DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (http://www.diychatroom.com/)
-   Appliances (http://www.diychatroom.com/f47/)
-   -   Use freezer as fridge (http://www.diychatroom.com/f47/use-freezer-fridge-88087/)

fjacky 11-29-2010 02:18 PM

Use freezer as fridge
 
I have an old freezer. Can I just plug the freezer into a timer and just have the freezer run for maybe 2-3 hours a day to keep my beer cool. Yes, it will be used for a beer fridge:)

Red Squirrel 11-29-2010 07:42 PM

I suppose it could work. What I'd do (voiding the warenty in the process:laughing:) is run some kind of thermostat inside that activates a relay to turn it on/off. That way you can have better control of the temp.

PastTense 11-29-2010 07:52 PM

Yes, there have been a number of articles describing how to do it, for example:
http://www.builditsolar.com/Projects...est_fridge.pdf

PS. How you void the warranty on an old refrigerator? They don't have one.

SubSailor 11-29-2010 08:18 PM

As long as it's frost free. If not, you'll end up with a bunch of water on your feet every time you want a beer.

fjacky 11-30-2010 11:08 AM

Don't think it's frost free, that's why I was gonna put it on a timer, hoping it wouldn't be on long enough to create the frost. Just long enough to keep it cool. I guess not the best idea. I tried:)

fjacky 12-01-2010 11:23 AM

If I do end up converting this freezer into a fridge, would it ruin the compressor if I sat the freezer up so the lid would open as a door and not as a typical chest freezer?

del schisler 12-01-2010 03:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fjacky (Post 543612)
If I do end up converting this freezer into a fridge, would it ruin the compressor if I sat the freezer up so the lid would open as a door and not as a typical chest freezer?

I belive you can't do that the compreser set's on spring's and it would fall out of the set up and the compreser has to set down like it is sopose to oil in the comp would i belive lock up the reed valve's and maybe the filter. Lot's could happen. my 2 cent's got to get a beer

jlhaslip 12-01-2010 09:57 PM

Beer never lasts long enough to enjoy the 2 hour cycle you are planning for... :lol:

WDR 12-02-2010 10:26 PM

compressor
 
I believe the oil in fridge / freezer compressors oil squirts up through the middle and flows over the motor and actual compressor back to the bottom. If you turned it on its side the oil whould not flow over the whole unit and it would over heat.

Jacques 12-03-2010 07:08 AM

go to a local appl parts store and buy a temporary cold control Eaton- #CC1. it has it's own hse with knob and suction cups. connect the old thermo wires to this and set it for refrig temps. the condenser coils are inside the liner so don't drill holes through it to install a tap..don't turn it on end either.

beenthere 03-14-2013 05:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fjacky (Post 543612)
If I do end up converting this freezer into a fridge, would it ruin the compressor if I sat the freezer up so the lid would open as a door and not as a typical chest freezer?

That would kill the compressor.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:37 AM.


Copyright 2003-2014 Escalate Media LP. All Rights Reserved