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Old 10-04-2012, 12:20 AM   #1
brandonhagen1
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so i have a fridge with a freezer on top that quit workin about a month ago i was thinkin instead of hauling it away i might be able to make it a ferm chamber by turning it on its side and cutting out a hole in the separation fridge/freezer and mounting a mini fridge by removeing the freezer door and sealing it up good do any of you think that this will work sorry for the long post thanks
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:23 AM   #2
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Hm it might work, the operating refrigerator _must_ however be in the normal upright position (it cannot be operated laying on its side).

 
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:44 AM   #3
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ya i was going to put the fridge freezer that quit working on its side then was going to seal a mini fridge in the freezer door after removing the door sounds sound to me it will just look like an L
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:24 AM   #4
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I think that would work just fine if the operating fridge is in its upright normal position. I've seen people build 'extensions' for their fridges inexpensively from say 1" or 2" thick foam insulation too, that might be a little easier to manage since its so lightweight.

 
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:45 AM   #5
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thanks thats what i wanted to here i will post pics when i start the build
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:55 AM   #6
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With something like that you'll probably want a small fan maybe in the small fridge to come on at least when the small fridge runs to help circulate the cool air throughout the chamber.

 
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:03 AM   #7
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Definitely leave it upright. I bet you'd start cursing yourself every time you opened the door and either had to crouch under it or stand to the side while trying to get a fermenter in there.

 
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:32 AM   #8
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Maybe another option though it would involve more cutting and maybe weaken the fridge too much, put the fridge on its back so the door opens like a chest freezer, chop out the top above the freezer and between the fridge and freezer then seal the working fridge into where you choppped out the top of the freezer.

That might also make for a possible dual temp zone fermenter. If you just cut say two holes between the freezer and fridge section and put two fans there (one to suck and one to blow), you could have a temp controller for the fridge side to come on and draw cool air out of the freezer section to maintain its temp, while the mini fridge keeps the freezer section cool. The freezer section would always have to be colder or the same temp as the fridge section though.

 
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:36 PM   #9
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not a bad idea porcupine73 ill think on that thanks
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:41 PM   #10
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Do you have to buy additional parts for this franken-ferm? If so I would just try to score a chest freezer off of Craigslist.

 
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