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  1. #14
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    For all practical purposes, no it won't work.
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    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beshvac View Post
    Just leave the refrigerator door open and let it cool the house.........Put a dyson fan on a shelf inside the door and let it blow.......

    Disclaimer: This is just a joke and not intended to be a solution!
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    Even if the a/c and refrigerator compressors were the same capacity, tonnage-wise, the medium temp fridge comp would not live long doing a/c duty.
    Building Physics Rule #1: Hot flows to cold.


    Building Physics Rule #2:
    Higher air pressure moves toward lower air pressure


    Building Physics Rule #3:
    Higher moisture concentration moves toward lower moisture concentration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shophound View Post
    Even if the a/c and refrigerator compressors were the same capacity, tonnage-wise, the medium temp fridge comp would not live long doing a/c duty.
    Makes sense, but what to you think would be the cause of death on the compressor?

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    Running to long, how often do you hear your refrigerator running. For the most part it only runs after you open the door and then about once ever two hours if left shut with a proper seal. Those comps are built to last but not to run as hard.
    If you're too "open" minded, your brains will fall out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XcelTech View Post
    Running to long, how often do you hear your refrigerator running. For the most part it only runs after you open the door and then about once ever two hours if left shut with a proper seal. Those comps are built to last but not to run as hard.
    The newer models use smaller compressors and actually run more often. I still doubt they run as much as an A/C unit does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 54regcab View Post
    Makes sense, but what to you think would be the cause of death on the compressor?
    Refrigerators run at different evaporating and condensing pressures, so the compression ratio is different. Also, medium to low temp compressors have more pumping volume for the same capacity as high temp comps. This is due to the lower evaporating temps in a fridge, meaning refrigerant density is less. The comp must therefore have a larger cylinder or compression area to assure the correct mass flow through the refrigeration circuit, not to mention proper oil return.
    Building Physics Rule #1: Hot flows to cold.


    Building Physics Rule #2:
    Higher air pressure moves toward lower air pressure


    Building Physics Rule #3:
    Higher moisture concentration moves toward lower moisture concentration.

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