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Old 04-15-2015, 08:14 PM   #1
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Fridge vent mods

Since I had the fridge out I thought that I'd cut down on solar heat gain by installing some insulation before putting in a new baffle. I used reflectix against the fiberglass and put 3" of foam at the bottom tapering to 1" at the top in the cavity.

I used aluminum to make a new baffle. I really wanted to install the Dometic exterior gas vent also. Unfortunately Dometic North America didn't seem to know anything about it and attempts to buy one in England or Australia didn't pan out.

I really like the idea of keeping the waste heat from the boiler away from the condenser. So my second choice was to create a chase that helps separate the two. Since I was in the neighbourhood I thought that I may as well add some vanes. The rear of the fridge has so many irregular shapes that interfere with the smooth flow of the fairly weak convection current. So vanes to keep the air moving more efficienly seemed worth trying.

Every little bit helps (he says hopefully )

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Old 04-15-2015, 08:42 PM   #2
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You got me thinking now I might be brave enough to pull my 8551 and copy your moves. Watching this post baffled, in hopes your work is not in vain.
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Old 04-15-2015, 10:28 PM   #3
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Hi Ron,
Because you are going through a lot of work with your fridge vent modifications just wondering if you are planning on up grading to the newer Dometic RMD 8555 or stay with old fridge ?
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Old 04-15-2015, 10:29 PM   #4
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You got me thinking now I might be brave enough to pull my 8551 and copy your moves. Watching this post baffled, in hopes your work is not in vain.
You're a funny guy Myron

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Old 04-15-2015, 11:21 PM   #5
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Hi Ron,
Because you are going through a lot of work with your fridge vent modifications just wondering if you are planning on up grading to the newer Dometic RMD 8555 or stay with old fridge ?
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I wouldn't pay to upgrade to another Dometic. If, at some point, I'm really unhappy with the current fridge then I'll replace it with a compressor one like HFT. I've previously had very good service from that type.

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Old 04-16-2015, 12:48 AM   #6
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I just posted my fan installation in 6.7 Tinkering #211


Nice vent work, I'd like to see that behind ours.
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