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Split top keezer build

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by snails07, 26/7/19.

 

  1. snails07

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    Posted 26/7/19
    Thought I'd share my handiwork. Still needs tap handles and a bit of stain on the top and the skirting. Also needs another coat of the chalkboard paint.

    Fits 2 x 19 litre and a 9.5 litre. IMG_20190710_211851.jpeg IMG_20190709_200355.jpeg IMG_20190629_153952.jpeg IMG_20190629_153945.jpeg IMG_20190628_205908.jpeg IMG_20190628_193455.jpeg IMG_20190628_190627.jpeg IMG_20190623_122511.jpeg
     
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  2. peteru

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    Posted 26/7/19
    Nice work!

    Couple of observations...

    In my experience, flow control Intertaps cause a lot more foaming than normal Intertaps. Keep that in mind if it causes issues.

    I probably wouldn't use vinyl for the beer line. Try to get some good quality beer line with low permeability.
     
  3. snails07

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    Yeah they do seem a little foamy, but not over the top, it's actually quite nice the big head.

    I'm going to get some 4mm evabarrier, would this be the go? And if I made the lines a smidge shorter, would this help with foaming? I
    I think I also might need a fan to help cool up in the tower.
     
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    Posted 27/7/19
    If your thinking of 4mm Eva Line grab some duo fittings to go with it, 4mm a pain to get on otherwise. A fan will certainly help with moisture and spreads the temp more even through the keeper. With line length either start with say 2 metres and just shorten if necessary, you can download a line calculator but don't know if it works with flow control taps.
     
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  5. snails07

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    Posted 27/7/19
    Might go to 5mm in that case. Rather not have to deal with a bunch of new fittings.
    Cheers
     
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    Posted 27/7/19
    Nice bit of work @snails07

    I agree with the others posting here. Steer clear of flow control taps. I would go with the flow control disconnects from Kegland along with their 5mm beer line (it's way better quality than the Keg King line that I used when I first set up my kegerator and had all sorts of problems with) and Duotight fittings. They really make setting up your keezer/kegerator a breeze and I've had zero issues with gas or beer leaking.
     
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  7. snails07

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    A bit late now!!
    They've been pretty good so far I reckon. A bit foamy but I also put that down to warmer beer in the lines in the tower. Dunno though. The flow control does allow to pour slower if need be which helps a bit too I think.
    I'll persist with them for a bit as I don't want to fork out much more $$$ on it.
     
  8. snails07

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    @ABG is the 5mm beer line the evabarrier stuff? What's the advantage of the duotight fittings over the barbs I currently have?
    The barbs seem to be doing the trick
     
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    I have the series 4 3 tap font like this one.
    I’m running 1.5m of 4mm ID evabarrier and using duotight fittings and haven’t had a problem the duotight fittings with evabarrier are awesome!:cheers:
     
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    Looks great!
     

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