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Old 09-09-2009, 02:39 AM   #1
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I have an old refrigerator that i wanted to use and the compressor hump in the back is just big enough so that the door will not close with my carboy inside. The hump is ~6 1/4 inches high. I was thinking that I could just rest one side of my milk crate containing my carboy on a cinder bloc and the other half on the hump. I looked online and the standard size for a cinder block is 7.5 inches.
Anyone have any ideas?



 
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:46 AM   #2
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here are some pics to make it more clear.
The milk crate hits the bottom part of the door

picture of the compressor hump

edit: yes, I plan on cleaning it before I begin using it as a fermentation chamber



 
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:51 AM   #3
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Not sure of the size of your fridge, but here's what I did to get a 5g carboy to fit. A 6.5g won't fit unless you tilt it back.




 
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Old 09-09-2009, 03:27 AM   #4
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hmm, I was just thinking i could cut out all the door shelving and it would fit just fine. that is all just insulation anyway correct?

 
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Old 09-09-2009, 03:39 AM   #5
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Most people simply cut the shelving off like you suggested with something like a dremel cut off wheel. Search for threads with people building kegerators out of mini fridges and they will show this.

 
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Old 09-09-2009, 03:42 AM   #6
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Most people simply cut the shelving off like you suggested with something like a dremel cut off wheel. Search for threads with people building kegerators out of mini fridges and they will show this.
im assuming a saws-all would work as well?

 
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Old 09-09-2009, 03:45 AM   #7
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Looks like an old mini fridge. I had the same problem. I took off the shelving in the door, it was only attached by screws. Then I glued the seal back onto the door and leveled out my carboy with books.

Oh, lucky you, I already had a pic on my computer.
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Old 09-09-2009, 03:54 AM   #8
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Looks like an old mini fridge. I had the same problem. I took off the shelving in the door, it was only attached by screws. Then I glued the seal back onto the door and leveled out my carboy with books.

Oh, lucky you, I already had a pic on my computer.
nope, full size fridge

 
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Old 09-09-2009, 03:58 AM   #9
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I just tested and the carboy without the milk crate fits inside the fridge fine. Mabey I will just buy a brew hauler instead of cutting up the fridge

 
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Old 09-09-2009, 05:28 AM   #10
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Mabey I will just buy a brew hauler instead of cutting up the fridge
Sounds a lot easier to me.



 
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