Drilling through side of freezer - another way

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I cut a section from the plastic cap at the top lip of the front on my freezer.
Then I pried that section off to expose the insulation.
With a chopstick or wooden dowel I dug out the insulation in about a 10” section.
I was able to expose 3 refrigerant lines running horizontally along the inner wall.
There’s about a 1” gap between 2 where I plan to mount the faucet shanks.
There are also lines against the outer wall but they are smaller and spaced farther apart. They run vertically about 3” apart.
Now that the lines are located, I just need to drill it. I have found that a step drill makes the cleanest hole on such thin material.
To put the taps at a decent height, the freezer will be on a stand to raise it up.
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I got 2 holes drilled and am doing a third I need to remove more insulation.
The tricky part was drilling between the lines on the inner wall.
Also lining up the inner and outer hole.
The inner wall is paper thin like foil.

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For the record, this is illustrating all the reasons we typically use to discourage drilling into chest freezer cabinets :D
But as you're clearly determined, Vaya con Dios :mug:
 
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The problem is not knowing where the lines are located.
Doing it this way solves that problem.
Holes are drilled, done deal mate.
 
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For the record, this is illustrating all the reasons we typically use to discourage drilling into chest freezer cabinets :D
But as you're clearly determined, Vaya con Dios :mug:
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For the record, the post shows how it can be done. If you dream it, you can do it.
 

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what are you serving at 30psi? And how long are those lines?
 
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Nothing is served at 30 psi, thats just crazy.
The numbers written on the gages indicates the gage range.
The beer lines are about 2 ft long.
And the the beer pours just fine.
 
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