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Old 11-11-2012, 02:25 AM   #701
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Some do; I didn't. The built-in one has been completely adequate for me.



 
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:56 PM   #702
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I may be an idiot, but a quick suggestion for those that remove molded portions from the door should make sure the switch for the light is still being activated by the door. Mine was not until yesterday... the amount of cycling it does is greatly reduced now that the light isn't on 24/7.



 
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:41 PM   #703
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I may be an idiot, but a quick suggestion for those that remove molded portions from the door should make sure the switch for the light is still being activated by the door. Mine was not until yesterday... the amount of cycling it does is greatly reduced now that the light isn't on 24/7.
Realized this after about a week and rigged up a little magnet solution.


As to the question of whether or not to install an external temp controller...in my opinion, I would just do it if you're building it now. I have had mine running for about 6 months and depending on whether you have one or two kegs in at a time determines how much the temp is fluctuating. I have an electronic temp probe in there 24/7 and I find myself every other day changing the dial from 4-6 because it will be at 44 degrees then 38 degrees (perfect) then all of a sudden it's reading 34 degrees...So, it's definitely in my plan soon to put in a love temp controller.

 
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:13 PM   #704
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Realized this after about a week and rigged up a little magnet solution.
What was your magnet solution? I ended up slapping a piece of tape on it, but I'm thinking that might end up peeling off.

 
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:55 PM   #705
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I used duct tape for a few days but then it just peeled off. I ended up glueing two strong magnets above and below the switch. Then put a thin bolt crossing over the switch. Magnet holds down the bolt enough to keep the light on. Then I just take off the bolt if I want light.

 
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:55 AM   #706
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I wired a simple toggle switch. I put connectors on the switch that matched the connectors on the original switch. Then I framed it using a piece of the plastic taken off the door. I'll post a pic if anybody wants to try that.

 
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:23 AM   #707
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I'll post a pic if anybody wants to try that.
I'd be keen to see this; though the magnet solution seems like a good one as well.

 
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:20 AM   #708
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I also did the following:

1. ran my C02 outside
2. built it in, which included venting the sides near the compressor
3. flattened the original temp control as best I could, hopefully it will fit a 1/4 squat keg.... we'll see

I'll post more on my build when I get a chance.

 
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:52 AM   #709
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And for the record... a 30 Liter euro (pretty much the same as a 1/4 barrel - maybe bigger) SQUAT/SHORT keg WILL FIT. I have a Murphy's Irish Red 30 Liter keg resting in there right now. The door was modded the same as everybody else and my temp/light set up is posted in a pic above. I did build a little step out of scrap 1" x 4"'s for the front so it would be even with the back hump.

 
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:56 AM   #710
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Hey, so I tried drilling though the side. I drilled forward of the thicker plates, nearest the door, and I don't think I hit any vital organs. Unfortunately, I see no evidence of any cooling at all. Every inch of the unit is at room temp or warmer. Did I still manage to ruin it?


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