3 way fridges.

Submitted: Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 07:15
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Just an article worth reading on 3 way fridges in the current issue of Gold ,Gem & Treasure magazine.After what this guys family went thru it's food for thought i suppose? No doubt others on this forum would have seen some nasty accidents while "on the road"?? Maybe we could hear about some.Fore warned is fore armed...Ps page 37 is where the article is and describes how the fire started.
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 15:19

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 15:19
For those that don't subscribe to the afore mentioned magazine, what exactly happened?
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Reply By: Member - uncle - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:20

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:20
Hi ,the guy and his family were camping up near Byron Bay,from what I can gather and had just bought a new 3 way fridge.they had the fridge for a while,but hadn't used it on gas,hubby has hooked it up to give it a whirl,and wifey is over doing the laundry duties,kids are playing near annex where the fridge has been set up by dad.
Anyway dad smells a gas leak and just as he's running to turn it off at the bottle.....Boom, there is some photos showing how the camper trailer and annex have been nicely char grilled.Luckily the kids and everyone else is ok.Dad copped some nice burns to his legs but recovered ok.6 to 7 grands worth of metal detectors plus accessories also got grilled and the whole point was,is that they wer'nt insured.
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Reply By: Member - AdrianLR (VIC) - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 18:24

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 18:24
There were some photos in 4x4 mag a couple of years back that showed what happened when petrol fumes from a jerry reached the gas fridge in the back of the ute - very nasty result.
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Reply By: dags666 - Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 14:12

Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 14:12
always check gas connections with some soapy water. if it bubbles it leaking , fix it .lp gas is heavier than air and wont blow away very very dangerous dags
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 15:20

Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 15:20
All gas lockers, like some camper trailers have, should have a drain hole in the bottom.
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Reply By: brom - Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 21:35

Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 21:35
here,here it is good practice to test the lines (compreession joints) with soapy water,i find a 375 ml empty bottle of soft drink container with 2 separate lid(1x with 1/8 drill hole,1x without) is ideal...fill with 6/8 water and 2/8 dishwashing liquid,every time u pull up to camp turn bottles on(dont light anything yet). quickly run around and check joints(shake bottle first..thats the soapy bottle not the lpg)even after this let it settle,crack a beer after a couple of sips have a sniff around bottle (lpg)...fridge etc the nose is a good indicator..they put the smell into the gas so you'll pick it up,many a plumber has has gone to heaven because they have rushed this. regards brom (THE PLUMBER)
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Reply By: Member - uncle - Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 07:39

Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 07:39
After reading the article again...Im not sure what the problem was caused by,but it may have been human error by not checking the lines for leaks /tightness.Im tending to lean towards human error as nothing was directed to the fridge itself as being a faulty one.
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