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Old 08-05-2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I am in the process of adding a draft tower to my mini fridge. The Fridge I have is a GE wmr04bapbbb. I am nervous when it comes to drilling a hole into the top of the fridge and hitting a line. I have looked only for diagrams but haven't had much luck. Anyone have have any pointers on spots to drill or a way to identify any lines? Thanks in advance

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Old 08-05-2012, 09:02 PM   #2
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Cut the plastic inside the fridge on the top. Then carefully scrape out the insulation. Then you will see if there is a line and can drill a smaller hole than the one you cut inside. That is what I did with my a mini fridge. I had to put the tubes to one side so they would be away from the fridge line which I would have hit had I just drilled the center where I wanted it.

 
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:34 AM   #3
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How did you cover the holes you created? I would be concerned about losing the cool air. I noticed on the back of the fridge, I have this diagram. I am thinking it is a diagram of the compressor line. Can anyone confirm this? If so, it looks like the lines are along the sides and the front of the top. Any thoughts?
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:12 AM   #4
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That looks to be correct but if possible I'd see if you can remove the top and carefully remove the insulation in a small square down to the inner wall of the fridge. Generally people replace it with that spray foam stuff you can get at any home improvement store once they're done.

Better safe that sorry I say. I'd rather confirm there are no coolant lines than drill and find out the picture is wrong.

 
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:57 AM   #5
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I tried to take the top off the fridge, but it looks like it is a uni-body and it doesn't looking easy to take the shell off.
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:22 AM   #6
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I have a book marked page on my work computer where someone made a paste of something and applied it to the too of their kegerator and let it dry to expose the lines. I'll post it tomorrow when I'm back. I believe it was a Danby kegerator build if you feel like googling.

 
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:42 PM   #7
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Quote:
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I have a book marked page on my work computer where someone made a paste of something and applied it to the too of their kegerator and let it dry to expose the lines. I'll post it tomorrow when I'm back. I believe it was a Danby kegerator build if you feel like googling.
I should have mentioned this as well.

The paste is made with vodka and corn starch and spread across the top. The parts where it drys first are where your coolant lines are.

 
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:44 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dillypo

I should have mentioned this as well.

The paste is made with vodka and corn starch and spread across the top. The parts where it drys first are where your coolant lines are.
That's the link! Thanks.

 
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:35 PM   #9
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Awesome, thank you.. I tried this (just using rubbing alcohol instead of vodka). however, it didnt seem to work, I think its because I cant take the shell off the fridge. Although I didnt watch it dry because I didn't know I had to watch it dry, I thought the past would separate.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:14 AM   #10
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Some if these fridges don't have lines on the top till they get to the front. My Danby, didn't, as an example

 
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