My groomsman all bought me a Frosty Keg Kegerator from Great Northern Popcorn Company a year ago. After only 9 months, the seals went bad on the included CO2 tank and I didn’t know what to do. My brother who’s going to be graduating from college offered me his 20 lb tank and I had to accept it for a couple 12 packs! I’d like to modify my kegerator to work with this beast of a CO2 tank. I have all the lines necessary and have the regulator that he had on it originally. Here’s the questions I have:
- First, has anyone retrofitted a tank this large with a smaller kegerator? The original tank was 2.5 lb. If so, any tutorials or pictures? I’m pretty handy an can follow directions.
- Does anyone know what the best way to secure the CO2 tank, Regulator, and best way to run the lines into the kegerator?
A couple ideas are as follows:
- Figuring out some type of mount for the Co2 tank to attach to the kegerator
- Mounting the regulator directly to the co2 tank and running lines into the fridge from that. 2 options for running lines below.
o First, is there a safe spot to drill a hole in my specific kegerator wall? Anyone know where or is there a way to tell? I don’t want to cut any refrigerant lines.
o I was thinking of either running the line through a hole in the side of the fridge to the tap and caulking around it to keep the insulation in.
o Option 2 is to get some pneumatic quick disconnect fittings. Put a male/male port onto the fridge wall so that a male connection point sticks out of the fridge and another male port is on the inside. This would making changing lines a breeze if needed. Advice on the best place to get reasonably priced fittings please?
o I have some electrical wire running out of the drain hole for computer air moving fans I installed, but doubt that location is large enough to run CO2 line.
I’m open to suggestions and any help possible. I use this kegerator for random parties, but will be using it this summer to lager some homebrew. I’ve included a crappy picture trying to illustrate what I’m thinking. Thanks in advance.