DRAFT BEER FAQS: KEGERATOR
Can I enclose my keg refrigerator in a cabinet?
Most draft beer keg refrigerators are not designed for being built into a cabinet. Those designed for built-in use usually have built-in fans and vents to the front of the unit, which helps dispel the heat generated by the refrigerator compressor.
Keg refrigerators that are not designed for built-in use can be put in cabinets. But, it must be kept in mind that space is required for air circulation to dispel the heat generated by the refrigerator compressor. Without adequate space air circulation, the compressor will be unable to cool the refrigerator's inside properly, and the compressor will likely overheat and burn out.
When determining how much space air circulation is required, it is recommended to refer to the refrigerator manufacturer's specific recommendations. If nothing is specified, it is recommended to leave at least a 3" space on all sides of the refrigerator for circulation. This is particularly important in hotter climates.
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