepacks in the coffin to keep the lines cool.

What I got done last night:
- assembly of taps and tap lines
- installation of magnet latch
- installation of sheathing in coffin
- assembly of 3-line manifold

To-dos tonight before I head out the door for its maiden voyage:
- attach the material SWMBO is sewing as I type this to the underside of the wooden skirt
- put kegs and ice in
- place drip pan that I haven't figured the best way to attach on top of the kegs under the drip tray
- drink!


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Old 11-19-2010, 07:49 PM   #22
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What's the ID of that hose? It looks really big?


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Old 11-19-2010, 08:40 PM   #23
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What's the ID of that hose? It looks really big?
3/16 believe it or not. I had to heat it with a match to get it onto the shanks. It's super thick walled.

It was this one from Midwest http://www.midwestsupplies.com/beer-and-gas-line.html
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:08 AM   #24
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Wow it must be thick!
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Old 11-20-2010, 04:27 PM   #25
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Wow it must be thick!
Indeed it is. I wish I would have paid more attention to its thickness, I probably didn't need to insulate the coffin. Better safe than sorry I guess.



I updated the third post with pictures of the finished project. One thing I didn't mention in my wall of words below the pictures is that $4 worth of ice (two small bags from a Brooklyn bodega) kept the beer ice cold all night long, and there was well over half of each bag left when I broke it down for transport home.
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Old 11-20-2010, 05:43 PM   #26
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Looking great!
Working great?
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:52 PM   #27
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Thanks! It's works surprisingly well. Only a few little glitches but they'll all be sorted out overthe next few weeks before it gets it's second test.
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Old 11-20-2010, 10:35 PM   #28
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Sounds like it went pretty good!

Tommorow is the big Day for my trash can kegerator. I have been planning this for 3 months though so my beer has been aging at the serving pressure (12psi) for weeks now. I also only need to haul everything up from my basement to the living room for it's maiden voyage which will be easier
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Old 11-20-2010, 11:30 PM   #29
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Best of luck akthor!
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Can you make like 3 octagon or hexagon shape or something nice made of nice wood to build out your taps so it can drip on your tray?


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