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Refrigerator for Barn Loft

Old 10-16-2019, 05:42 PM
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Default Refrigerator for Barn Loft

My first addition to this loft that will never be this clean again will be a refrigerator. (So that we can use the pool table.)

So I understand that many refrigerators do not work well at outside temps above 100 or below 30. I saw this article on garage ready refrigerators and says some are made for 5 below to 110.
I can't find any of the ones they mentioned nor any on Home Depot or Amazon.
Do I really need one? I have an old one in my attached garage that seems to work OK. I know my daughter said the newer ones do not work when it is too cold.
What do you guys use ?
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Old 10-16-2019, 06:18 PM
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one of these in my garage. Tip: don't tell your friends when you fill it up and don't be nice and set everything in it to free
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Old 10-16-2019, 06:25 PM
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Our vacation place is totally unheated in off season. With an old beer fridge it cost almost nothing per month. We had a second fridge in the main house.
Replaced the old beer fridge and we were getting $0-50 / month electric bills. The fridge was heating to keep stuff from freezing apparently.
Unplugged it and electric usage went back to almost 0. If you are up there shooting pool, I am sure it will be fine.
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Old 10-16-2019, 06:27 PM
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Stick to any traditional fridge with no through door ice. Universal garage kits are available for them that will keep them working fine when it’s extremely cold.
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Old 10-16-2019, 06:43 PM
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If it gets cold you dont need a fridge

pull the plug and keep things in the fridge so they wont freeze
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Old 10-16-2019, 09:41 PM
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My former attached uninsulated garage would get pretty cold in the winter and the freezer didn’t work right. Fridge part was always fine.
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Old 10-16-2019, 09:48 PM
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I'm going to coin a new term. Barn Envy
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