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Some of you know parts of this story and there are some parts that are to come.
This is a few paragraphs in an attempt to put it in a line and show the events as i have seen them snowball and lead logically from one inescapable decision to the next.
It started as a smell.
I have a 300+ litre freezer that's been converted into a fridge by the addition of a controller. The conversion included gas manifolds, a cupboard bolted to the side of it housing a 4 tap beer font and the addition of six sanke soda kegs.
This contraption sat directly behind my lounge chair and allowed me to choose from any draught beer i liked in 4 steps. One of the lines punched through the wall behind to attach to a single tap font in the covered entertaining pergola outside directly behind.
This meant that even when i was entertaining, myself and guests had access to one beer outside and 4 more if you wanted to walk inside and get one.
Sound's ideal right?
Did to me until one time a year or two ago when one of the little O rings on the keg outpost was damaged and twenty litres of beer leaked out overnight into the bottom of the keg fridge and from there through the drain and into the carpet. :((
Fast forward to two weeks ago. We have new carpet and a vigilant eye on the O rings and all is good, except for this stale beer been in the pub at 9 in the morning smell.
Drip tray needs a clean out she said, so that's what i did. Next day the smell is stronger and starting to turn sour. Check the O rings and pull the kegs out and there is some liquid on the bottom. Replace an O ring and clean up the liquid, all fixed. Thank good no spillage in the tray that now sits under the drain.
This should dissipate over the next day or two.
Next day it's worse and starting to smell like vinegar, to cut a long story short, she tracked the smell down to a QD joiner under the font that had a drip that was dripping into the bottom of the cupboard and then into the NEW carpet.
Pulled the lounge to pieces and moved it, pulled the fridge out and the girls took turns on the carpet shampooer for 5 hours straight, two days in a row.
A decision had to be made and the logical one was that the keg fridge had to go. I just couldn't risk this happening again.
To Be Continued. 8-X
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