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Old 11-19-2014, 08:26 PM   #61
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Here are a few refer pics.

This is the Dandoff BD35F compressor. It comes standard with the cooling fan and is very quiet.



Here is a wider angle view of the back of the refrigerator showing the condenser coils on the back of the refer box and the compressor at the bottom. I will be able to easily access the compressor through the existing lower refer vent which is one reason I chose this model.



Here is the inside top of the refer box showing the cooling unit and cooling control and light on the right. Notice the racks have hinged sections on both sides for storing tall items that can stick up through the racks when needed...like wine magnums and really, really big beer bottles...love it!



This is the freezer cooling unit which also acts as an Ice Cream storage shelf...obviously!



Stay tuned! Steve
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Old 11-19-2014, 08:43 PM   #62
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If you are going to do any remodeling or work like Steve is doing, that Fein Multitool is a must have. I use mine on a commercial basis but there are a lot of other brands out there. Some as low as $40.00 though how long it would last is another thing. Yea Steve, that looks like the refrigerator to have. Loren
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Old 11-19-2014, 08:51 PM   #63
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This unit will produce a lot more frost than our current models, will it not? I notice 2 big condensate trays to catch run off, no built in drains similar to the present Dometic?
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Old 11-19-2014, 09:14 PM   #64
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This unit will produce a lot more frost than our current models, will it not? I notice 2 big condensate trays to catch run off, no built in drains similar to the present Dometic?
Dometic can run a drain line because the cooling fins are attached in the back of the refer box where a drain is ideal. I imaging this Nova Kool unit will behave like a home unit without auto defrost. Since we generally camp for a few weeks at a time it should be no big deal.
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This unit will produce a lot more frost than our current models, will it not? I notice 2 big condensate trays to catch run off, no built in drains similar to the present Dometic?
Our 4.3 refer never cooled well enough to form frost. Condensate drains are a source of cold air loss. Cooling specialists recommend a p-trap in the drain.
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Old 11-19-2014, 10:15 PM   #66
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This unit will produce a lot more frost than our current models, will it not? I notice 2 big condensate trays to catch run off, no built in drains similar to the present Dometic?
frost=cold=good If I had a fridge and the only problem was frost I'd be happy.

I'm envious, after years of good service with a Nova Kool I'd have one in a flash if it didn't mean junking an almost brand new fridge.

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Old 11-21-2014, 11:41 PM   #67
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This evening I cut and glued into place all the support framing needed to hold the refrigerator in place around the top and right side. Now I can put away the Sawzall and jack hammers. This will set up over night and then tomorrow I will temporarily installed the refrigerator into the opening in the trailer to assure proper fit and will probably pilot drill hole locations for the mounting screws. Then, I will pull it back out and start installing the 2" polyiso insulation board that will go in the back condenser venting area. Stay tuned!

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This is the Dandoff BD35F compressor.
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This evening I cut and glued into place all the support framing needed to hold the refrigerator in place around the top and right side. Now I can put away the Sawzall and jack hammers.
Steve
My eye caught "Sawzall" immediately and my brain started to think "you're kidding" but then I saw "jackhammers"

The projects moving along nicely, the results are going to be interesting.

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Hope you're keeping track of the costs to do a conversion. Too much to expect you to put a value on your time, but that would also be interesting data.
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