After a long break, I'm getting time in on the Keezer Build. My last update showed the Drip Tray with integrated Rinser mounted, but that was only half the battle. I've recently finished the plumbing work. Like a bad operation, I was forced to reopen the patient for more internal work.
Since this is a stand alone Keezer, I'm using a preasurized Corney Keg for my water supply. The Rinser documentation mentions that a standard water line can be used (~30psi), in reality it works great being pushed by a 14psi line. I'm very impressed with the spray pattern, and the flow rate. I expect that at 30psi the orafice size and viscosity of water would simply reduce the flow rate near to what I'm getting. Again, it is quite adiquate.
A couple of build tips.
I'm using a sealed drain bucket with a 7/8 hose for the drain line. I haven't decided on the bucket size for the long term, but I picked up a small batch fermenting bucket at the LHBS. I pulled out the airlock grommet and used a cone shaped drill mounted grinding stone to get an air tight fit for the 7/8" hose. The tight fit will all but eliminate extra moisture in the keezer compartment.
Reluctantly, I cut down the two shanks being careful not to cut into the rinser value located in the shank. In the end this worked well for clearance, and I can extend them should I use the part on a future bar build. These are both 1/2 MIP. I used flexible tubing so I could easily route the lines through the lid, and down to the water supply keg and drain bucket.
I used a couple of zip-tie mounts to secure the lines in the lid being careful not to kink the hoses. The drain line couldn't make the sharp bends, so used plastic 90 joints instead. The rinser supply line makes a u-turn and joins up next to the drain line.
I'm really excited by the outcome, clean wet cold pours from here on.
On a side note, I'm thinking about tee-ing off of the rinser supply line for separate tap of carbonated water. I've tried looking it up, but what is the target volumes for soda water? I'm seeing references to 3.0 volumes. I should be able to get close to that.
Thanks for watching, stay tuned for more updates.