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Old 08-22-2007, 03:36 PM   #11
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If the inability to use the shelving because it's on it's side causes you to dig around in there longer before you extract what you want, is there any savings?
The thing is so shallow to begin with.... So I'd say no. I mean, it's no worse than having to reach really far back into refrigerator to grab a lone pickle jar

If it were any deeper - I'd add sliding shelves Since my last post, I've moved my fruits/veggies, lunch stuffs, boiled eggs, bread and some juices into the mini fridge. I kept the spirits in the freezer area - I think it will act as a suitable heat sink.

I'm also considering a very small circulation fan as I've noticed a temperature gradient between the top and bottom - nothing too big, but I think there's room for improvement. I think a small fan (low power/compact) + door switch will resolve this issue.

And while I'm at it, a fan to blow off some of the compressor heat -- the temperature in the compressor box area was around 80 degrees. Heat I don't want rising into the chill zone
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air has very little mass, if you have a jug of water in your fridge filling in the empty space it will most likely do more for keeping the fridge cold, then having it on it's back with the compresser running at an angle where the oil isn't pooling around the bearings, a fan near the compresser will also most likely help, along with some reflective insulation between the fridge and the hot parts.
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air has very little mass, if you have a jug of water in your fridge filling in the empty space it will most likely do more for keeping the fridge cold, then having it on it's back with the compresser running at an angle where the oil isn't pooling around the bearings, a fan near the compresser will also most likely help, along with some reflective insulation between the fridge and the hot parts.
Check out the link I've rotated the compressor to take car of the oil issue On the subject of mass... I keep the refrigerator full for that very reason

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Any updates on pre-mod energy use?
Alas, no.... The Kill A Watt is serving a better task in my/our opinion. We're working on modification for a large upright (without tipping it over). Plus, I haven't been able to track down a similar sized fridge yet
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