Drilling holes in a fridge, where is safe?

Postby MrBoy » Sat Dec 29, 2018 03:49

I got an old under counter fridge to use as a 2nd brew fridge with another InkBird unit. Electrolux I think.
The drain looks too narrow to get cables through but I'm nervous to drill. Are there any sides I can safely assume don't contain important stuff... Maybe the top?

Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
User avatar
MrBoy
Brewer
 
Posts: 929
Joined: Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:25

Re: Drilling holes in a fridge, where is safe?

Postby LeeH » Sat Dec 29, 2018 05:03

Why not drill the drain hole larger?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

To monitor my latest fermentation click here Black IPA
To view my new AG build click here
Keg 1: Berliner Weisse
Keg 2: APA
Keg 3: Stout (Nitro)
Keg 4: Empty
User avatar
LeeH
Brewer
 
Posts: 743
Joined: Sun Apr 06, 2014 13:35
Location: North Lincs

Re: Drilling holes in a fridge, where is safe?

Postby sledgehammer » Sat Dec 29, 2018 15:58

the side with the switch light etc will have wires horisontaly the back will be busy with refridrent pipes
other than that it's pot luck
have fun
Steve
User avatar
sledgehammer
Brewer
 
Posts: 117
Joined: Fri Apr 04, 2014 21:35
Location: Wales

Re: Drilling holes in a fridge, where is safe?

Postby Jeltz » Sat Dec 29, 2018 21:28

Slowly drill through the outer metal/plastic skin then use a skewer or corkscrew to carefully remove the insulation. Hopefully you'll spot any pipes or wires before any damage is done.

Regards Nic
User avatar
Jeltz
Admin
 
Posts: 2407
Joined: Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:05
Location: Somerset


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 6 guests