Can a frig work laying on its back?

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Old 06-06-14, 12:42 PM
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Can a frig work laying on its back?

I found a really cool looking pop chest on pintrest that is basically a frig laying on its side. They built a wood box around it. I thought for some reason the compressor would not work this way. At least not for very long.


Anyone know if this is true?
 
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Old 06-06-14, 02:43 PM
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A normal fridge will not work just laying it on it's side. The compressor has oil in it and needs to run standing upright. That's not to say that someone didn't move and reconnect the compressor in that unit.
 
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Old 06-06-14, 03:18 PM
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As PJ said, thats also why they say transport fridges and freezers upright, or if you have to lay them down, let stand upright for 24 hrs before use.
 
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Adam, are you SURE it is a refrigerator lying on its back? I remember back in the 1950s lots of pop coolers that looked like a small chest freezer. Some even had a mechanism that only dispensed one bottle per coin added to the slot.
 
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Old 06-06-14, 03:57 PM
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Yep, drop in your nickel, slide your drink to the outlet slot and past the opening, drop come salted peanuts in it, you're good.
 
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Old 06-06-14, 04:26 PM
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Ahhhh for the days of nickel 7(?) oz bottles.

Salted peanuts in soda? That must be an old GA thing.
 
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Old 06-06-14, 04:57 PM
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I still do it. Everything is called a "coke", not a soda or pop. Definitely a suthern thang.
 
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Old 06-06-14, 05:28 PM
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It was pop growing up in OH, in the Navy it was "You want a Coke...what kind?".
 
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