Danby DAR440BL with door panel removed and acrylic plastic covering the foam.
Thermostat control mounted on top, plenty of vertical clearance.
Blue tape indicates "do not drill" areas. The front (bottom in pic) tape should extend the length of the fridge.
Looking up to the ceiling/roof - Rear of fridge to the right. The handful of wires appear to head to the front of the fridge.
The plate to the rear with the refrigerant lines running through it starts to angle toward the front of the fridge about 4-6" from the top.
Looks like donut glaze.
According to Danby there is a refrigerant line running across the top front and the corn starch test confirms this as it's dried and threst of the paste in the center is not.
2 1/8" hole saw & my tower template.
Pleacement of the tower, not a lot of room for error!
Centering the tower
Drilling has begun! Now, stop to take a photo.
My hole saw had a difficult time and you cannot apply too much pressure as the entire metal cabinet will dent.
Made it through the metal, that's it.
Close-up: Here I felt around for wires in the foam.
No wires (I think), so I started shaving bits just in case.
Back to the hole saw.
The bit of the hole saw trhrough the inside.
And, all the way through. No wires, no refrigerant lines.
Nice, clean cut.
From the inside, thermostat wire to the right of the hole.
Aluminum foil tape to make sure moisture doesn't get into the foam.
This is what it willl eventually look like.
From the inside. The ball-lock connectors fit just fine through the 2 1/8" hole.
"Marine lumber" polysheet - impervious to moisture, used in the boating industry. Using my pre-cut template this plastic will provide a secure place to mount the tower.
Holes for the tower are now drilled, and I didn't hit anything!
From the inside.
My hap-hazardly cut template with a channel routed for the thermostat wire for a flush fit with the top underside of the fridge.
All stainless hardware.
The tower is actually attached to the marine lumber for rigidity.
Done, but empty.
Everything fits just fine.
Sucking air in the box just fine! That's an incense stick, by the way.
Same image as before, no ambient light.
9V 100mA power supply, 4" x 6" hobby box, 12VDC three speed 3" PC fan, 45 degree 1" PVC elbow.
Power supply cord through the drain hole, rear bottom of fridge.
I kept the PC plug so I could easily remove the fan box, just taped it up with electrical tape to prevent moisture from getting in (not shown).
That's a 45 degree elbow, using that I didn't need glue or anything because the 1" hose fits perfectly inside and the elbow perfectly in the box.
Here's the hose up the tower, just below the barbs.
Oooh, it glows blue. Plenty of room behind there for inflow.
Blue light special!
This is condensation using a 9V power supply on the medium fan setting. Wow!
Temperature probe is submersed in a water bottle, LOVE controller is mounted at the top, right.
5LB CO2 tank sits nicely on the back shelf, I'm using a bungee cord to keep it from falling forward.
Six gallon glass carboy is too large, the door will not close.
Six gallon glass carboy is too large.
The five gallon glass carboy fits just fine, the door closes.
1/6th bbl Sanke **WILL* fit. It looks like it sticks out, but closing the door will push it back and it seals just fine.