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Commercial Walk in Refrigerator


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#1 JeanneCake

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:13 PM

So I'm considering new space; and the challenge is that there are four steel poles that are about 4 or 5 feet away from the corners at each point. I need to install a walk in cooler; and I've got the panels, etc (I'll need to buy a new compressor).

I'm thinking that I can't install a cooler with one of those poles in the corner of it because the ceiling panel of the cooler would have to have a hole cut in it then sealed around the pole and that could be a problem. Yes? No? Has anyone done this before? Can it work?

#2 Creola

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:40 PM

Would it be possible to move a pole, it would be easier.

#3 JeanneCake

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:17 PM

No, that's the thing. It's a supporting beam (or whatever they're called) and I think this is going to be a dealbreaker. I don't want a cooler that is only 4 feet wide and I don't want it to be the big square in the center of the space. Sigh. It's always something. This is a great retail space, too.

#4 Creola

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:56 PM

I guess as long as you seal the pole with foam insulation to prevent moisture and cold air loss it would work, but you will also lose space inside for shelving.

#5 Edward J

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:06 AM

Uhh......, you can't "seal against moisture".

Steel pillar is cold from being in the fridge.
Pole goes up past the seal and insulation, and due to steel's conductivity it is still cold.
It meets warm air.
condensation happens