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Old 08-15-2014, 10:07 PM   #311
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Seems like a good plan. Is ETI agreeing to this ?
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:21 PM   #312
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Seems like a good plan. Is ETI agreeing to this ?
Not yet. I haven't broached the subject. I'll wait to see the outcome of the whole fridge issue.
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:30 PM   #313
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Not yet. I haven't broached the subject. I'll wait to see the outcome of the whole fridge issue.
Reace said he would sell a fridge-less Escape but they can't install the gas line in that configuration.
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:31 PM   #314
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I ran into the same gas line thing when I asked to NOT have the stove installed. No stove, no propane line. SIGH.
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Old 08-15-2014, 11:38 PM   #315
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Reace said he would sell a fridge-less Escape but they can't install the gas line in that configuration.
That doesn't seem like a big problem - adding a tee and line to the refrigerator should not be difficult.
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Yeah, I'm not sure what that means. If there's no gas line to the fridge cutout there's no problem, since the compressor fridge doesn't use one.
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Old 08-16-2014, 12:04 AM   #317
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Yeah, I'm not sure what that means. If there's no gas line to the fridge cutout there's no problem, since the compressor fridge doesn't use one.
Bryan, you could propably go for either the compressor fridge or the T rated Dometic unit if yoiu could find one. I am thinking that both will use more energy than the standard 8551. Take a look at the plates for both the SN and T model 8551 and it looks like the T model uses more than twice the energy which would translate into higher LP usage. I do think you are looking at the best option. If mine ever kicks the bucket I will probably go to a compressor model since I have lots of batteries and solar.
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Old 08-16-2014, 12:23 AM   #318
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If there's no gas line to the fridge cutout there's no problem, since the compressor fridge doesn't use one.
True!

Those just going for a different model of absorption refrigerator will need to install the propane line, of course.
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Bryan, you could propably go for either the compressor fridge or the T rated Dometic unit if yoiu could find one. I am thinking that both will use more energy than the standard 8551. Take a look at the plates for both the SN and T model 8551 and it looks like the T model uses more than twice the energy which would translate into higher LP usage. I do think you are looking at the best option. If mine ever kicks the bucket I will probably go to a compressor model since I have lots of batteries and solar.
Those figures are maximum - power when full cooling is required. And if it has more cooling capacity I would expect it to either cycle on and off (like a compressor) or run partly on (like a stove burner) - it would still have a thermistor and temperature (bar) selector. It might be a bit less efficient at "normal" temperatures but if it would work well at higher temperatures I would gladly accept the increased power usage.
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It might be a bit less efficient at "normal" temperatures but if it would work well at higher temperatures I would gladly accept the increased power usage.
Absolutely correct. So it uses a little more LP? No big deal if it keeps the food cold and the ice solid.
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