Originally Posted by Kountrykamper
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Your opening must be different then mine. 23 1/2 would not fit between my bed and closet wall without talking all the framing out. Will be interested to see how it turns out. Take lots of pictures.
This will involve some major surgery on the enclosure which I am equipped for and have experience doing fine woodworking. There is a lot of unused space in the wall between the 4.3 unit and the bed. I will grab all the room I can there. The microwave space will be used but the refrigerator is slightly shorter than the top of that space so the top gap will be finish trimmed. If the left wall of the closet needs to move a little..no problem but I don't think it will.. The framing will be just a strong but much thinner when I'm finished.
The two most important goals of mine besides doing a nice installation;
1. Heavily insulating the venting space behind the refrigerator with polyisocyanurate insulating board and adding really quiet, low power fans to move air though that space, maybe mounted on the backside of the lover vent cover. We'll see. This will insulate the venting area well and reduce noise significantly. One really nice aspect of this model refrigerator is that the DC compressor unit will be directly behind the lower vent cover, readily accessible.
2. I will install wiring to the refrigerator that will be heavily oversized to minimize voltage drop and a watt/amp/hours totaling meter will put in the 12 volt line to monitor hours of operation and watts and amps consumed over time.