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Old 08-08-2014, 01:28 PM   #81
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I see this as a first world problem that will not diminish our enjoyment of camping in the Escape.
I couldn't agree more. I don't think these fridges are defective, they're probably operating within expected parameters given the various climatic conditions. If my beer isn't cold enough, I immediately transition to red wine.
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Old 08-08-2014, 01:37 PM   #82
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Well, WD40 exists because the first 39 attempts weren't quite good enough......
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What is WD40 good for? White lithium grease is a excellent lubricant. Graphite is best for locks. There are products for breaking rust. What does WD40 excel at, other than smelling bad and lingering?
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Absorption frig design restrictions.

When we look at the location of the LP burner, the 124V and 12V heating units, they are below the condenser heat exchanger. Combustion gases and hot air rising from the heat required to phase change the refrigerant inhibits the heat that must be dissipated by the condenser above, for the evaporator to absorb heat.
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[QUOTE=gbaglo;62024]What is WD40 good for? White lithium grease is a excellent lubricant. Graphite is best for locks. There are products for breaking rust. What does WD40 excel at, other than smelling bad and lingering?[/QUOTE

Displacing water from distributor caps (do they still have those) was the only thong I ever used it for.
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What is WD40 good for? White lithium grease is a excellent lubricant. Graphite is best for locks. There are products for breaking rust. What does WD40 excel at, other than smelling bad and lingering?
Gunking up firearms so they malfunction.
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WD stands for Water Displacement. If you're not trying to lube something with water in the moving parts, you're using the wrong lube.
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Old 08-08-2014, 04:59 PM   #88
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When I installed my Fridge-Fix fan, I thought I had found the answer to the cooling issue. Now that we have arrived in Texas (100 F), even the Fridge-Fix doesn't help. The temp in the bottom of the Dometic does not get down below 57 F.
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Since most of my perishable food is now questionable, I decided to do another test. At 4:30am, I removed the freezer compartment unit to allow full cooling for the main area. I left the Fridge-Fix in and the fans on to maximize air circulation. By 7:00 AM the temp was 39 F. (looked promising) in the fridge Outside temp was 85F.

I have run the fridge on the maximum setting (120 AC) all day. It is now 2:50 pm and the outside temp in the shade is 105.5 F. The trailer has been shaded all day (trees) and I have been running the A/C, inside temp is 85 F and all cabinets are open. The temp inside the fridge is now 53.4 F

Doesn't look good for summer camping
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I heard some people use WD40 to remove Coca Cola stains.
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When we look at the location of the LP burner, the 124V and 12V heating units, they are below the condenser heat exchanger. Combustion gases and hot air rising from the heat required to phase change the refrigerant inhibits the heat that must be dissipated by the condenser above, for the evaporator to absorb heat.
If the limiting factor in the fridge performance is the ability to dissipate heat from the condenser, especially in hot weather, then perhaps a design improvement might be to add a divider in the area behind the fridge so there are 2 distinct air columns, one to exhaust hot air from the burner and heating units, the other to absorb heat from the condenser.

I am also thinking that the performance of the larger 6.7 fridge could be worse than the 4.3, since there is more heat to dissipate. The air cavity is the same width and depth in both models, but taller for the 6.7.
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