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Old 06-01-2017, 12:51 PM   #41
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I'll save you the study and just say the frig runs 40% less with the fans so I suppose it does lower the heat load to some extent.
I would say 40% > "some".

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Old 06-06-2017, 08:00 PM   #42
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Turning it the other way and you don't need the fan!!! You also don't need that stack of receipts on the counter either.
Ah, but that requires the bus to be in motion. Mine is quite stationary and I don't anticipate moving it any time soon.

The fan I referenced arrived today. I'll need some hinges and some plumbing straps to mount it, as well as a DPDT switch for reversibility. The hinges will be so that I can lower the fan in order that I may open/close the hatch. Some wing bolts and I'm in like Flint.
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Old 06-11-2017, 05:24 PM   #43
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Decided against the hinges. The fan shroud measures 24" at the mounting tabs. The aluminum used is quite substantial, so I elected to use some angle brackets and some thumb-screws and wing-nuts to mount this in the escape hatch opening.
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