followup 3 way fridge improvement

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 12, 2005 at 18:25
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I recently wrote a post about covering my finch fridge on the outside with polystyrene(except the lid where i put it inside) .

It is hot in perth today my thermometer reads 32.3 outside and inside -0.3 is a finch fridge 3 way type only and the sensor inside is half way up on the smaller side. A can of coke i bought out was partly iced up. shows what $25 improvement to insulation can do hey.......fridge now rocks in hot weather.....this is on 240v


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Reply By: Member - iMusty(VIC) - Saturday, Mar 12, 2005 at 19:06

Saturday, Mar 12, 2005 at 19:06

It's Saturday.

It's 32.3 outside.

It's Sunday tomorow

What on earth are you pulling out a can of "COKE" for?
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Follow Up By: pixiemops - Saturday, Mar 12, 2005 at 19:09

Saturday, Mar 12, 2005 at 19:09
lol warming up on the coke ............a few becks waiting for later.
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Reply By: Member Colin - NSW Bungendore - Sunday, Mar 13, 2005 at 23:12

Sunday, Mar 13, 2005 at 23:12
Now for the real test - run it on 12V !!???
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Follow Up By: pixiemops - Monday, Mar 14, 2005 at 00:46

Monday, Mar 14, 2005 at 00:46
True Colin look forward to trying it out next camping trip will let you know how it goes.....The temp in perth that day I took the reading actually reached 36deg and I never noticed according to the inside temp gauge it going above zero. I thought I was checking most frequently when it was the hottest part of the day too.....where i go camping most often south west w.a 36 is not often beaten so think I should have all bases covered now.

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Reply By: gregr - Monday, Mar 14, 2005 at 11:48

Monday, Mar 14, 2005 at 11:48
hi pixiemops
i have a finch which i use as a fridge and run on gas when camping and an engel 40 l as a freezer using 12 v and solar when camping so - but both run on 12 v when travelling
can you please do give me more details of what you did with the finch

where did you find that net name 'pixiemops" its a worry

see you greg

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Follow Up By: pixiemops - Monday, Mar 14, 2005 at 22:57

Monday, Mar 14, 2005 at 22:57
Hi gregr

Ive added 2 12v computer fans .One is located right under the condenser fins blowing air up and the other blows air sideways onto the coils......I feel the condenser fins one is the most effective and may redirect the air flow of the second fan upwards through the condenser fins too(when i take off the back next).

The second and most dramatic was to buy a polystyrene sheet from a foam place 25mm cut it to fit the sides and front and glue it on. The front i made a little bit bigger so the sides can butt up to it. the glue i used was foam compatible sellys all fix from bunnings. A roll of contact from bunnings then covers the foam. The roll I bought from there happened to fit perfectly. I didnt fit the foam to the lid on the outside but just glued it to the inside so it fits down snug into the hole when the lid far and even in hot weather 36deg it doesnt want to go above zero according to my temp gauge stuck half way up the small side.....look forwared to testing it out on 12v now too should be better there too ........have rewired the fridge on 12v using 8mm cable and dumped the ciggy plug for a 2 pronged caravan plug ...............cheers
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