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Offline roffenburger

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Re: Air leak causing mold in chest freezer
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2013, 08:43:35 AM »
I'm not saying the air leak isn't contributing. Mold needs moisture as well. Your leak dedinitely needs addressed.  Mold can be minimized by keeping spills and drips cleaned up. Thats all I was saying.
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Re: Air leak causing mold in chest freezer
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2013, 09:58:01 AM »
I'm not saying the air leak isn't contributing. Mold needs moisture as well. Your leak dedinitely needs addressed.  Mold can be minimized by keeping spills and drips cleaned up. Thats all I was saying.

Oh I definitely agree. Mold was only where the picnic taps dripped onto the kegs. Have to be more careful after pouring to make sure the tap head doesn't drip.

I definitely think going through the drain will be very easy and less invasive

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Re: Air leak causing mold in chest freezer
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2013, 03:38:30 PM »
I think avoiding altering anything is the way to go. That way if you ever have to sell the freezer then you don't have to explain why there are holes drilled etc...
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Re: Air leak causing mold in chest freezer
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2013, 06:52:13 AM »
Worked out perfectly!
I went through the drain hole in the bottom.
I cut out two pieces of thick insulation foam and used a dremel to carve them so they would fit snug into the drain hole in the interior and on the outside. Drilled a small hole down the middle of each, detached the probe lead from the controller so I could snake it through the hole since the probe end won't fit through the 90degree turn the drain takes.
Pulled the wire through and the plugs are snug and air tight in the holes and now the lead has a nice tight seal.