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Old 04-11-2011, 12:35 AM   #1
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Took only half a day, some elbow grease and one trip to home depot, but I managed to place it nicely in my kitchen where a cabinet used to be. Can't wait to actually have some of my next brew from it!

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Old 04-11-2011, 11:58 AM   #2
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Is that unit meant to be under-counter?
The reason some are rated for under-counter use is the fridge vents from the bottom, not the rear like ordinary refrigerators.
You will have a lot of heat build-up in the rear of that unit and eventual compressor failure unless vented properly.

 
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:28 PM   #3
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Nice work! Wish I could install one like that, but for some reason I dont think SWMBO would like me messing with HER kitchen!
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Old 04-11-2011, 02:54 PM   #4
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Nice work! Wish I could install one like that, but for some reason I dont think SWMBO would like me messing with HER kitchen!
Thanks...yah I don't plan on getting married or having my girlfriend move in anytime soon so I could enjoy this for a while She still isn't too fond of my homebrewing though...she probably thinks it automatically means I'm going to turn into an alcoholic or something.

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Is that unit meant to be under-counter?
The reason some are rated for under-counter use is the fridge vents from the bottom, not the rear like ordinary refrigerators.
You will have a lot of heat build-up in the rear of that unit and eventual compressor failure unless vented properly.
I looked into that very issue before installation. An HVAC tech (neighbor) in my building took a look and told me as long as I have a few inches in the back, and it's not directly up against the wall, I'll have sufficient space for it to "escape" and be okay. He also suggested I back out the big fridge a bit more to give it extra escape room from the side, since nothing is up against the kegerator on the left.

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Old 04-11-2011, 03:43 PM   #5
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Nice! With all that work how hard would it be to cut a 4" square hole in the bottom side of the cabinet to the right and install a computer fan to pull the cooler air from the adjacent cabinet and blow the hotter air across the compressor and out past the full size fridge?
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:30 AM   #6
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nice, i hope your going to install a tower cooler or your going to have some warm pours. also my haier ran like crap until i installed a circulation fan inside.

 
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