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 Post subject: Quiet refrigerators
PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:15 pm 
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Can anyone recommend a refrigerator that is REALLY quiet? Or, possibly, one that has a pleasant, constant, noise profile instead of the "100% quiet for hours... then suddenly an insane BRANGGG sound when the compressor kicks in"? Do these even exist? It shouldn't be huge, so all 2-door versions are right out. I could maybe even go for a mini fridge.


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 Post subject: Re: Quiet refrigerators
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:55 am 
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propane and natural gas units are nearly silent.
or go the commercial route and put all the noise/heat making equipment on the roof or out back and pipe in the cold/hot exchange lines to the separate kitchen unit.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:34 am 
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http://www.sunfrost.com/refrigerators_main.html

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 Post subject: Re: Quiet refrigerators
PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:02 pm 
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Wow, I've never even heard of propane/natural gas powered refrigerators. Need to look into that. Probably not a good choice for me in an apartment building though? Also I can't put the cooling element outside for the same reason.

As for the Sun Frost fridges... Don't think I could get those here but I don't know why they would be any better than any other refrigerator either?


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 Post subject: Re: Quiet refrigerators
PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:49 pm 
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Puffi wrote:
As for the Sun Frost fridges... Don't think I could get those here but I don't know why they would be any better than any other refrigerator either?


From what I've read, super-insulated -> needs less cooling ->they use a smaller/quieter compressor. Sort of analogous to SPCR silent PC philosophy. :)

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