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D-Boss 12-07-2008 05:11 AM

Does my keezer need to "breathe"?
 
Building a bar with keezer built-in. No wood attached to the keezer, just around it like a box. Does the keezer need some fresh air, will it get hot when it runs? http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/p...arrbreathe.jpg sorry bout the lame drawing.

Seabee John 12-07-2008 05:47 AM

I would certainly provide adequate ventilation for the compressor heat and the exchanger. The freezer basically swaps heat from the inside for cool from the outside. That heat needs somewhere to go or it will not run efficiently. Check out Jesters keezer project and you can take a look and see how he did it.

good luck

D-Boss 12-07-2008 06:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Seabee John (Post 995411)
I would certainly provide adequate ventilation for the compressor heat and the exchanger. The freezer basically swaps heat from the inside for cool from the outside. That heat needs somewhere to go or it will not run efficiently. Check out Jesters keezer project and you can take a look and see how he did it.

good luck

Thanks John, hope i dont need something that elaborate.

Seabee John 12-07-2008 06:37 AM

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Originally Posted by D-Boss (Post 995430)
Thanks John, hope i dont need something that elaborate.

You probably don't...but it was the only well described project I could think of.... there are many options. I noticed from your drawing that there is a fridge right next to the keezer.... is it the kind that just slips into an opening benieth the counter top? If so, you can put some holes say 5 X 10 inches in the wall between them. hot air rises out the top hole, cool air flows in the bottom hole... that's probably all you would need.

david_42 12-07-2008 03:18 PM

Many of the new freezers have the condenser attached to the outside walls. Give it 2-3 inches of space all the way around.

D-Boss 12-09-2008 11:21 PM

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Originally Posted by david_42 (Post 995681)
Many of the new freezers have the condenser attached to the outside walls. Give it 2-3 inches of space all the way around.

Thanks David, that sounds a little more doable.


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