Can I put the refrigerator next to the gas pipe?
It’s hard to imagine modern life without a fridge. It is almost the main attribute of any kitchen. In order for the device to serve for a long time and give a lot of benefits, you need to know the rules for its operation, which are set out in the instructions. Manufacturers in them indicate how to properly transport and install it, the air temperature at which it should work, the influence of other devices on its operation.
You need to transport the refrigerator upright. When transporting it is impossible to lay it on its side, because the oil from the compressor can get into the condenser. That during further operation will lead to compressor failure. If during transportation it is possible to transport only in the "side position", then you need to take care of the vertical position of the compressor tube at this time. After the refrigerator is delivered to the site, it is necessary to drain the oil back to the compressor. To do this, put it in a vertical position for two to three hours, then turn it on.
As a rule, the temperature value required for normal operation of the equipment ranges from 15ºC to 30ºC. The increased temperature threatens the compressor to work with a load, its service life is reduced accordingly, the power consumption increases. From this it follows that it is not recommended to put it near heat sources - near the stove, gas boiler, to be installed on the heated floor. There must be a gap of at least five centimeters between the refrigerator and other kitchen equipment to ensure its constant air circulation.
If the floor on which this unit will stand, is heated it is necessary to try so that the heating system pipes do not pass in the place where it will be installed.
Otherwise, it will be constantly heated from below, which will lead to continuous operation of the compressor, will increase the load on the unit, its wear and energy consumption.
Near the stove or boiler
When installing the refrigerator next to the stove do not forget that the stove will heat its body. To reduce the harm from such a “neighborhood”, between them you can install a partition, glued on both sides with foil. Such a simple device will help reduce the heating of the side surface.
When installing the refrigerator near the gas boiler, you need to take into account that the boiler heats up during operation. Better to have a distance between them. It is also important to know that the rear grille of the unit requires air cooling, so it should not be placed close to the wall and in the niche. The exception is made by models in which the limiters are provided, which do not allow close to the back of the device to the wall.
Two models together
If you decide to put two models of the refrigerator together, you need to take care that there is sufficient ventilation of the rear radiators. Install them so that there is a gap between them. With this arrangement, the doors will not interfere with each other, and no condensation will form on the side walls. From excessive moisture, metal parts of the equipment will corrode.
Next door to other appliances.
The gas pipe next to the refrigerator will not interfere with its operation. Here you can even get additional benefits - close the pipe with a refrigerator.
A dishwasher installed nearby does not harm him either. It is simply necessary that air be circulated between the dishwasher and the refrigerator. But near the sink to put the refrigerator is not recommended, because the humidity - not the best friend of the refrigerator.
Why not put on top?
Top of the refrigerator do not put heavy objects. It is not used as a stand for the microwave, TV. You can put on top for the beauty of souvenirs, decorative dishes. However, we must remember that the refrigerator is designed for completely different purposes. All household appliances, apart from the fact that they heat up during operation, are also sources of electromagnetic radiation, which negatively affects the operation of equipment.
The TV on the fridge is convenient: it stands on top, no one is blocking the screen.
It is pleasant to listen to the news, watch movies while cooking or eating. However, the harm from such an arrangement is obvious: if the TV is heavy, the top cover of the refrigerator can bend. Proper operation of the TV assumes a stable surface, and the refrigerator vibrates when it is working. For this reason should not be considered as a stand for the TV.
It is better not to install a microwave oven on top for security purposes either. After all, most models are not released low, the microwave is high. The heated food has a rather high temperature. When removing it from the stove, you can inadvertently knock it over. Vibration for a microwave is also harmful. Some manufacturers in the instructions for use directly indicate that to place foreign objects on the top of the refrigerator can not.