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Old 08-03-2014, 02:16 PM   #151
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For that matter, if the weather is not comfortable, stay home. Weather plays an important part in my camping decisions. Torrential rain, snow, thunder storms and extreme temperatures all need to be avoided while camping if possible. Full timing is one thing, but recreation camping has choices.
..who said they were uncomfortable aren't we talking about refer operation? ....90-100f is typical here...and just what is, "snow"?
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Old 08-03-2014, 02:20 PM   #152
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We are in San Diego area with 70-75 day time, cooler nights. Fridge is on 120 and the temps were 1 to 5 and 35 to 38. I had one computer fan inside on a rack and the two fans outside blowing air up over the cooling unit through the restricted flow by having styro insulation attached to the trailer wall and I also have about 6 or 7 7/16 holes drilled through the freezer floor to share air with the fridge. 5 bars selected. When I received my fridge fan I took about a hour to install it and the temp went right up to 70, the freezer was kept closed and the fridge food moved to a cooler until I was done and then it rapidly went down to 55 with food in the fridge and then the temp stopped at that point. I believe also that the cool air (a lot of it) was fooling the thermocouple into thinking it was cooler. I turned off the fridge fix fan and it continued down to 37 in a short time. I may try to insulate the thermocouple or disconnect one of the two fans. Tue I will be crossing the desert and see what happens.
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Old 08-03-2014, 02:29 PM   #153
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So Jack, are you saying that the fans actually hampered your cool down by blowing cold air across the thermocouple? I always thought that wind chill had no effect on inanimate objects?
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and just what is, "snow"?
Steve,
it is white, frozen, smog for you southern Californians….
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Old 08-03-2014, 03:11 PM   #155
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Thanks for your report Jack. That all makes sense to me.
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Jim, that's what it appeared to do, the fridge temp change stopped at 55 for an hour or more and as soon as the fan unit was turned off it continued to 37. It's a little warmer today, maybe 80 and temp reads 40 with a few door opens and the fans off inside and on in the back.
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Old 08-03-2014, 04:32 PM   #157
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So Jack, are you saying that the fans actually hampered your cool down by blowing cold air across the thermocouple? I always thought that wind chill had no effect on inanimate objects?
Ever blow on a hot French fry before eating it? I figure that's wind chill on inanimate object and we all do it because it cools the fry.
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Jack:

Might the fridge fix fan be pulling air from the freezer, through the 7/16 holes, and blowing that air onto the theristor? If so the thermistor would be colder than the rest of the main compartment, and the thermometer. The 'fridge might be controlling temperature well, keeping the thermistor at a steady 38F.

Insulating the thermistor shouldn't help. It will just delay its reading any changes in temperature, likely increasing the swings in temperature. But that's theory, your mileage may vary.

Thanks for the report.

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Reace and all,
We are in San Diego area with 70-75 day time, cooler nights. Fridge is on 120 and the temps were 1 to 5 and 35 to 38. I had one computer fan inside on a rack and the two fans outside blowing air up over the cooling unit through the restricted flow by having styro insulation attached to the trailer wall and I also have about 6 or 7 7/16 holes drilled through the freezer floor to share air with the fridge. 5 bars selected. When I received my fridge fan I took about a hour to install it and the temp went right up to 70, the freezer was kept closed and the fridge food moved to a cooler until I was done and then it rapidly went down to 55 with food in the fridge and then the temp stopped at that point. I believe also that the cool air (a lot of it) was fooling the thermocouple into thinking it was cooler. I turned off the fridge fix fan and it continued down to 37 in a short time. I may try to insulate the thermocouple or disconnect one of the two fans. Tue I will be crossing the desert and see what happens.
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Old 08-03-2014, 06:52 PM   #159
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Hi Jack

As previously mentioned, I had the same results with the Fridge Fix fan, and at that time, I did not have any holes drilled in the freezer section.

I think at this point, the best result I am going to find is by tapping in to the freezer for extra cooling. So far so good.

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Hi Jack

As previously mentioned, I had the same results with the Fridge Fix fan, and at that time, I did not have any holes drilled in the freezer section.

I think at this point, the best result I am going to find is by tapping in to the freezer for extra cooling. So far so good.

Reace
Have you tried just removing the freezer door?
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