I buildt my own insulated box and it seems like it’s sealed and insulated well compared to a normal refrigerator. However, I know very little about refrigeration, so my question is this. Can I simply gut a mini-fridge and put the cooling unit inside my insulated box and have the compressor and condensor mounted outside of the box? Does the mini fridge enclosure serve some kind of purpose for defrosting or something? I gutted an old fridge without injuring any wiring or pressure lines and would simply like to install this unit to my fridge. Can this work?
If anyone could educate me, I’d appreciate it.
If you are extremely careful you could gut the required components from the fridge, but why? They are mounted nicely as is, and are part of the keg box itself. Either way you will need fans to circulate air over the condenser coil (freezer plate) and the rear compressor and coils.