Hanging bar for chiller

dryan

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I have an old shop fridge that I want to convert to a chiller. Can someone recommend size/ type of bar I would need to hang fallow bucks from?

Would aluminum bar be strong enough or do I need to go for stainless steel? Span is approx 2 foot.
 

PorkChops

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I used 12mm 316 stainless round bar and slide it directly through the leg, to maximize height. Mine needed 510mm long and is fine for fallow does.

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All the best
PC
 

Tim.243

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I have an old shop fridge that I want to convert to a chiller. Can someone recommend size/ type of bar I would need to hang fallow bucks from?

Would aluminum bar be strong enough or do I need to go for stainless steel? Span is approx 2 foot.
I have an old length of ally ladder as my bar I cut it to an H then cut the centre rung as it was not wide enough
with a piece of 25mm box section through the rung to fit the width. 66.5kg is the heaviest fallow to hang off it.

The foot print of the H spreads the weight very well. :tiphat:
 

TomT3

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I have a short length of 20mm galvanised conduit in the chiller straight through the sides at the minute, just make sure that you know what your drilling through !
 

deerstalker.308

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I have an old length of ally ladder as my bar I cut it to an H then cut the centre rung as it was not wide enough
with a piece of 25mm box section through the rung to fit the width. 66.5kg is the heaviest fallow to hang off it.

The foot print of the H spreads the weight very well. :tiphat:
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badbob

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Aluminium box or tube section not bar , steel strong enough but its the way you secure it through or to the fridge walls where the weakness is.
I`m reluctant to drill my new larder fridge, roe and muntjac are ok, Im still working on it, similar to Tim .243.
 

sikadog

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Most fridges are strong enough to carry the weight of a deer, the only fridges you need to be carefull of drilling are the ones charged with a gas called R600a which is pure Butane, like the gas in a camping stove but with no smell.
You can find the information on the manufacturers plate either inside or on the rear, fridges on this gas tend to have the gas cooling coil built into sidewall of the fridge.
 

Tim.243

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Aluminium box or tube section not bar , steel strong enough but its the way you secure it through or to the fridge walls where the weakness is.
I`m reluctant to drill my new larder fridge, roe and muntjac are ok, Im still working on it, similar to Tim .243.
do you want a picture?
 

Tim.243

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Aluminium box or tube section not bar , steel strong enough but its the way you secure it through or to the fridge walls where the weakness is.
I`m reluctant to drill my new larder fridge, roe and muntjac are ok, Im still working on it, similar to Tim .243.
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Tam the Gun

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This may provide you with what your looking for.

 

Scapegoat

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I converted a Beko fridge (145cm tall) last weekend. A length of 19mm tubing cut to length, two pipe stand-off brackets, four 5mm bolts with nuts and a pair of large washers. Drilled though the top of the fridge (no coolant or electrics in the top) and simply bolted it all together. Cost less than tenner all in (the fridge was £20)

Holds two roe.
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sauer

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Stainless welded on flat bar and pick up the wee holes down the side … no need to wreck or puncture a chiller ….. or make it a frame that near each corner from floor up and bolt together … no welding jist bits of box section drill and bolts
Can take 3 roe side by side ( double door chiller) not touching .. currently got stag hanging skinned in primal in it
 

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