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Old 07-12-2014, 05:59 PM   #21
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I am sorry for the delay on the baffle instructions. I recorded everything and now cannot find cord to get from camera to computer I will just take photos and post as originally planned.

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Old 07-12-2014, 07:57 PM   #22
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Thanks for the info.

I read a very interesting article -- reads like a rant but the guy has some valid points, about how ammonia absorption refrigerators just don't last. He makes a point that a) rv refrigerator manufacturers don't provide the service needed, and b) that there would be a huge market for compressor type refrigerator manufacturers to make units designed to simply drop in and replace the absorption types:

RV Refrigerator Failures - RV Full Time
Wow! Great article. Thanks for sharing...I have a lot of battery capacity with 2 solar panels and just may do the unthinkable one of these days...
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Old 07-12-2014, 08:20 PM   #23
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That Whirlpool stainless 21 cu ft house fridge draws about 9 amps per day at 120 volts which I believe is the most energy efficient home refrigerator on the market....a real possibility for full-timers with multiple batteries, solar and an inverter.
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Old 07-17-2014, 11:38 PM   #24
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Sorry , I have been away from wifi for several days . Reace did our baffle update while we were at the factory last Friday going over the build sheet for the new 21.
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Old 07-17-2014, 11:43 PM   #25
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Sorry , I have been away from wifi for several days . Reace did our baffle update while we were at the factory last Friday going over the build sheet for the new 21.
Has Reace documented the baffle rework yet. He stated that he was going to post it here on the forum about 2 weeks ago. I am very anxious to see it..
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Old 07-18-2014, 12:07 AM   #26
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Ditto that. I was wondering if I'd missed it.

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Old 07-18-2014, 01:01 AM   #27
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Not totally sure if he has documented it , all I seem to remember is that the clearance in the back of the fridge needed to be tightened up , by the time we had finished up with Tammy and gone for lunch they had it done . We were too busy with the build sheet stuff to pay attention to what they were doing with the fridge , it has helped a bit .
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:33 AM   #28
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His last post was 7/12 here Baffle for 4.3 and 6.7 fridges
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:51 AM   #29
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ETI sent me an email yesterday with photos of the step-by-step installation. I suggest contacting them to request a copy. I think it would be cumbersome to try posting it. Essentially, you pull the fridge, add some 1X1" strips for attaching the baffle (which is thin plywood) on the sides and bottom, attach the baffle, add fiberglass insulation on the sides and top, and reinstall. It looks like he has reduced the clearance significantly. He may do it an an hour, but it's going to be a half-day adventure for me, at least. I definitely plan to do it.
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My question is how can one person remove that refer, alone, in such cramped space, work on it and then reinstall, all by themselves?? It would be nice if we had a table at the correct height, pull it out, work on and then slide it back it, but we do not have that luxury!!
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