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Old 10-09-2014, 05:36 PM   #141
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I've got a carbide chain in mine for demo work....maybe for the old refer!...
You do not want to use that chain for this job! For all of the fine cutting required to fit that new fridge into your Escape, you for sure will have to get out the finishing chain.
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Old 10-09-2014, 05:45 PM   #142
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Old 10-09-2014, 06:48 PM   #143
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I just re-read this, and noticed that I messed it up in editing, so it doesn't actually make sense:
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The standard equipment from most golf car manufacturers, according to online specs from them last year, an option is six 8-volt batteries, in series for a 48-volt system. For 1/3 more capacity, at the expense of 1/3 more weight of batteries, is eight 6-volt batteries for the same system voltage.
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The standard equipment from most golf car manufacturers, according to online specs from them last year, is six 8-volt batteries, in series for a 48-volt system. An option, for 1/3 more capacity at the expense of 1/3 more weight of batteries, is eight 6-volt batteries for the same system voltage.
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Old 10-09-2014, 06:54 PM   #144
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...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.
Steve, it looks like you're planning on continuing to vent to the outside. If you want to vent to the inside - assuming that the refrigerator has the coils on the back and no venting of its own to the front - you'll need that space for airflow.
If you don't need it for airflow, and it is big enough, a shallow shelf or cabinet can be handy for stuff like cutting boards or trays. We have a shallow cabinet over the refrigerator in our current cabinet and I appreciate that space.
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:20 PM   #145
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Steve, it looks like you're planning on continuing to vent to the outside. If you want to vent to the inside - assuming that the refrigerator has the coils on the back and no venting of its own to the front - you'll need that space for airflow.
If you don't need it for airflow, and it is big enough, a shallow shelf or cabinet can be handy for stuff like cutting boards or trays. We have a shallow cabinet over the refrigerator in our current cabinet and I appreciate that space.
Great idea....maybe a pizza cabinet!...or for storing tortillas for hot fish tacos! I'll do some measuring and see how big it will be. Thx!
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:38 PM   #146
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:31 PM   #147
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What is nice is that I can run it on the bench before installation to watch and listen to it operate.
Way to go, I think you'll be happy with the performance. I've used them for years in boats and they do work as advertised.

I wouldn't put too much faith on the bench testing being much of an indication of the installed noise level etc. There's other factors, such as a harmonic vibration etc. that could show up when installed. Easy enough to deal with but they're pretty quiet, all I ever did was install and use.

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Old 10-18-2014, 12:24 AM   #148
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Are there any updates from ETI regarding refrigerator-gate?

I have talked to some people who have other trailers with these 3-way, evaporation refrigerators and not one of them had anything good to say about them. One person had gone through three of them in his trailer and now uses ice chests, instead.

I don't want to spend $25K on my 17B come next spring and have a fridge that doesn't work properly. I expect all systems to perform without causing headaches. I'm quickly coming to the conclusion that, assuming sufficient electrical resources, a compressor fridge is the only reliable way to go. I sure hope this option will be available to me.
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Old 10-18-2014, 09:54 AM   #149
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I'm quickly coming to the conclusion that, assuming sufficient electrical resources, a compressor fridge is the only reliable way to go. I sure hope this option will be available to me.
Its always an option to go with a compressor fridge -- just NOT one installed by ETI. Reace IS currently working a resolution for the 4.3 and 6.7 issues.
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Old 10-18-2014, 11:51 AM   #150
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So, ETI has totally ruled out the compressor fridge as a future option? I wonder why that would be. It seems that, given the right trailer configuration, the compressor fridge may be a better choice. With all the customization that ETI does, why not this? I must be missing something.
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