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Old 12-23-2009, 03:29 PM   #1
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Default Fridge compressor

Quick question, can I mount a fridge compressor higher than the cooling lines? The compressor would be mounted upright; I just would bend the cooling lines to be underneath it.

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I have gutted a dorm fridge and plan on using the compressor and cooling lines to chill a fermentation chamber. The only problem is the only place the compressor could fit is on top of the chamber. I am just making sure it will work before I start bending the lines.


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Old 12-23-2009, 03:35 PM   #2
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Probably not. Oil can be pumped out of the compressor in this situation so it would run dry of lubrication and the oil could cause problems in the system. I only did repair and did not engineer these systems, so take that with a grain of salt.
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Old 12-23-2009, 04:12 PM   #3
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I wouldn't do it. Why not build a box underneath it to hold the compressor?
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