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StrontiumDog
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Insulation for beer fridge

Post by StrontiumDog » Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:42 pm

Afternoon

I'm in the process of building a kegerator and I could do with some ideas for re-insulating this massive gap where my gas lines come in. Common sense says expanding foam but as the fridge is a second hand freecycle I'd like to be able to rescue and reuse the JG fittings when it inevitably dies!

Any ideas of what I can stuff it with that can be easily removed so I can take out the fittings?

FYI, the top hole will have another bulkhead fitting when it arrives

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Re: Insulation for beer fridge

Post by Dave S » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:51 pm

The only thing that springs to mind is a bit of fibre glass wool held in place by wide adhesive tape. If you go to B&Q you could probably scavenge enough for that off an opened roll. You only narrowly missed hitting a pipe there eh.
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Re: Insulation for beer fridge

Post by irv » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:18 pm

polystyrene foam cut to size.
a bit of celotex
a bit of camping mat.

i dont think you need to worry too much about it. patch it with gaffer tape

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Re: Insulation for beer fridge

Post by gobuchul » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:24 pm

I could do with some ideas for re-insulating this massive gap where my gas lines come in.
It may be a little late for this build but why didn't you just make a smaller opening, pass the gas lines through and either leave the fittings outside or just inside? You could of then just sacrificed a length of gas line?

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Re: Insulation for beer fridge

Post by StrontiumDog » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:13 pm

Thanks for the replies all.

Yes, very close to the cable lol, pretty lucky I didn't break anything!

I was going to just drill the whole the right size and feed line through. Makes more sense, but I thought I'd try and keep it looking tidy plus it's easier to disconnect and move around. Mainly it's for neatness on the outside

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Re: Insulation for beer fridge

Post by Wet Spaniel » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:37 pm

Strontium dog - did you get sorted with your insulation? I have some off cuts of 25mm celotex left over from insulation a shed, I could send you a small piece if still needed

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Re: Insulation for beer fridge

Post by StrontiumDog » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:57 pm

Wet Spaniel wrote:Strontium dog - did you get sorted with your insulation? I have some off cuts of 25mm celotex left over from insulation a shed, I could send you a small piece if still needed
@Wet Spaniel: I have kind of got it sorted, I used something similar (found a square of insulation foam and molded it with a knife) then just wedged it in. Figured it would be fine for what I need :-) really appreciate the offer though

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