I'm considering converting my current TV stand into a fermentation chamber when SWMBO allows me to buy a new TV stand.
I've got the design pretty much laid out (pic below) but have a couple of options for the cooling. Initially I was going to go with a 5000 BTU window AC with a Love controller but my friend just gave me a 1.7 cu ft mini fridge, which I was able to remove the cooling unit from.
So my current line of thought is to install this with a fan or two to blow over the coils and get the cold air flow circulating and see if it can keep up with the fermentation of few ales.
Question is, if during the fridge deconstruction one of the lines developed a slow leak, is there any health risk to me or my family? We plan on putting this in the living room. I know there isn't a fast leak or anything because I tested the unit outside for about 10 minutes and the coils developed frost/condensation.
Model of the Fermentation Chamber (the blue thing is a window AC):