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Old 03-18-2012
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Default Lurking behind the fridge

In my upgrades and other projects I pulled the fridge to see the condition of the wood. I was very lucky to find a little delamintion on the shelf(one layer of the plywood). I used a wood repair epoxy to repair the damage followed by a auto undercoating to seal and protect from water.
The other larger problem was the upper vent. Any water that came in could go into the ceiling and inner walls. I made a sleeve for the vent that went through the ceiling panel. I also added insulation board to the sides of the space. In the ceiling area I used spray foam to seal around the sleeve.
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Very good Chuck. It is always nice to know first hand what is what and what is where? Thanks for the pictures too!
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Chuck, If you still have that out now would be a good time to check clearances. If you search for your model refridge and look at the installation instructions you'll find the venting behind the unit is never correct. I've seen about 80% of these not installed correctly.
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Old 03-25-2012
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It's also a good time to add a couple of 12 v fans (computer cooling fans work good) to force airflow thru the space. With the RV type fridge, this will make the beer colder in hot weather.
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Yours looks pretty clean compared to the mess in my coach. It had been sitting in rainy Seattle for a number of years with a leaking. The plywood the refer was sitting on and drawer below were totally rotten.

The problem is the sheet metal seams for the ceiling vent. Got temporary fix until I can do something more permanent.

In my book you are well off. I like what you did and most likely will do something similar. Thanks for sharing
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Thanks for all the comments.
On the rear of the fridge is a tag with the clearances. Top sides and bottom are '0",rear is 1". And it's close at the top. The upper coil is under the top vent.
I will add a fan it's a great idea thanks.
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Thanks for all the comments.
On the rear of the fridge is a tag with the clearances. Top sides and bottom are '0",rear is 1". And it's close at the top. The upper coil is under the top vent.
I will add a fan it's a great idea thanks.
When I had the fridge out I had unobstructed access to the entire chimney and fridge compartment. I opted to mount a 3 fan panel at the top of the chimney just below the vent. I used only 2 (4") computer fans leaving the center position open for natural air flow. I unplugged the heat tape and plugged a remote control relay to allow me to turn the fans on & off as I pleased from the drivers seat or anywhere in the coach. The system works beautifully. There are pictures posted somewhere here on the forum.
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I replaced my original fridge with a newer Dometic. In very hot weather it never cooled very well. Installed an upper fan and a computer fan on the bottom. Helped a little. Finally I ordered one of those double fridge fans that a fellow sells on Ebay. It clips onto the fins. Amazing. Temp is now where it should be. Cheap fix.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DOMETIC-NORC...243fff&vxp=mtr
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I replaced my original fridge with a newer Dometic. In very hot weather it never cooled very well. Installed an upper fan and a computer fan on the bottom. Helped a little. Finally I ordered one of those double fridge fans that a fellow sells on Ebay. It clips onto the fins. Amazing. Temp is now where it should be. Cheap fix.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DOMETIC-NORC...243fff&vxp=mtr
Great find and price, Bruce.
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Old 03-26-2012
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Regarding the wood rot on the floor of the fridge cabinet, don't forget the fridge has a drain on it. The moisture may not be from the roof.
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