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Old 11-14-2015, 12:34 AM   #1
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When installing a standard mini fridge, is it necessary to install a vent through the exterior walls? Any sort of drainage system needed? Saw a few RVs that had them with propane fridges.... just curious what fall's experiences have been!
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Old 11-14-2015, 03:01 AM   #2
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No, the vent for propane fridges is for the products of combustion to get out and to cool their coils, which work in a totally different way of cooling than an electric mini fridge.
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You don't need a vent but, you do need room around them for air to circulate. You don't need to externally drain either, but you run the risk of the built in catch tray spilling, especially if you don't run the fridge constantly. When you shut it down that frost that melts has to go somewhere.

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Most manuals will say the requirements for your specific fridge. Usually the little mini-fridges require space around the body to dissipate the heat. Putting then against walls directly on all sides will seriously hamper cooling ability.
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Most manuals will say the requirements for your specific fridge. Usually the little mini-fridges require space around the body to dissipate the heat. Putting then against walls directly on all sides will seriously hamper cooling ability.
That said, you don't need a vent to the outdoors, just inside circulation space.
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