February 28th, 2007, 04:46 PM
Is it safe to drill holes in the side of my fridge?
I'm putting some beer taps on my fridge, and was wondering if it will damage the fridge's mechanism to put them on the side of the fridge. I've modified a fridge like this before by going through the door, but if there are no cooling pipes etc. in the side I'd rather go through there as it's stronger than the door. I'm going to drill 6 7/8" holes.
Here's the fridge: FRU17B2JW Frigidaire 16.7 Cu. Ft. Large Upright All Refrigerator with 5 Door Bins: 4 Wire Shelves
Is there any way to tell if the sidewalls are just insulation?
thanks in advance.
February 28th, 2007, 06:25 PM
MOST refrigerators have just insulation in the sides.
Old refrigerators had condensors built in the side wall, but today things are different. 98% of new refrigerators have them in other places besides the sides.
I would stay away from the back edge, but 6 holes should be relatively safe.
Good luck, send some beer my way when you're done.
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