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Old 06-02-2008, 02:16 AM   #1
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Default Safe to drill inside the 4912?

I'd like to mount my CO2 distributor inside on my 4912...
Am I safe to put 4 small screws (siliconed) in there or is that area riddled with freon lines as well?

I'd like to mount this on the back wall of the fridge, up somewhat high on the wall...

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Old 06-02-2008, 02:21 AM   #2
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lol... I think you may be on your own on that one. I'd seriously consider gluing a small piece of wood to the side and drilling into that. You *probably* wont hit anything, then again if you do you blew the whole thing.


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That's my fear.. Ruining it all over a distributor.

I know I saw some pictures on here where a couple of guys mounted it to the inside, but after an hour of searching 4912 pictures, I gave up.
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Mine is on the outside. Easier to get to without opening the ridge.

But if you insist on the inside...use an epoxy just to be safe:

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I mounted a dual regulator inside mine by attaching it to the cold plate. You can see how I did it here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=19596

might work...
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Default Condensation, and frost

Not to hi jack the thread or anything, but...
My 4912 is in the garage and set at 3 or 4 and the back panel keeps frosting up. Is that normal, or do I have an issue to deal with?
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Not to hi jack the thread or anything, but...
My 4912 is in the garage and set at 3 or 4 and the back panel keeps frosting up. Is that normal, or do I have an issue to deal with?
Pretty normal. Especially since you have it outside where the humidity is higher.
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So what do you do, turn it off and defrost it every few days?
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So what do you do, turn it off and defrost it every few days?
That's what I would do.

Shut it down and keep an eye on your drip tray.

The beer shouldn't loose that much "chill" in the few hours it takes to defrost.
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Adding a small fan inside the fridge should keep frost from accumulating - as long as you are running it above freezing...


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