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Old 08-12-2012, 06:59 PM   #1
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Default Adding a second gas line to a Edgestar KC2000TWIN

I've got a dual tap edgestar kegerator and because of the beers I'll have on tap this fall, have a need to have one tap CO2 fed and the other Beergas fed. There's only a hole for a single gas line through the back of the unit.

Wondering if anybody's safely drilled a second hole in this unit? If so, where'd you drill. I'm thinking maybe just above where the existing hole is, but want to make sure there's nothing freon or electrical related that I'll shred if I drill there.


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Old 08-12-2012, 08:51 PM   #2
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I believe I have one of these at my office. If not I can find out from the manufacture. Call me tomorrow and I will get an answer for you. Our number is 325-748-5800. You can also email me at tburns@kegconnection.com I am fairly sure you could drill a hole next to the existing hole or enlarge that hole, but I want to make sure before you take a drill to your fridge.
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:14 PM   #3
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So, realizing it's been a long while since this post, I'm wondering if you had any feedback on doing this. I am looking at the same thing. I thought about doing a second hole near the first, but I'd have to remove the metal shield on the back and haven't tried yet.

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Old 09-22-2013, 06:23 PM   #4
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I have this kegerator as well and am curious about where it would be safe to drill for future reference. I was just barely able to feed a power line for a fan to cool the tower through the opening for the gas line. If I ever want to run anything else in, I'll need to drill somewhere.

I suspect it would be safe to drill next to the existing hole since the unit uses the plate in the rear interior for cooling and the line from the compressor doesn't appear to go near the existing hole. Probably just some insulation to drill through.
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I guess I'll revive this again since I'm trying to do exactly this. Here's a photo of how it comes stock. It looks like I should be able to drill another hole above the existing one. Isn't that metal cold plate the only working parts of the fridge in that area? Then I just need to find that grommet with the rubber plug to seal it up when not in use.
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If anyone else is trying to do this, this is what I ended up doing. First get a 1 3/8" step drill and two 1 3/8" access hole plugs. This is what I used:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H3Q6KOY
http://www.steelerubber.com/access-hole-plug-35-0517-45

Opening up the hole in the back is easy but the inside is tricky because of the refrigerant tube. I removed the top two screws and loosed the bottom two in the cold plate. That let me pull it out enough to get the step drill behind it. Once you get the hole all the way open, move the drill around inside the hole a bit to clear out some insulation around the edge for the grommet to go into.

I used 1/4" ID and 1/2" OD gas tubing because it's pretty tight. I drilled two holes in the grommets and ran the tubing through that. It was a bit of struggle to get it together but eventually I got it.
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So I was looking to do this but the back of mine looks different than yours jca. It almost looks as if it were MADE to add additional holes to it.
I called Edgestar and they emphatically said don't do it.. likely just to cover their asses. Look safe to you?


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