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Old 09-26-2012, 03:27 PM   #11
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Thanks all.

I hadn't thought about bending down to the right rather than the back. I will have to have a look at the icebox when I unscrew it and see how flexible the inlet lines are and how easily the left side will bend flat if i put it on the side rather than the back. I've barely worked with metal (more a wood man), has anyone got any suggestions/advice regarding bending the chill plate without rupturing the lines?

Good news about being able to drill most places if I'm careful as it opens up the options.

As for tower versus taps in the door, that partly depends on SWMBO. If it stays in the store room then its probably taps in the door (not enough height). If it goes on the patio then I'd need to make a wooden housing for it (to fit with other furniture) but then it would be a tower. One thing at a time. If I manage to sort out the icebox and gas lines then I'll stick with the cobra taps until stage 2.....

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Old 09-26-2012, 03:31 PM   #12
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Heat the metal before bending.

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Old 09-26-2012, 04:00 PM   #13
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Those chill plates are made from aluminum and/or copper so bending shouldn't be that difficult. The lines are pretty thin so i would be more worried about kinking. Just go easy and you'll be fine.
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