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Old 11-14-2008, 03:54 PM   #11
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You had me at "muffin fan"...good work! And great idea with using the door as, well, the door!

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Old 11-18-2008, 11:33 PM   #12
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Excellent.
I have to do something similar. Well almost the exact same thing.

My korny's wont fit in my mini-fridge side by side or with the interior door panel. I like your plan and will be imitating it. I have most of the materials in the garage, left overs from my basement rec room remodel job.

Watch for a thread on the whole project later this winter.

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Old 11-19-2008, 11:11 AM   #13
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Excellent.
I have to do something similar. Well almost the exact same thing.

My korny's wont fit in my mini-fridge side by side or with the interior door panel. I like your plan and will be imitating it. I have most of the materials in the garage, left overs from my basement rec room remodel job.

Watch for a thread on the whole project later this winter.
Great! I'll look forward to seeing it!
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:10 PM   #14
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wow. this is the best i have seen so far. i like that you left it open still to allow cooling of the fridge. i can also say you shouldnt worry too much about the cycle times as mine isnt much smaller then that and it doesnt cycle much more then what it did before the extension.

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Old 12-31-2008, 09:53 PM   #15
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Any update ? is the Compressor able to keep up or does it run hot all the time ? interesting DIY.

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Old 12-31-2008, 11:24 PM   #16
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Any update ? is the Compressor able to keep up or does it run hot all the time ? interesting DIY.
It works great - I love it! The compressor hardly runs at all but thats because I'm fermenting ales at 63° and the room temp is around 68-70 (during the winter).
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:31 PM   #17
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Two questions:
1) is that the fridge only 4.6 Haier, or the fridge/freezer?
2) what are the internal dimensions of the extension? Or better yet, what is the length and width of the floor (extension+fridge)? I have 3 10-gallon cornys that I ferment in, and that looks like it could handle all 3.

Awesome idea, and thank you for sharing!

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Old 01-20-2009, 04:14 PM   #18
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Very nice. Now I think i need one of those.

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Old 01-24-2009, 07:46 AM   #19
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Two questions:
1) is that the fridge only 4.6 Haier, or the fridge/freezer?
2) what are the internal dimensions of the extension? Or better yet, what is the length and width of the floor (extension+fridge)? I have 3 10-gallon cornys that I ferment in, and that looks like it could handle all 3.

Awesome idea, and thank you for sharing!
Anyone? I'd hate to go out and buy one to find out it doesn't fit.
Thanks!
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:32 PM   #20
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Two questions:
1) is that the fridge only 4.6 Haier, or the fridge/freezer?
2) what are the internal dimensions of the extension? Or better yet, what is the length and width of the floor (extension+fridge)? I have 3 10-gallon cornys that I ferment in, and that looks like it could handle all 3.

Awesome idea, and thank you for sharing!
Yes I'm here!

1) fridge only, although there's a very small compartment inside the fridge where the evap coils are that can be used to freeze stuff.

2) overall floor dimensions (orig fridge + extension) is 29" x 16". The inside height at it's lowest point (under the coils/compartment) is 23-3/4".

I have no idea how big cornys are but I hope that helps!
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