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Old 01-02-2012, 05:43 AM   #1
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i hav chext freezers for fermentation chambers, i am wondering can i turn it on its side and open like a refridgerator? will it mess up the compressor?


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Old 01-02-2012, 05:44 AM   #2
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No you can't. Yes it will


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Old 01-02-2012, 05:48 AM   #3
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As Punx said... it will mess up the compressor. They are designed to sit a certain way, turning it on it's side, back, corner... will ruin it.
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Well you can position it any way you want. Think of it as a different way of bending the cooling tray in a fridge. However you would have to remount the compressor so it was positioned how it was in the original layout or it will die a quick death.

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Old 01-02-2012, 05:47 PM   #5
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well that answers that question, thanks


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