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Thread: Buying a commercial fridge vs a residential fridge

  1. #21
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    A used Traulsen rebuilt in MY market will cost 4 times a Atosia. Maybe 5X!

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    Replaced a termination switch on one less week.
    R12 on R409a thing runs flawlessly.

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    I always wanted to build my own and put the unit in the basement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pecmsg View Post
    A used Traulsen rebuilt in MY market will cost 4 times a Atosia. Maybe 5X!
    I picked up one last year for almost nothing that had a bad compressor and a missing control board.
    Put in a new compressor and reworked the control with Pen stat.
    Used it around the house for awhile told sold it.
    Got 4x my cost.
    Life is too short, Behappy!
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    Went and looked at a True T-23-HC. It is a really nice unit.

    The noise was just a fan which wasn't that loud, but probably a bit loud for the space we have. If the LG we just ordered gives out, we will be buying that True for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saul Good View Post
    Went and looked at a True T-23-HC. It is a really nice unit.

    The noise was just a fan which wasn't that loud, but probably a bit loud for the space we have. If the LG we just ordered gives out, we will be buying that True for sure.
    Well I would start saving in earnest for the True. I see LG compressors die within 2 to 5 years most of the time.

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    Friend of mine used to work for Sears , and he was required to look at 10 refrigerators a day , minimum

    They had about 20 service vans go out daily

    He was trained to give them 1 of 2 things

    Relay kit , or give it a shot of 134 if was leaking .... so it lasts until the warranty is up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snapperhead View Post
    Friend of mine used to work for Sears , and he was required to look at 10 refrigerators a day , minimum

    They had about 20 service vans go out daily

    He was trained to give them 1 of 2 things

    Relay kit , or give it a shot of 134 if was leaking .... so it lasts until the warranty is up
    No more relay kits for VS BS compressors.

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    Hello!

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    I have been thinking about getting a vintage refrigerator instead of a new one.

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