Fridge rear clearance
As mentioned on another thread I'm buying a CD fridge, not sure which yet but leaning towards Samsung FD. Anyway it occurred to me that no real thought was given to the placement of the outlet. I went to look at the documentation and it doesn't specify and there's good reason: they call for 2" clearance behind the fridge. So much for "counter depth."
I really want to push my fridge in as far as possible into the 24" surrounding cabinetry, so are my options as I see them:
1) move the outlet into a surrounding cabinet so that I don't have to worry about the depth of the plug. This means though that the fridge will be right up against the wall and the only real clearance will be the required couple inches up top.
2) cut out the Sheetrock behind the fridge to give plenty of clearance. The only real downside I see to that is potential noise transfer to the living room on the other side of the wall. I suppose if that's really a concern I could stuff some R board or something into the bays. An added benefit is this would add a half inch of depth, which I may or may not need.
Cabinetry is going in tomorrow, fridge not picked. Which would you do, or do you have a better suggestion?