home made fridge

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Well happy to say that the handbrake has been convinced to go to Little dessert , but had to settle for the cp lol .

now , I am sure someone out there has tried this , I saw a kit about converting a existing ice box to a fridge , it comes with compressor and all accesorries needed . The sales person had very little knowledge of which kit I needed exetera. Has anyone purchased such a kit ? or does anyone know of someone that sells them ?

Thanks in advance guys and gals Venus Bay
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Reply By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 00:11

Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 00:11
Hi Eric
Great that your wife is going to the LD, its a good drive although it it will be dry
& Dimboola was a small quite town when I was there last.

Not sure about the fridge set up but I have an "Evakool" RF model which is there great esky with a Danfross unit attached externaly on 1 end and inside a rectangular coil at the end with a slide inserted it works as a fridge & freezer.
Maybe a danfross distributer could help although I could not find any in the y pages
on refridges or air con
Do you remember where you say the kit ?

CheersPrado TD Auto
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Reply By: Dave ....Adelaide - Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 01:13

Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 01:13
Hi Eric
Waeco has these kits , i have seen them in one of their leaflets .
Cheers ........Dave
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Reply By: David N. - Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 08:34

Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 08:34
Yes there are a few companies who do the kits with the Danfoss compressor......
Have seen one work very well with the EvaKool esky (Fibreglass), so I guess that's understandable, as it would be very similar to the EvaKool fridge setup. (They are great)
But would it be cheaper??? I doubt it. Probably only worth while if you already have an appropriate esky and want to convert it.
Try a search on the internet for Danfoss and with Waeco and Vitrifrigo.
Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Eric- Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 09:04

Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 09:04
thanks guys , a great start . Yes I already have a very high quality ice box that I purchased for the boat 3 years ago , so my thoughts were to try and purchase this unit for aprox 5 to 600 , would be alot better that 1400 to 1600 for a 70 L fridge lol Venus Bay
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Reply By: Member - Oskar(Bris) - Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 09:20

Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 09:20
Eric
I looked at the kits here in Bris last year and they were over $600 then.
That was for the Evakool set-up, so you could take a look at the Evakool web-site.
They are very good for fitting to boats etc but you might need to spend another $300 or so for a suitable (Evakool??) esky.
The RF47 Evakool that I bought sells for about $950 (if you haggle a bit) with a separate freezer section.
All big money but as others have said "you remember the disappointment of a cheap inferior product that failed, far longer than the higher price you paid for a quality purchase" (or words to that effect).
Might not be worth building one when there are a lot of great products on the market for a similar price.
Although I don't know if anyone has built one into their vehicle.....
Cheers
OskarThe real oskar
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Follow Up By: Member - Oskar(Bris) - Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 09:56

Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 09:56
Eric
I see you already have a good ice-box.
You must have hit the "go" button as I was just starting my previous speil.
I suspect that the kits reqire you to chop a segment (about1"-1.5" wide) out of the lip/edge of the ice-box at one end and then glue a portion of it back once the pipe-work and evaporator unit is in place inside the ice-box, so you will have to be very careful to make sure that the lip seal, and the seal around the pipework, remains effective.
The other point is that, unless the construction of the ice-box is substantial (eg. fibreglass) the unit may not actually hold very securely to the end of it.
You may also lose the handle at that end and I'm not sure you will have effective "tie-down" points.
Worth a look though.
OskarThe real oskar
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 09:57

Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 09:57
Waeco CCF45 Fridge/Freezer. 42 Litre. Also has transit cover. Nealry 3 years old, in very good condition. Has kept the beers cold on many trips. $425.00 ONO.

Dave - Baulkham Hills, Sydney.

On outerlimits.

theres heaps of second hand fridges out there for good prices.
This guy will swap it for a pr of adjustable panhards!
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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 10:23

Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 10:23
did you get a number truckster ?Venus Bay
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Follow Up By: Member - Oskar(Bris) - Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 10:39

Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 10:39
Eric,
Austrailian 4WD Monthly published an accories guide a while ago that included a comparo of about 10 different fridges. Might be worth a look.
I think I recall that they made the comment that the Waecos of that era had a compressor system that wasn't as efficient as the current ones.
I may need to be corrected on this but I believe they used more power.
The price seems OK but the unit is smaller than what you originally envisaged.
Whatever the case don't buy until you have done your research.
Oskar
The real oskar
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Geelong) - Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 16:48

Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 16:48
fridge comparasion BEAM ME UP SCOTTY


Hooroo
Ray
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 17:45

Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 17:45
THere wasnt one Eric, but same as here, HIT REPLY...

Ive asked for a contact for you.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 21:09

Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 21:09
Eric.

"Appreciate you posting in another forum, cheers.
Ph: 0419 255 120.
Dave" <-- Seller of Fridge above.
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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 21:14

Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 21:14
thanks for the effort Truckster .

Ps doind a day trip to Toolangi in a couple of weeks interested ? Venus Bay
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 21:18

Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 21:18
2 offers of trips tomorrow, 2 for next weekend, and the night run on 21st Feb (ya welcome to come along check treks and trips on outerlimits) ... And only doing 1 at this stage!

But gotta do the brakes on the car..

Also body mounts.. :'(
Have the new rubbers, and bolts, its just the weather, and time and motivation.. :(
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Follow Up By: Ferret - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 04:28

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 04:28
Side issue Truckster, I too need to replace my body mount rubbers and I was wondering what you paid for them?
Cheers
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 11:36

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 11:36
Ferret..
Retail price, you wont get much change out of $500 for LWB...

I get them for cost :-)~
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Reply By: Willem - Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 11:02

Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 11:02
Eric if you need extra info on fridges Member-Eskimo is a fridgy and has built his own fridge. If he does not reply to this thread I can give you his email address privately.

Cheers,
Willem

Googs Lake camp
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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 18:27

Saturday, Jan 31, 2004 at 18:27
fantastic a fello member that might be able to help

Thanks all Venus Bay
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