Transporting Barfridge

Submitted: Friday, Mar 07, 2003 at 19:04
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Does anyone know if it would do any harm to lie a barfridge on it's side on the way to our camp site. It wouldn't be running. We can't fit it in our vehicle standing up.
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Reply By: jules - Friday, Mar 07, 2003 at 20:23

Friday, Mar 07, 2003 at 20:23
should be ok - most fridges are okay as long as when you get there - stand it upright for half hour before turning it on - lets the gases settle etc - so I have been told by a fridgy
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Reply By: desert - Friday, Mar 07, 2003 at 20:36

Friday, Mar 07, 2003 at 20:36
I was advised to stand the fridge back upright for 24 hours before switching it on.
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Reply By: alan - Friday, Mar 07, 2003 at 22:15

Friday, Mar 07, 2003 at 22:15
Give it at least 2 hrs upright before starting it up this will allowthe gas and the oil time to run back to the compressor .We usually take a large domestic fridge if we are camping where there is power available saves a heap on ice and 2 or 3 families can share it.You also need a ute to transport it.Regarding the tec advice .We run a large refrigeration repair shop in Sydneys western suburbs and we often transport fridges on there sides.Hope this answers your query
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Reply By: Chris - Friday, Mar 07, 2003 at 22:16

Friday, Mar 07, 2003 at 22:16
I was told to stand it upright for one hour before turning back on after buying a deep freezer a couple of weeks ago.
Chris
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Reply By: Truckster - Friday, Mar 07, 2003 at 23:46

Friday, Mar 07, 2003 at 23:46
I was told to stand it upside down for a month, then on each side to dint them evenly for 1 hour, then stand it up on your foot for 4 hours.....


theres a few different answers here.!!!!!
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Follow Up By: sensei - Saturday, Mar 08, 2003 at 02:21

Saturday, Mar 08, 2003 at 02:21
lol...hmm I some times wonder on the humor here...I like it
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Follow Up By: diamond - Saturday, Mar 08, 2003 at 10:00

Saturday, Mar 08, 2003 at 10:00
truckster i though you would know better than that you didnt mention rubbing your stomach in a circular motion while patting your head
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Saturday, Mar 08, 2003 at 10:12

Saturday, Mar 08, 2003 at 10:12
And watching Life Of Brian, followed by 4 episodes each of Love Thy Neighbour, Kingswood Country, and Married with Children whilst waiting to open the door...

Would it get better than that!?
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Follow Up By: greydemon - Saturday, Mar 08, 2003 at 14:31

Saturday, Mar 08, 2003 at 14:31
Hey Truckster, if you have the fridge upside down while watching Kingswood Country, where will 'the Wog' leave his money?
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Saturday, Mar 08, 2003 at 15:28

Saturday, Mar 08, 2003 at 15:28
On the bar? ;)
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Follow Up By: diamond - Saturday, Mar 08, 2003 at 16:17

Saturday, Mar 08, 2003 at 16:17
come on grey demon you dont get it the whole idea is to not leave it upside down so theres plenty of other options for the wog. lol
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Reply By: Member - Peter- Saturday, Mar 08, 2003 at 17:10

Saturday, Mar 08, 2003 at 17:10
so how do you keep the beer cold while all this waiting and turning is going on ? I supose you could drink it to stop it getting hot , but then what would you need the fride for if you had no beer left to put in it ????????? Peter York 4x4
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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 13:11

Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 13:11
Jason,

We had a bar fridge lying down in the wagon from Perth to NQ many years ago. Stood it upright for 24 hours before switching it on and its been running for the 10 years since without missing a beat.

:o) Melissa
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Follow Up By: Terry - Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 19:59

Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 19:59
Leave it for 48hrs and it'll last 20years.
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