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« Reply #30 on: September 03, 2007, 08:28:05 PM »

I was at my daughters today, and she has a slick set up to keep the kids out of the fridg. It is a kiddie latch of some type, but the nice thing about it is that it is held to the door and side of the fridge with sticky tape, and it operates with your thumb as you pull on the handle.
I always forget to release the latch and it will not open without depressing the thumb latch. Very well made, but I forgot to ask her where she got it, probably wally world or somewhere like that
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« Reply #31 on: September 04, 2007, 02:38:30 PM »

Nice pictures everyone.  I need to learn how to do that.  Finally a question I can answer from direct, but old, experience.  We found that ALL the stuff INSIDE the box had to be secured as well as the two (2) front doors. 

What we learned (the hard way!) is that EVERYTHING inside needed to be secured inside a "containment" container like eggs and all the other packaged stuff everyone has, then padded together using clean towels and clothes.

The two outside doors were eventually secured by several strips of velcro attached to glued portions.  Cheap, easy and quick.  And yeah, we had to reinforce the entire reefer to the floor as some Interstate holes were DEEP!!  Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: September 05, 2007, 07:44:00 AM »

My refrig is 16 cu ft, and I have not ever secured anything inside it.  Have not had any problems, although its true whe I buy a dozen of eggs, they stay in the carton and I don't let them roll around.  Soda's, beer, salad stuff, condiments, milk, everything just sits in there ready for me when I need it.

Here is a picture of my latches.  There is some residue adhesive around the latch from where I had tried velcro patches.  The adhesive held, but the velcro did not.  Too much weight, or too small a velcro patch.  The latches are easier and faster than the velcro was.
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« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2007, 07:52:40 AM »

We kept it simple, we took a travel lock of an older S&S refrigerator and had to shim it out slightly to make it reach, used a small piece of paneling to shim it, and to holds the doors shut. it's just a t shaped piece of plastic with a pivot point at the base, swings forward to latch, back to unlock. The 'T' holds both the freezer door closed and the refrigerator door closed at the same time.  We've never had any movement or spillage inside the refrigerator, not sure if thats because of the way my wife shoehorns 18 cubic feet of food into a 14 cubic foot refrigerator or if it's because of the superior ride of the Eagles lol.
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