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    Door stop for outdoor fridge?

    So, we're now installing the fixtures in our ODK, and discovered something we had not anticipated...

    The fridge door swings to the right to open, towards the end of the island. If someone is not paying attention, the door could open up wide enough to thwack the outer stucco edge - which would dent the door of the fridge.

    Putting some sort of door stop in the deck seems like an invitation to trip over it...but we don't want a dented door in the first weekend of use.

    Has anyone else solved this issue? How did you handle it?

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    Re: Door stop for outdoor fridge?

    Quite a few fridge doors can be switched to the other side. See if your can. Look at the top of the door. If you see "stoppers" on then other end in the same place the hinge is then you can change it.

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    Re: Door stop for outdoor fridge?

    How about something rubbery attached to the spot that would deliver the dent?
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    Re: Door stop for outdoor fridge?

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    Quite a few fridge doors can be switched to the other side. See if your can. Look at the top of the door. If you see "stoppers" on then other end in the same place the hinge is then you can change it.

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    Kim, that won't help - then we'll have two doors into one another, and the handle of the fridge would bash up the front of the doors under the BBQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    How about something rubbery attached to the spot that would deliver the dent?
    That's what's most likely - a rubber-sheathed doorstop, drilled down into the deck. But it will also be a tripping hazard for me, since I never look where my feet are going.

    Anything mounted on the stucco island would probably deliver a dent as well, even if wrapped in rubber....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    How about something rubbery attached to the spot that would deliver the dent?
    That's what's most likely - a rubber-sheathed doorstop, drilled down into the deck. But it will also be a tripping hazard for me, since I never look where my feet are going.

    Anything mounted on the stucco island would probably deliver a dent as well, even if wrapped in rubber....

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    Re: Door stop for outdoor fridge?

    Slap something on the door itself to keep it from denting.
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    Re: Door stop for outdoor fridge?

    Hey, how about a Jimmy Buffett magnet?

    The good news is that dented fridges still keep the beverages chilled!
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    Let's....NOT......be rude to Jimmy!
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    Re: Door stop for outdoor fridge?

    I bought some foam tubing at lowes - I think it was some kind of pipe insulation, cut it to the size of the fridge door and wedged it in between the door and the stone. It does the job and is not as ugly as it sounds! Lol
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    Re: Door stop for outdoor fridge?

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    Re: Door stop for outdoor fridge?

    Quote Originally Posted by Readyforapool View Post
    I bought some foam tubing at lowes - I think it was some kind of pipe insulation, cut it to the size of the fridge door and wedged it in between the door and the stone. It does the job and is not as ugly as it sounds! Lol
    Hmm, good idea, thanks!

    We did buy the rubber stop that drills into the deck...But I like the idea of the foam, too.

    And for those thinking that dents are fine, or that we should cover up the SS fridge door...you're clearly not as OCD as my DH.

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    Re: Door stop for outdoor fridge?

    Could you attach a small chain inside the fridg from the door to the inside, top of the box to keep it from going too far
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    Re: Door stop for outdoor fridge?

    Can you add a piece to the top area instead of the ground tripping section? Place a small plastic garbage can / recycling bin in that spot?

    I am sure we could all get more creative with a picture or two.
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