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Old 05-25-2010, 07:19 PM   #11
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Lily;

How tall is the frig. you now have? I'll be at the farm from tomorrow afternoon to Friday.
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:44 PM   #12
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Correct me if I am wrong, but wouldn't a refridgerator take much more power than a single solar panel could supply? I know there are some efficient refridgerators out there, but a single LARGE solar panel is still only about 125 watts of output under ideal conditions. I am also not convinced a single AGM battery (about 125Ah or so) would be able to keep it going through the dark hours, especially in the winter months when there is limited hours of sunlight.

What do you have against using the conventional RV style gas absorption style refridgerators using propane? My refridgerator can run on 12V, 120V, or propane, and it seems to work very well.
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:38 PM   #13
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Most of the newer RV-style refridgerators work fine as long as you are level enough to stand comfortably in your unit. They don't need to be perfectly level, just close. You just need to be sure to vent it properly when you install it. It is not hard to do, just needs to be done properly. A good little 3 way gas absorption refridgerator could allow you to run off of 12V or 120V and you wouldn't even need to hook it up to propane if you aren't comfortable with it. I am not trying to convince you to change your mind, just want to know why you would choose a compressor unit over the gas absorption type.

I like your idea of using the chassis battery box. You can stuff a few large batteries in. I have three in mine at the moment.
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Please take photos of that installation..... I am going to do mine soon and photos are as they say "worth a thousand words" Leslie
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Old 05-30-2010, 09:18 PM   #15
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Still want to sell the fridge?
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Still want to sell the fridge?
Yes, but I need it for a picture first, unless you have a fridge to trade me!

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No problem, since we don't have one we can wait.
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Old 06-01-2010, 12:58 AM   #17
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thanks for the great photos, you have made it clear how easy it is. What size tank is that Lily? Leslie
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Old 06-01-2010, 10:54 PM   #18
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Lily! Awesome work on the bus so far! I hope I get to see it someday soon =D
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Lookin' good.
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Looks real good Lily, are you putting a wall panel of any kind between bed and kitchen? Leslie
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