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Old 08-21-2013, 12:47 AM   #71
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Awsome stuff there hovik. Good job not hitting any lines. That copper tubing looks like a great idea, i find to help with foaming i coil my excess beer line and drape it behind the kegs near the freezer lines and it helps a lot. I might steal your copper idea tho because it looks cool and probably works great.


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Old 08-27-2013, 03:19 PM   #72
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Any update on this? I've been thinking about adding a small fan inside my Igloo FR464 to hopefully eliminate temperature stratification and, more importantly, cut back on how often it runs. Do you think adding a fan is a viable solution for these issues? Thanks in advance.

Edit: I don't have a tower - just taps through the door. Just trying to equalize/stabilize the temperature within the unit. Thanks.
I'll take some photos tonight of it. It's keeping my temps at 36-38 and has made a huge improvement. Definitely helps to get that air circulating in there to keep temps level.


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Old 09-04-2013, 04:12 PM   #73
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I'll take some photos tonight of it. It's keeping my temps at 36-38 and has made a huge improvement. Definitely helps to get that air circulating in there to keep temps level.
Look forward to checking this out. I was doing some cleaning around the house last weekend and found an old power supply that I hooked up to a computer fan I had laying around. Going to rig it into the kegerator as soon as the next keg kicks. Hoping it'll cut down on how often it cycles.
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Here are a couple pics I snapped this evening. Its a blue led lit dual USB fan.



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Old 09-19-2013, 12:41 PM   #75
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Genuine, how did you route the power cord for the fan into your frig? Not quite sure how to approach this. Would drilling a hole in the 'hump' work? Seems unlikely that there would be anything in there that could brick the unit.

Any thoughts (from anyone) are appreciated.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:07 PM   #76
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I think people usually use the drain hole in the back of the fridge.
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Yeah that was my original plan, but when I did that the other day (turned the frig off since the door was open while I was working), I was instantly reminded that it's a drain hole. Water was dripping down the wire that would eventually be plugged into an outlet. This seemed to be a less than optimal solution, but perhaps I'm being overly cautious.

Anyone try anything else?
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Genuine, how did you route the power cord for the fan into your frig? Not quite sure how to approach this. Would drilling a hole in the 'hump' work? Seems unlikely that there would be anything in there that could brick the unit. Any thoughts (from anyone) are appreciated.
Believe it or not, I just snaked it between the door edge. Seal works well, didn't do anything fancy.
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I officially bricked my igloo while I was clearing out insulation to drill a hole for my new tower. It was a traumatic experience. I thought I was being careful but I wasn't careful enough.

The good news is that I bought and converted a Frigidaire 4.4 the very same day. I liked my igloo but the Frigidaire is much nicer.
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How did you brick it clearing out insulation? What did you hit?
Edit: never mind I was reading back through the post and realized you had a different fridge and your lines are in the top. Glad you got a kegerator up and running tho.


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