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Old 10-04-2007, 03:24 AM   #1
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Just going throught a kegerator conversion using Bradsul wiki
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=38905

Im tending towards mounting CO2 outside for the following advantages;

More space in kegerator
Easier reading of gauges on regulator
Easier access to valves on manifold/regulator
More solid mount for Co2
Option of increasing Co2 bottle size

Just wondering if I could get the HBT DIYers chiming in?

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Old 10-04-2007, 03:27 AM   #2
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Makes no difference at all. Your regulator will read a higher pressure outside the kegerator but the actual volume of gas won't vary. Do whatever is easier for you.


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Old 10-04-2007, 03:28 AM   #3
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Only reason to put it in the inside is if you have to, IMO.
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Old 10-04-2007, 01:03 PM   #4
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I've done: inside, outside, inside. Now it's inside the new keezer, sitting on the compressor hump. My first kegger was a refrigerator conversion and having it inside was a pain. All of your reasons are valid. The main pluses of having it inside are not having to drill the kegger wall and it's a neater setup. Since I have two 5 lb. bottles, I don't have to worry about running out.

I know a couple people that have the bottles outside, because they have multiple keggers.
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Old 10-04-2007, 01:07 PM   #5
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Ever since I moved mine outside the fridge, I have been able to fit an extra corny in the fridge. more cold beer!

 
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Old 10-05-2007, 07:14 PM   #6
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Hi HBT people

I decided to mount my C02 inside the fridge.
I was contemplating on how to mount my 2 port manifold and decided to mount it directly to my regulator



I think this for me will be the simplest setup

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Old 10-05-2007, 07:17 PM   #7
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Looks good. I try to keep mine outside so I have the space for one more cornie inside.
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Old 10-06-2007, 02:35 AM   #8
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Putting it inside risks condensation on the gauges/regulator that will lead to corrosion. Opening it in July in a humid climate will condense lots of moisture on cold surfaces. That's why I put mine outside; I ended up with corroded gauges.



 
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