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    Converting a a full length fridge into a chiller

    Thinking of buying a new full length fridge and turning it into chiller anyone got any ideas on fitting a hanging rail, or any issues doing this ????

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    Hi - I did exactly the same. Got a full length fridge on Gumtree, took the shelves out, then bodged up a rail at the top using two bits of wood and half a curtain pole. Works fine! I hang roe and fallow in there for a week, just open the door once a day and swing it a bit to ventilate. Never had any problems.
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    I did something very similar to pazmino, made a couple of brackets and used the hanging pole to brace everything into place. I made the brackets in a way to get the pole as high up inside the fridge as possible to maximise hanging space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viney View Post
    Thinking of buying a new full length fridge and turning it into chiller anyone got any ideas on fitting a hanging rail, or any issues doing this ????
    Bushwear do a kit which puts the through and is therefore much stronger.
    http://www.bushwear.co.uk/tenderum-f...um-346952.html
    MS

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    Regarding ventilation what is more important, fresh air to replace damp air in the fridge or keeping the air moving in the fridge? Would a small fan inside the fridge be enough or would it need to blast in air from outside?
    Last edited by nun_hunter; 26-01-2016 at 16:42. Reason: auto correct

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    This is why the old drinks fridges are better as they blast the cold air in which dries the carcass and prevents mould.
    Bargain in Lincoln here for 20:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tall-Drink...gAAOSwFqJWpjwR
    MS

    Another in Sussex will go cheap as it has no shelves, currently at 99p!!
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Caravell-D...cAAOSwKtlWpl1N
    MS
    Last edited by Monkey Spanker; 26-01-2016 at 11:51.

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    Thanks for that, really didn't realise there was any difference in a fridge and a drinks cabinet is the difference critical to carcass longevity

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    Have you had any issues with Mould as it seems its a possibility that's been pointed out due to lack of air circulation never considered this might be a problem,given we all use fridges to store meat.
    Can you get two Roe in at once ??

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    I've never had any issues with mould. The fridge I bought has a little fan at the top (though I don't think that's essential, a friend has the same system but his fridge doesn't have a fan), and as I said, I just open the door once a day and swing it a few times to change the air. And yes, you could definitely get two roe in at once.

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    That's sound advice think it would do nicely
    cheers

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