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Old 03-18-2008, 05:40 PM   #1
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I have a dilemna about placement of my keezer/kegerator and need some input. I live in San Francisco, and for those that don't know it is pretty much foggy at least some part of each day. So fog means humidity, and my question concerns a refrigerator outside. My apartment is kind of wierdly designed in that the floorplan is like a donut. You walk in the front door, and go in a complete circle around the apartmnet, through the kitchen and living room and back to the front door. This leaves a little maybe 8 ft x 8 ft place in the middle of the apartment that is actually open to the outside. There is a little door/window that opens, and there is tile and a drain out there. It is actually quite nice because I have my burner and stuff out there and it is where i brew, and it is right next to the kitchen.

Ok so here comes the question: when I finally set up my system, I have 2 options. It can either go 1) downstairs in the garage, which is a steep set of steps down to a one-car garage with a decent amount of space, or 2) outside in my little "outdoor" area. What kinds of reason would I not want to put the fridge outside? Would the fog be bad for the fridge and/or beer inside (thinking maybe rust, mold, etc)? In the garage would be fine but then we would have to go downstairs each time to fill a glass, and that could tricky if we've had a few. Anyways, looking for any and all comments! Thanks for reading my long-winded question!

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Old 03-18-2008, 06:17 PM   #2
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Most refridgerators and freezers are designed for indoor use. There are a few designed for outdoor use but not many. Unless you have one specifically designed for outdoors I'd put it in the garage.
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:05 PM   #3
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Apart from abra's advice, the humidity is going to be a problem no matter where it is if the climate is such (just a matter of degree). Some people use DampRid to get rid of the moisure inside the freezer.
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