Do you dream of an elegant and functional refrigerated counter, but you think that the chosen model will not fit in the door frame? In fact, it can be quite a challenge, but we can help! Such a device can often be easily transported inside, even if the size of the door initially suggests that it is hardly possible. See what dimensions to pay attention to and how to properly lift a refrigerated counter through a narrow door.
Get the dimensions you need
Below, we have prepared tips on how to move the counter through a passage that seems too small theoretically. However, of course, math is inexorable and we will in no way skip its rules. Some of the openings will simply not allow the device to pass through. Therefore, at the start, get a measuring tape. You need it to make sure that a specific refrigerated counter will fit you.
Measure the width and height of the door opening and the thickness of the wall in which the door is seated. When moving some models, the distance between the wall perpendicular to the door frame will also be useful.
Check if disassembly is necessary
Now it's time to sit down and calmly compare the dimensions of the door with the dimensions of the refrigerated counters. Thanks to this, you will find out which devices will fit at all. You will also know if there is a need to disassemble or if the device will pass completely. We have prepared tips for doors with two widths: 90 cm and 80 cm.
Let's start with the door opening 90 cm wide. If the refrigerated counter has a depth:
- 82 cm: will go inside without dismantling;
- 90 cm: it can enter without disassembly; however, if this fails, it is enough to disassemble the sides;
- 107 cm: windows, sides and feet must be disassembled;
- 120 cm: it will be necessary to remove the glass panes, sides and the lifting system; note, here the door must be at least 200 cm high.
If the door width is 80 cm, , in most cases, it is necessary to dismantle it. This is what it looks like at different counter depths:
- 82 cm:the sides and the top must be disassembled
- 90 cm:it will be necessary to remove the glass panes, sides and feet; note, here the height of the door must be at least slightly greater than the length of the counter;
- 107 cm: it will be necessary to remove the glass, sides and feet; note, here the height of the door must be at least slightly greater than the length of the counter;
- 120 cm: we mean the SiX model; it will be necessary to remove glass panes, sides and feet; note, here the height of the door must be at least slightly greater than the length of the counter.
For models of appliances that need to be placed on their side and twisted around the side doorframe, remember that the wall by the door must not be too thick. Otherwise, you won't be able to turn the counter after you bring it in.
Secure the counter and surroundings
You can never be too careful, even if all the dimensions match and you can be sure that you will move the refrigerated counter without any obstacles. A moment of inattention is enough to damage a piece of a wall, floor or the device itself.
Open the door as wide as possible and secure it so that it does not suddenly close. If possible, remove them temporarily from the frame. Remove all furniture and objects that may be accidentally caught out of the way. For example, don't forget the pictures on the wall.
It is a good idea to wrap the device you are carrying with something soft so that it does not scratch any surface. A narrow roll-up sponge, bubble wrap or even a regular blanket will work here. If you don't want to secure the whole thing, at least focus on the corners.
Relocate the refrigerated counter the right way
How to bring a selected model of the counter? Whether to do it vertically or horizontally? We explain right now. If the door width is 90 cm, you can raise all devices (except those with a depth of 120 cm) horizontally, following our above-mentioned instructions for disassembling individual elements. With a slight reservation: put a 107 cm deep counter on its side with the door up. On the other hand, move the counter with a depth of 120 cm vertically.
With a clearance of 80 cm things are a bit different. A counter 82 cm deep will pass horizontally. Ladders 90 cm and 107 cm deep, lift vertically.
If you decide to transport a refrigerated counter from the SiX line through an 80-cm door opening, you need to make a little effort. Check that the thickness of the wall into which the door is fitted is less than 20 cm. Also, make sure that the distance from one wall to the door frame is more than 60 cm.
Do the dimensions match? So it's time to act! Carry such a counter vertically. First, carefully slide the narrower part of the counter through the door. When the most of it is inside, slowly turn the front of the unit to the side, towards the wall (the one that is at least 60 cm from the doorframe). Then the wider side will easily fit into a clearance of 80 cm.
At the end, you have to put the refrigerated counter in the planned place, reinstall the previously disconnected elements, then start the device and fill it with products. Important: do not put the SiX refrigerated counter into operation immediately after it has been brought into the room. Place it horizontally and wait a minimum of twelve hours for the compressor oil to return to its place.
If you are not sure which device to choose, please contact us. We will answer all your questions, provide tips and guide you through the purchase process.