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RE: Seeking refrigerator tips... in AZ and heat is hampering...

OP: Well, it’s back to being a fridge instead of a nice warm incubator. Im sure temperature wise it still needs improvement. I have not yet pulled out my thermometer. I have the tiny (its significantly smaller than it looks on TeeWee) arctic air swamp cooler in there plus a little muffin fan. I will likely upgrade the little muffin fan. Also considering expanding the water tank on the arctic air. Maybe a largerupside down pepsi bottle. Kind of like those dog bowls with a 2 liter pepsi bottle.
groundhogy 06/20/21 04:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Seeking refrigerator tips... in AZ and heat is hampering...

There is a muffin fan inside the fridge, but adding another may be my next step depending on my results.
groundhogy 06/19/21 10:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Seeking refrigerator tips... in AZ and heat is hampering...

Just placed arctic air evaporative cooler in the outside fridge compartment tonight. Also had a very small fan on hand. Also in there pointed up. Will report back.
groundhogy 06/19/21 09:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Seeking refrigerator tips... in AZ and heat is hampering...

Great idea Wopachop.
groundhogy 06/19/21 12:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Seeking refrigerator tips... in AZ and heat is hampering...

Manhattan Project. lol
groundhogy 06/18/21 08:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Seeking refrigerator tips... in AZ and heat is hampering...

Original Poster: Old Wizard.. I can run this refrigerator in the wilderness on a tiny bit of propane. Can that be done with a compressor fridge?
groundhogy 06/18/21 06:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Seeking refrigerator tips... in AZ and heat is hampering...

mini swamp cooler.. see... www.arcticairpurechill.com
groundhogy 06/18/21 12:49am Tech Issues
Seeking refrigerator tips... in AZ and heat is hampering...

.. its ability to keep cold. I don't know much about these units, but I assume the idea is to keep the back coils cooler? I have seen one guy with a fan in the outside compartment. But that's just blowing 110 degree air on the coils. I am kind of thinking of one of those tiny swamp coolers that they advertise on TV. Any comments or education welcome. thanks..
groundhogy 06/18/21 12:12am Tech Issues
RE: LP gas Regulator... better brands?

Thank you very much for your input! I think I can order another regulator now.
groundhogy 10/04/20 05:03pm Tech Issues
RE: LP gas Regulator... better brands?

So.. the functioning of the automatic switchover doesn’t require the propane pressure to exist at both ports? Hmm. ... I can turn an automatic unit into a non-automatic by simply turning off the second tank...
groundhogy 10/04/20 04:19pm Tech Issues
RE: LP gas Regulator... better brands?

AUTOMATIC SWITCHOVER REGULATORS: So I am reviewing the Cavagna brand regulators. This seems to be a quality company, but they only offer the automatic tank switching regulator. My fear with this style is that I will wake up with no propane, go outside and find that it had switched and I now have two empty tanks. Does this happen?
groundhogy 10/04/20 01:21pm Tech Issues
RE: LP gas Regulator... better brands?

If I have to do this job yet again.. I would like to install a quality piece of ... hardware. Things break around here so fast, I don’t like to do the same fix over and over. I can’t keep up. Lol
groundhogy 10/03/20 07:35pm Tech Issues
RE: LP gas Regulator... better brands?

Well, this happened before. At that time, I blew air from the oven/range connection to the tank area. I had the connection at the tank open. A bit of oil came out but otherwise clear. Troubleshooted it down to the regulator. Got pissed and smacked the **** out of the regulator and it decided to start working again.
groundhogy 10/03/20 07:33pm Tech Issues
RE: LP gas Regulator... better brands?

And smell gas
groundhogy 10/03/20 06:37pm Tech Issues
RE: LP gas Regulator... better brands?

Im getting no pressure at all.
groundhogy 10/03/20 06:07pm Tech Issues
RE: solar panel wiring to 12v batts

The fact that you are getting lights happening before you connect the batteries tells me that you are connecting the panel to the controller first? Most charge controllers like it if you connect the battery first, then the panel second. Signed Columbo
groundhogy 10/03/20 04:09pm Tech Issues
LP gas Regulator... better brands?

So one thing I can’t understand. I have a rental townhouse that I’ve had since the 80’s. It has natural gas service. I guess there is a gas regulator on it, but I wouldn’t know...CAUSE ITS NEVER EVER BEEN A PROBLEM IN THIRTY YEARS ! Then how come i am now preparing to change out my two tank regulator for the second time in four years? I did the percussive tuning thing before. I tried whacking it again and no dice this time. It’s a Camco model. Is there a better brand choice? Thanks groundhogy
groundhogy 10/03/20 04:05pm Tech Issues
RE: A/C help needed. Coleman mach 8 .. Quartzsite

This installer had one guy at the top. One guy at the bottom of the ladder. Extension ladder tilted onto the RV. Rope with hook (onto some feature of the A/C that i couldn’t see.). Slide A/C down ladder to ground person.
groundhogy 08/30/20 11:51pm Tech Issues
RE: A/C help needed. Coleman mach 8 .. Quartzsite

Yes, the mach 15 fan is quiet , but also the compressor sound is quiet. You listen for the compressor sound when you want to see if it’s actually on. The tech was not approving of dometic penguins (their low profile offering?). He said he has a small pile of them at his home base that are broken and he said like 3 years old.
groundhogy 08/29/20 02:02pm Tech Issues
RE: A/C help needed. Coleman mach 8 .. Quartzsite

The new a/c is a Coleman mach 15. It is called a 15kbtu, but i think i saw on a lable it listed as a 14.5k. The last a/c was a 13.5k mach 8 low profile. I can report these observations. Cooling: Not a dramatic difference although the mach 15 seems better. Mach 15 a simpler design. The Mach 8 literature says it is a more efficient design i think because they separatet air moving with 2 fans. Allows condenser fan to run full anytime its desired? So maybe at 13.5k and more efficient, it approaches a standard a/c at 14.5k? Idk. Compressor quietness: When the two techs came inside to do the first turn-on, they thought the mach 15 wasn’t working. Thats how quiet the compressor is. I assume compressor vibration is low also. The mach 8 compessor was louder and wiggled alot. I think this caused/assisted the eventual copper tube rupture. Note that the above may not hold for all purchases for all time as the mfr may use several different compressor brands on their factory line.
groundhogy 08/29/20 01:33pm Tech Issues
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