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Offline stealthdachshund

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Plumbing / Pipe question
« on: June 25, 2017, 01:01:04 AM »
Hi all!
I just changed from a modified chest freezer to a freezer over model for my kegerator.
My taps are in my kitchen on the floor above ('cause my wife lurvs me)

The chest freezer had a home-made extension at the top that I ran my tubing through to run it to the kitchen, but the new fridge can't have the same solution.

I want to run the tubing through the door, as there's no cooling piping there, but I want to make sure the door hole and its sharp edges don't damage the tubing.

How do I run this tubing to ensure there's no damage?  I thought about running it through a protective sheath like 1/2 pex or something

Anyone else have and solve this issue?

Cheers!

Adam

Offline Stevie

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Re: Plumbing / Pipe question
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2017, 01:05:07 AM »
Tubed foam pipe insulation

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Plumbing / Pipe question
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2017, 01:21:47 AM »
How about terminate at the door. Run a bulkhead through the door. Then pick up on the other side to run your line.

Something like this: http://www.homebrewing.org/Bulkhead-adapt-14-mfl-2-78L_p_3576.html

Or this: https://www.morebeer.com/products/3-pass-shank.html

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Offline stealthdachshund

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Re: Plumbing / Pipe question
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2017, 04:18:34 PM »
Ooh, thanks on the pipe insulation tip!  I'll give that a try
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Re: Plumbing / Pipe question
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2017, 01:31:10 AM »
hope you can do it  ;D

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Re: Plumbing / Pipe question
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2021, 05:15:27 PM »
Dude, have you actually done that or not?! I do not actually think that running the tubing through the door, is a really good idea, you could be facing a lot of issues because of that decision. Taking into consideration that there is no cooling pipe, it is also a downside actually. I am not the best plumbing specialist, but I do not really think that it is a good idea. I was also thinking about doing the same thing, but the guys from https://sosplomberie.be/plombier-etterbeek-sos-plomberie told me that it is the worst thing that I could actually do.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2021, 03:05:37 PM by Asuka »

Offline MNWayne

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Re: Plumbing / Pipe question
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2021, 12:59:23 PM »
In the electrical section of your hardware store you should be able to find rubber grommets for metal "handy" boxes.  They are rubber rings with a groove around the outside perimeter. You can get them in 1/2" and 3/4" sizes.
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