A new generation of fridge questions

Submitted: Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 07:39
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With the advent of so many more members and site users here, it is refreshing to see new members coming up with the age old answers to the fridge question(ref post 54349).

A tip for all of you: Do an Archive Search and you will find any amount of fridge related questions and answers which may leave you even more confused.....LOL


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Reply By: Member - Lionel A (WA) - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 08:26

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 08:26
Hi Willem,

Im one of those that will take months, even years to make a decision on a purchase [such as a fridge].
When Im close to a decision, technology has improved so much that a lot of the past info is obsolete and have to start researching again.

Hope to have a new fridge in say, about 20 years time....hehehe.

Cheers...Lionel.
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Follow Up By: Trevor R (QLD) - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 09:15

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 09:15
Lionel,

You must have an Engel if you will only be looking for a new fridge in 20yrs LOL!!!

Bring it on Waeco owners hehehehe

Cheers, Trevor.
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Follow Up By: Russ n Sue - Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 13:42

Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 13:42
I'll bring it on if and when my Waecos fail Trev...lol

So far so good. The 50 litre Waeco has outlasted two 4WD vehicles that succumbed to the bleep e tracks I drove for a living, and it sits proudly in its third fourby right now.

If you want my 2 cents worth, all of the fridges at the high end of the market are robust and efficient.

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Russ.
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Follow Up By: Trevor R (QLD) - Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 14:25

Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 14:25
"If you want my 2 cents worth, all of the fridges at the high end of the market are robust and efficient."

Absolutely agree Russ, I have a 39lt Engel (very old) and a newer 32lt Waeco so I am not biased at all. Both work very well.

I just like stirring the pot at times hehehehe.

Trevor.
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 09:28

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 09:28
Hi Willem ,

Have you heard about this new energy saver thingie you install in the line from the battery to the fridge ? It's name is something like Glitch.

Apparently it excites the electrons and less flow is needed .

I am off this weekend to see the waifs perform in the Hunter Valley . It is outdoor , so we will probably be drowned .

Cheers ,

Willie .
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Follow Up By: Mainey (wa) - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 11:31

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 11:31
is it called a "switch"
maybe an on/off switch lol
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 13:21

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 13:21
Willie


You billabong must be overflowing by now :-)


Take an umbrella along to the performance


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Follow Up By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 23:10

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 23:10
...and one way to make the cool last longer in the fridge is to put a couple of Hiclowns beside the internal condenser fan. Makes the air cooler by spinning it and throwing it out, creating a low pressure system around the condenser coils of the fridge.

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Reply By: The Explorer - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 09:39

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 09:39
Hello Willem - if you had taken the time to search the archives you would have seen that your advice to search the archives has been given several times before:) It is nearly as regular as the "fridge questions".

Its just a fact of forum life that people will either not bother or maybe they have searched and couldn't get the answer they wanted. Also with the advent of new forum users you will also get new answers, and as mentioned above, as time rolls on new solutions will arise - so its not all bad.

Maybe Dave could insert a big message on the screen when someone clicks New Thread that reminds them to do a search of the archives if they haven't already.

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Greg

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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 13:14

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 13:14
Yer becoming an Old Woman...Greg.....lol. It was only an observation. I am amused that you would research how many times I have done this or that. You definitely have too much time on your hands.


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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Saturday, Feb 09, 2008 at 02:22

Saturday, Feb 09, 2008 at 02:22
Hey - your reference to me as an Old Woman is offensive to Old Woman, LOL. My comment was an observation as well - based on my experience it is a waste of time telling people to search the archives, (despite it being good advice), check spelling etc. It will keep on happening forever no matter what.

Also your amusement is misplaced - I meant the same advice you provided has been provided before. I wouldn't have a clue if it was you or some other old man trying to keep all the young folk in line:)

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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Feb 09, 2008 at 08:28

Saturday, Feb 09, 2008 at 08:28
Yer a complex person....Greg........LOL

Our humour takes on a variety of nuances not understood at times.

And the original post was just a small observation. Funny that it should elicit such diverse responses

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Saturday, Feb 09, 2008 at 09:40

Saturday, Feb 09, 2008 at 09:40
Yeah I reckon some PHD psychology student would have a great time analysiing how people respond and react during "discussions" on this forums and how different (I assume) it would be to a face to face yak on same subject. There's a lot of "interesting" people out there in forum land..... and a lot of them just wont search the archives (just trying to stay on topic:)

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Saturday, Feb 09, 2008 at 09:40

Saturday, Feb 09, 2008 at 09:40
or do a spell check - woops
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 13:20

Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 13:20
Greg ,

You bring up a very interesting point regarding the way people interact on this site compared to how they would face to face .

I think it is like driving a car . Some normally meek and mild people become aggressive in a car and the same thing happens on here .

Maybe that is why blogs and chat sites are so popular . They allow people to take on the personality they always wanted to have in real life .

Cheers ,

Willie
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 13:38

Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 13:38
Greg, I am glad your spell check got the right 'woops' and not 'whoops'.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 13:42

Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 13:42
Yeah Willie...yeah.

Mehtinks I am as much in real life as I am on the forum...Whaddya think?

You, on the other hand, are much the same as me....LOL

Did the young fella get hold of you today???



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Reply By: Mainey (wa) - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 10:44

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 10:44
Maybe the "check the archive" messages would be considered if these people wanted "older information"

With the advent of new technology brings with it new information and benefits that are inevitably built into modern fridges, these are not shown in the older information contained with-in the 'archives' after all it's called archives for a reason, yes its “old” or archived information.

Mainey . . .
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 10:56

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 10:56
What new technologies have been released into fridges that a search cannot possibly uncover?

As far as i see, Fridges don't seem to change much.....

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 13:16

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 13:16
Yeah what new technology?

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Follow Up By: Axel [ the real one ] - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 13:31

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 13:31
" Yeah what new technology? " ,, 2 lots from Waeco in the last 3/4 months that no one has put a question about as such ! , ohh it is so old hat , [ insert sarcasm ] ,, Waeco fridge/freezer with inbuilt power source [own agm battery ] and upgrades to control panels ,, nothing ever new or to be learnt by Willem ,,
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Follow Up By: Member - Lionel A (WA) - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 14:34

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 14:34
I dont think they use kero anymore....lol.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 14:41

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 14:41
What I did learn Axel or is it Axle? is that I have two Engel fridges. One 24 yo and 5 yo and now problems with either, whatsover. Our Waeco only lasted 18 months before trouble struck. Maybe Waeco has to keep on improving its thinking!
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 14:42

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 14:42
Lionel

We used to have a largew Kero freezer on the farm. It worked well as long as you remembered to top the Kero up on a r3egualr basis...lol
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Follow Up By: Axel [ the real one ] - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 14:55

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 14:55
So by your reconning there is nothing new in 12v fridges ?? no new developements ? nothing that cant be answered by the archives ?? , so why did you buy newer model Engle rather than an old version ?? and dont just say u coudnt find a 24yr old to buy,, BIG differences in mk 1 to mk 3 ,, but ohh it matters not to Willem[insert sarcasm] that some newer visitors / members may ask a question that is new to them.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 15:15

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 15:15
Really Axel, your grammar and diction are atrocious. Your sentences do not make sense and on top of that you seem to have a poor grasp of the English language. If you read my post again and devour the contents properly you might come to a different conclusion other than to go down this road of showing just how strupid you really are.
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Follow Up By: Axel [ the real one ] - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 15:25

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 15:25
Typical of you Willem , cant get your own way so revert to personal abuse ,, who the f died and made you he forum moderator telling all and sundry that fridge Qs must be researched in the archives before posting , you silly bored old man .
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 16:07

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 16:07
The one consolation is that one day you too will be a silly bored old man. ATM you are what you are...lol
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Reply By: flappa - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 10:47

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 10:47
How about the fact that there are no categories in this forum.

Everything is all lumped together.

Makes a PITA to "search"
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Reply By: Moose - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 10:58

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 10:58
G'day Willem
Mate - you'll just end up with a sore head from banging it against a brick wall on this issue. Why bother with such a complicated task as a search when it's so much easier just to post a question (and annoy the crap out of many of us). :-)
Cheers from the Moose
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Reply By: Member -Signman - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 11:05

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 11:05
Yes- but there has been a few new 'players' in the fridge market recently.
I think it's fair to say that site users would be interested to know the low down on the products..

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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 13:20

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 13:20
Wouldn't you gain heaps of additional insight by doing an archive search?

My observation was that the question is being renewed, with every new wave of site users.
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Reply By: Gramps (NSW) - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 15:04

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 15:04
Willem,

Do you intend to market that bait

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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 15:16

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 15:16
Hahahahahahahaha!!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 13:42

Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 13:42
Al, just like squidgies, they won't need a fridge to keep them at the ready
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Reply By: SimonInAustralia - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 16:37

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 16:37
I'm new here...what sort of fridge should I buy? ;)
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Follow Up By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 16:39

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 16:39
A good one
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Follow Up By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 17:17

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 17:17
An L.G.
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Follow Up By: SimonInAustralia - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 22:22

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 22:22
Nice!!!

Now how to fit that upright L.G. in the back of my troopy campervan?
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Follow Up By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Saturday, Feb 09, 2008 at 15:54

Saturday, Feb 09, 2008 at 15:54
G'day Simon

Do you own a gas axe?? if not perhaps a hammer and chisel....LOL
What else would ya use on a yota???ROFLMAO


Cheers......Dave

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Follow Up By: SimonInAustralia - Saturday, Feb 09, 2008 at 17:41

Saturday, Feb 09, 2008 at 17:41
Many thanks for the tips Dave, I think it will fit OK...
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Follow Up By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Saturday, Feb 09, 2008 at 22:54

Saturday, Feb 09, 2008 at 22:54
G'day Simon

pmsl mate ....Good to see you can take a joke

Cheers.......Dave
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