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Thread: Buying a commercial fridge vs a residential fridge

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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!
    TFMM

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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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    I'm tired of these mediocre "semi flammable" refrigerants. If we're going to do it let's do it right.
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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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    I'm tired of these mediocre "semi flammable" refrigerants. If we're going to do it let's do it right.
    All opinion subject to change without notice.

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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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    You going to pay out of the nose upfront and in energy costs over energy star residential. Literally 4X the upfront cost and 2-3X in energy consumption.

    Atosa is bargain warehouse garbage. It will break before most residentials in a residential setting. Compressor contacts go through the Dixell. Dixells will fail within 3-4 years.

    We have dozens of Delfields in restaurants but they aren't lasting. Having better luck with Traulsens which are better build IMO. We have negotiated pricing on them though. I would never recommend for residential.

    If you have the budget, stick with Sub Zero. Otherwise, off the shelf at Home Depot. My LG at home works fine and sips energy.

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    I agree...if this is residential and you want something quality Sub-Zero is a good choice.

    5 year full parts and labor warranty on the sealed refrigerant system....12 years parts only on sealed system.

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    And if you're on a budget frigidaire's pretty darn good as long as you stick with basic equipment. I thinking about it and I don't think I've worked on a Frigidaire that's less than 5 years old which I can't say that about any other brand. The best part is when they need fixed they're always easy.

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    I'm tired of these mediocre "semi flammable" refrigerants. If we're going to do it let's do it right.
    All opinion subject to change without notice.

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    Any fridge 7 1/2 - 10 years and consider replacing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pecmsg View Post
    Any ( New ) fridge 7 1/2 - 10 years and consider replacing it.
    FIFY 😉

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