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    Walk in cooler sizing advise

    Want to start off by saying I donít have a lot of experience in the refrigeration aspect of the industry just what I have learned through school and ion real life which is pretty little.
    I have a walk in cooler for my dads restaurant that is about 20 years old runs great just changed out the compressor out about 2 years ago and continued to run great but the past 2years are his business has gotten pretty busy so we keep more product on hand now and the health department has new rules for lower temps in the refrigerators. They use to be somewhere around 43-44 degrees was fine but now we have to be under 41 degrees witch is fine but if we turn it down seems to freeze the evaporator by the end of the day Iím pretty sure she is undersized for what we need. There is a lot of traffic as the door stays open a lot when we are busy even though we have those plastic barriers to help keep in the cold air. I am thinking about changing out the condensing unit and evaporator for somthing bigger just donít know how big I should go Iím afraid if I go to big it will cool to fast and leave a lot of humidity behind what due you guys recommend. The units sizes

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    For storage of 35 Degrees evaporator 5169 btu/hr at 10 degrees TD
    Condesing unit 5169 btu/hr at 25 degrees suction temperature in 100 ambient
    Company W.A Brown & son, INC
    Model UDS-4
    Size 9x18 with 8ft hieght

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    Try keeping the door closed. As much as possible. And add a defrost between Lunch and supper. And right after supper rush.

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    44*?? When was the last time you had a health inspector in the restaurant? The 80's???
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    he comes every 3 months this time he was very through with the temps this time wanting them below 41 the items close to the evaporators are there but toward the door they get hotter

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    Yeah cause the door stays open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by avilleg0 View Post
    Want to start off by saying I donít have a lot of experience in the refrigeration aspect of the industry just what I have learned through school and ion real life which is pretty little.
    I have a walk in cooler for my dads restaurant that is about 20 years old runs great just changed out the compressor out about 2 years ago and continued to run great but the past 2years are his business has gotten pretty busy so we keep more product on hand now and the health department has new rules for lower temps in the refrigerators. They use to be somewhere around 43-44 degrees was fine but now we have to be under 41 degrees witch is fine but if we turn it down seems to freeze the evaporator by the end of the day Iím pretty sure she is undersized for what we need. There is a lot of traffic as the door stays open a lot when we are busy even though we have those plastic barriers to help keep in the cold air. I am thinking about changing out the condensing unit and evaporator for somthing bigger just donít know how big I should go Iím afraid if I go to big it will cool to fast and leave a lot of humidity behind what due you guys recommend. The units sizes

    Name plate goes
    For storage of 35 Degrees evaporator 5169 btu/hr at 10 degrees TD
    Condesing unit 5169 btu/hr at 25 degrees suction temperature in 100 ambient
    Company W.A Brown & son, INC
    Model UDS-4
    Size 9x18 with 8ft hieght
    WA Brown or KG Brown?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pecmsg View Post
    WA Brown or KG Brown?
    W.A brown

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    This should give you a general guideline
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    Officially, Down for the count

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    Wow, your wayyyy to smallll.
    You need at least 1 ton.
    Is there just 1 door ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTP99 View Post
    Wow, your wayyyy to smallll.
    You need at least 1 ton.
    Is there just 1 door ?
    yes just one door then there another door inside for a small walk in freezer

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2sac View Post
    This should give you a general guideline
    thank you

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