Placing refrigerator during kitchen remodeling


Old 12-07-14, 01:12 PM
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Question Placing refrigerator during kitchen remodeling

I am about to have work start on my kitchen remodel. I want to move my refrigerator into the living room while the work is going on, after which I am freecycling it (giving it to someone who needs one). I have two concerns:

1) May I in an emergency (such as loss of power) use a heavy-duty extension cord for a short-ish (up to 5 days) period of time?

2) The living room is carpeted. I have read that refrigerators should not be placed on carpet because carpet retains heat. What should I put on top of the carpet under the refrigerator to address this problem? Plywood? Sheetrock?

I want to make sure all is done safely. Thanks.
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Old 12-07-14, 01:21 PM
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A heavy duty extension cord would be fine. The best thing would be to use a piece of plywood on the floor.
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Not sure where you heard about the heat issue, just not true.
I'd be more concerned with leaving imprints in the carpet.
Use plywood, sheetrock would just crush.
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