Originally Posted by LSWHO
I finally got the beer tower fan contraption done and it is working better than I had expected. I basically used a computer fan mounted to a radio shack project box, I wired it with an old cell phone charger and PVC for the tubing. It has 2 - 90 degree bends. Just before I installed it I took the temp inside the kegerator with the cup of water method. It was 38 degrees. I then poured a glass of beer and took the temp which averaged 43 degrees. (did this 4 times). I then installed the wiring thru the drain hole on the bottom and hooked everything up. I let the system run for 24 hours and then re-took the temps. I was suprised to find that the avg. temp dropped to 39.2 degree's coming out of the tower. The excessive foam has stopped and the beer tasted much better (obviously) I now will try and get the inside of the Keg down to 37 degrees so that the temp coming out of the tower is 38 degrees. Thanks to Dinger for leading me to a a forum for such things as this. (micromatic.com/Forum/us-en/
I'll toast one to you this weekend my friend. I'll also try and post some pics this weekend of the fan set up.
Now I need to get back on track with the bar and envirotex issues.
What is the length of your tubing? Did you use the entire length that they gave you? When I installed mine, I only used the amount that was necessary with a little slack. I had enough left over to replace it after a couple of years. I think the shortest run of tubing helps with the foam also, I might be wrong.
Your other question in an earlier post about did we get a full keg the first time.....I did. I used to have my keg in a converted Fridge in my old house in the basement so I had built up some confidence.
I remember one time after I got the 1/2 keg DOWN the basement steps and tried to tap it, the connection to the keg would not seal and I could not figure out what was going on. I call the distributer and they told me to bring it back and they would check it out. Now, taking a full keg DOWN the steps is one thing, carrying that bad boy UP the steps, by myself, was more of a challenge. All they did was tap the metal ring seal down and I got to carry it back DOWN the steps again...
Now in the new house, I drive around back and drop it off at the basement door.