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hermansherman 12-18-2006 09:15 AM

2nd refrigerator - garage or basement
Need advice on where to place 2nd refrigerator.
I live in Northern NJ - gets pretty cold in winter.
2 spots for 2nd refrigerator.

In unheated garage - wife likes to keep garage open throughout the day, garage gets pretty hot in summer, not too bad, gets very cold in winter, (especially with door open)

In unheated full underground basement - usually does not get below 60 degrees - issue is full flight of stairs.

Can I put the 2nd refrigerator in the garage? or will the weather extremes kill it?

Thank you in advance, hermansherman

space_coyote 12-18-2006 10:05 AM

From the manual of the fridge I just bought (Fridigaire)

Do Not install the refrigerator where the temperature
will drop below 55F (13C) or rise above 110F (43C).
The compressor will not be able to maintain proper
temperatures inside the refrigerator.

And having put the old fridge in the basement, I can say that the flight of stairs was an "adventure"

Good luck!

jbomber 12-18-2006 10:51 AM

For what it is worth, I have a friend in Missouri who has had a 1940's model GE out on the screened porch for years and it works great in Winter and Summer. Missouri winters get down in the teens, but seldom below 10 degrees. Summers hang in the 90's for weeks and some times over 100.

Again, this "iceBox" was built in the 40's and they just don't build them like they used to. It'll even freeze beer in the summer if it is on the top shelf next to the mini freezer compartment. What a great refrigerator it is!!:thumbup:

p.s. I have lots of friends in Missouri with fridges in their garages with no problems. Convenience is the issue here - avoid the stairs unless you entertain down there.

p.s.s. I'm not a fridge technician, but I like my beer cold!!!

hermansherman 12-18-2006 03:32 PM

Thank you for the information

jeff1 12-18-2006 04:48 PM



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