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Old 07-10-2015, 07:21 PM   #201
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I like that security bar across the microwave, are you planning one for the refer?
Thank you . Robbed that one from my camper before I sold it . I love the wood but going to make it easy for me . For frig I plan on installing snaps on each side . I usually make my strap from grey vinyl .I still have some . I like to take strap off when we are settled . Same idea I used on the bathroom door . Pat
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Finished up today . All systems work . Fans , electrical , gas , 12 volt . Sealed up back of frig at bottom . Now we will see . I want to thank Tom (Kountry Kamper ) Rich (Zardoz) for taking your time and trying to guide me along . Sorry my scans are so small will try again . If all else fails always have my Penguin cooler along . Pat
Pat, you've done it; congratulations! I had asked in an earlier post if you put in the plywood panel that narrowed the space behind the fridge, did you? Just curious, but as you've seen, Tom had great success using his two baffles, while I think Ron is operating a professional cold storage facility with his three-chambered flue design . Anyway you slice it, you've likely greatly improved your fridge's performance! Hope we cross paths someday so I can see your handi work.
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Pat, you've done it; congratulations! I had asked in an earlier post if you put in the plywood panel that narrowed the space behind the fridge, did you? Just curious, but as you've seen, Tom had great success using his two baffles, while I think Ron is operating a professional cold storage facility with his three-chambered flue design . Anyway you slice it, you've likely greatly improved your fridge's performance! Hope we cross paths someday so I can see your handi work.
Thanks Rich . I redid the baffle at back to 45 degree angle . I saw that in many instruction manuals from Dometic . Mine from factory was at a 15 degree angle . Domectic suggested if you had more then 1 In clearance in back to add this baffle at 45 degree. I also added more reflex on top of what was there up to my fan . I also put back the metal on back like Reace wanted . I have really insulated the frig . Now will see . Pat
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Thanks Rich . I redid the baffle at back to 45 degree angle . I saw that in many instruction manuals from Dometic . Mine from factory was at a 15 degree angle . Domectic suggested if you had more then 1 In clearance in back to add this baffle at 45 degree. I also added more reflex on top of what was there up to my fan . I also put back the metal on back like Reace wanted . I have really insulated the frig . Now will see . Pat
Sounds good. IMHO, the insulation and baffle are the most important mods to make. The effectiveness of the 45 degree baffle was proven by Tom and the insulation is a no brainier. I had zero insulation meaning my fridge was backed into an oven. Kinda hard to get cool in that environment. You'll be fine, I'm certain!
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I had zero insulation meaning my fridge was backed into an oven. Kinda hard to get cool in that environment. You'll be fine, I'm certain!
Probably an understatement I've had boats that had bare fiberglass in areas like lockers. When the sun shone on the exterior the interior was like you say, an oven Insulation is likely one of the most helpful mods to do.

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You'll be fine, I'm certain!

Well I'm glad at least someone is certain about Dometic.
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Probably an understatement I've had boats that had bare fiberglass in areas like lockers. When the sun shone on the exterior the interior was like you say, an oven Insulation is likely one of the most helpful mods to do.

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Really great to hear ! Pat
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Well I'm glad at least someone is certain about Dometic.
Ye of little faith. Tsk-tsk, Robert; where's that positive outlook of yours?
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Know where mine has gone.... inside my 8551, keeping it warm there.
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Ye of little faith. Tsk-tsk, Robert; where's that positive outlook of yours?

You're right Rich. Should be jazzed. With Dometic that's hard to do.
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