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Old 08-24-2014, 03:41 PM   #51
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Not sure I understand the candle test. They are not in the same position, relative to the latch.
If there is no draft, shouldn't the flame be steady in the second pic? I can hardly see it.
I think Myron is showing us that as he moves the candle towards the latch the escaping air from the fridge blows the flame horizontal.
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Old 08-24-2014, 04:04 PM   #52
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Got it. Thanks.
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Old 08-24-2014, 04:41 PM   #53
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Not sure I understand the candle test. They are not in the same position, relative to the latch.
If there is no draft, shouldn't the flame be steady in the second pic? I can hardly see it.
Glenn

He was showing that the cold air draft can almost blow out a candle when he moves it up and in front of the latch.

I did not refresh the page but now you got it.
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Assuming that the A/C has no leaks. I don't have one; are they made by Dometic?
Even with a leak, it's designed as a closed system. And yes, they are Dometic Penguin II Low Profile 11,000 BTU as far as I know.
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Old 08-24-2014, 11:31 PM   #56
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Tomorrow I am going to put the FF fan in the flue and see if it helps. The frig geek I talked to said fans in the back give you the most improvement in efficiency over fans in the box.

Time to insulate my door too that candle test was slick. Thank you.
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Old 08-24-2014, 11:48 PM   #57
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Anyone remember Jeff Z ? He would say, Put the candle back!
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For what its worth my fridge was 30 degrees this morning measured on the door. I do have the freezer removed but this is 4 degrees lower then I have ever been able to get it with the freezer removed before. It was 80 degrees inside the garage this morning where the camper is and inside the camper was 85 because I have a dehumidifier running.

Also yesterday I open the fridge door and drove the fridge temps up from 31 to 39 and in the heat of the afternoon (88 degrees, 87% humidity) I was able to pull it back down to 31 in 3 hours.

I have exterior fans but have not ran them so I could see what it would do. I have had a little interior fan running.

Maybe its just wishful thinking but the fridge seems to be working better.
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Old 08-26-2014, 01:10 PM   #59
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Yesterday I put the FF fan just inside the vent hatch so the fans would draw cool air in and send it up the flue. The temp in the frig tracked 2 degrees higher then the day before ....

Seems like the FF fan in that location blocked more air then it moved. Next I will disassemble the FF and just use the individual fans. I do have the Texas fan installed so maybe I will just turn it on 100% and see what it does for 24 hours.
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This am @ 72 outside I was at 38 in refer and -0- in freezer. Currently at 90 degrees outside, 84 inside trailer and I'm holding 40 degrees in refer and 3 in the freezer. The interior ff fans have been on a week now. I'm facing south so the afternoon sun is now on the kitchen side.
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