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Old 03-10-2013, 05:50 PM   #1
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Default Circulating fan location in kegerator?

I've been trying to find the best place to mount a circulating fan in my Danby. Where do most of you mount those? I had it pretty dialed in when I had one 5 gallon keg in there. It was on the floor blowing up, slightly tilted. But now I have a full size keg in there and no floor space.

Top blowing down? Bottom blowing up? How big of a gap did you leave?

My cooling lines are on the back wall if that matters.


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Old 03-10-2013, 09:27 PM   #2
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I never really though about it too much. Mine sits wedged on top of my regulator. I figured any movement is better than none.


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Old 03-10-2013, 11:21 PM   #3
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For a small kegerator or keezer, anywhere should be sufficient really. The volume is small enough that it'll keep everything moving. If you have a tower however, you might want to point it blowing up into the tower.
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Newb here: why do you need a fan? In a small kegerator, there is not much airspace anyway. Is it to prevent condensation?

I live in an arid area, and am going to build a small Danby kegerator, would I need a fan?
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It's mostly for converted chest freezers and to cool draft towers, but it helps to keep everything the same temperature and prevent foaming.
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For a small kegerator or keezer, anywhere should be sufficient really. The volume is small enough that it'll keep everything moving. If you have a tower however, you might want to point it blowing up into the tower.
I got a tower chiller with a hose run up the tower - works great. But I was getting stratification inside. I noticed if I tilted the fan on the floor, it made the temp differential less. But I lost my floor space. I was thinking about mounting it about 2 inches from the ceiling, blowing down.
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:49 AM   #7
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Anybody have any good recommendations for fans to buy? And installation tips?

I think I may add one to my kegerator as my faucet is much warmer than bottom of keg, which I think is causing foam issues...or at the very least contributing.


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