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Old 01-25-2020, 09:07 AM   #1
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Refrigerator Removal

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We would like to remove our original refrigerator to have it restored. The fridge is bolted to the floor with post coming up through the floor. The post are fairly tall, is there enough space between the counter top and the top of the fridge to pull the unit out without removing the counter top?

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Old 01-25-2020, 09:18 AM   #2
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Are those posts? or are they bolts? Do they have threads?
If they are bolts, then you can tap them down though the sub-flooring. However you will probably have to access the underside of the sub-floor to re-install the fridge.

This may be a time to think about a brand new refrigerator. Larger and perhaps more efficient.

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A brand new refrig is quite the task to remove and install, even then..its not the same. I went this "JC" route, spent quite a bit of money, of which I'm satisfied with the results, except..I wished they had explained to me then, the new one was not a 3 way operation like the old one..I later found out, for just a few dollars more, I could have had that 3 way feature. Rebuilting one's old refrig is a doable project, and for much much less cost.
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Hi All,

We would like to remove our original refrigerator to have it restored. The fridge is bolted to the floor with post coming up through the floor. The post are fairly tall, is there enough space between the counter top and the top of the fridge to pull the unit out without removing the counter top?



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I have replaced my refrigerator in my 66 Tradewind. You might look at post #33 in my renovation thread in the trailer section titled Danís 66 Tradewind Improvements. You will have to remove the countertop to get the fridge out. This is a bit of a pain.

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I have replaced my refrigerator in my 66 Tradewind. You might look at post #33 in my renovation thread in the trailer section titled Danís 66 Tradewind Improvements. You will have to remove the countertop to get the fridge out. This is a bit of a pain.

Dan
Thank you everyone. I've seen a lot of discussion about replacing verses restoring the Dometic fridge. Though call on that one.

Dan I see you venture down to NC on occasion. If you're ever in the Greensboro area feel free to reach out. I've certainly looked at a number of your post for inspiration on our own project. I would be happy to buy you a beer sometime.

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