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Placement Requirements
BILD 800 Wine Cabinets

Power Requirement

The cooling unit plugs into a standard wall outlet, and the outlet should be on a dedicated circuit. The components of the cooling unit draw 3 amps, and the electric outlet on the side of the cooling unit also is rated for 3 amps. The cord extends 6 1/2 feet from the back of the cabinet. If an extension cord is used, it should be 14-gauge wire or thicker, grounded, and as short as possible. We recommend using a surge protector rated at 15 amps or more. Under no circumstances should the wine cabinet share a circuit with another motor or compressor-based appliance, like a wine cooler, fridge or air conditioner.

Floor Surface

The floor where you'll be placing the cabinet must be completely flat. Because of the significant weight of your wine cabinet, it is important that you consider the weight load factor of the floor as compared to the weight of the cabinet.

Weight Load Factor

After loading your wine cabinet with wine bottles, it will be extremely heavy. When selecting a location for your cabinet, make sure that the floor underneath is strong enough to support the weight of the cabinet (1195 lbs) plus the weight of the bottles (approx. 2400 lbs. assuming 800 bottles).

Temperature Requirements

CellarPro cooling units are designed to handle temperatures ranging from 50°F to 95°F.

Ventilation Requirements

The cooling unit generates hot air that must be exhausted in such a way that it won't be recirculated by the cooling unit. If the hot air cannot be dissipated or channeled properly, and the cooling unit is forced to recycle its own hot air, the cooling unit will be unable to maintain cold temperatures inside the wine cabinet and/or will overheat and/or will run all the time.

The cooling unit can be top vented or rear vented, as follows:

  • Top venting allows the wine room to be 2-3 inches away from adjacent walls, and requires 12 inches of clearance atop the wine room.
  • Rear venting requires 4-6 inches of clearance behind the cooling unit.

Assembly Required

BILD wine rooms and cabinets require assembly. Detailed instructions and all assembly hardware is included with your purchase.

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