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Old 07-10-2009, 11:54 PM   #41
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I thought I would share a couple of pics from my build, I have been using picnic taps for the last year and finally put in a tower.
I want to thank the OP for the copper tube idea, installed today and seems to work great. Seems to be conducting the cold very well....




I put insulation around each tube, one for each faucet and this made it difficult to get both into the tower. But they are not going anywere now.
Cheers and thanks all. I am cooling my latest batch now and I am sure that I will be back with line balancing questions.
CHeers all


 
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Old 07-11-2009, 12:24 AM   #42
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Looking great! And welcome from a fellow Canuck!
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:04 PM   #43
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HA! Found it! I just spent 30 minutes searching for this thread. I'm finally getting my butt in gear and installing a tower on my Oster. If it works as good as reported I think this is a great alternative to the cooling fan method which I was going to use but wasn't too fond of. Heading out to pick up the last few odds and ends now...


 
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:08 PM   #44
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No complaints here and it's been in use for quite some time now!
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:36 PM   #45
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Any problems with the copper pipes sliding down into the refrigerator?

I'll be using spray foam but I'm not sure if that will help keep them in place vertically. I'm planning on using about 2' of pipe for each line; either 2' straight down into the fridge or about 1' from the tower into the refrigerator and then using a 90 degree elbow and running the other foot of pipe across the ceiling of the fridge.

 
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:45 AM   #46
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Spray foam is a really good adhesive, it's not going to move at all.
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:45 PM   #47
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Nice, thanks Bradsul.

 
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:33 PM   #48
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Thanks for bringing this thread back up Drinkswell. I will definitely be using this method to cool the tower I will be building soon.

 
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Old 10-07-2009, 01:24 AM   #49
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About to build either a tower or coffin box myself...but with 4 taps. Is there any good reason not to just get one bigger diameter copper pipe and put all the lines in there, or two larger pipes with 2 each?

Also, assuming most people are using about 10' of line per tap, with probably 8-9' inside the fridge, does the beer in the fridge not transfer its (lack) of heat to the 10% that is in the tower? I know almost nothing about physics so maybe cold liquid sinks too??

 
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:39 PM   #50
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This looks awesome man. I'm going to do this, but I can't now since I have beer running through both of my lines. As soon as I go dry, I'm going to do this project.

 
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