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Standard Depth Fridge? Is 29" enough?

Posted by dad4diy (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 17, 13 at 23:16

We are agonizing over the fridge decision for our remodel. The former pantry area will be used for the fridge.

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We were planning all along to get a counter depth fridge, but after demo, we realized we have a little extra depth. As the picture shows, we have about 28.5" now and will have 29.25" after the cabinet framing is added.

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Many standard depth fridges have a case depth around 29". However, they recommend 1-2" for air clearance behind them. I can recess water and electric in the stud bay in the wall, but are we pushing the limit here? Thanks for any input!

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RE: Standard Depth Fridge? Is 29" enough?

We are building a recess for our fridge too. Look at the specs for your particular fridge and it will state the requirements for recessing. Our Fridgidaire only requires 1/2" on the sides and 1" on the top, although we're giving it a bit more than that in case future fridges need it.

RE: Standard Depth Fridge? Is 29" enough?

Oh, and definitely push the water and electric into the studs. If you have the width, you could take out the studs by adding a header and jack studs to give you more depth. That takes up 3" of width for the jack studs though, so it's a trade-off.

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