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aztecaa

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Posted: 01/12/11 02:21pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Referring to cold as before, meaning working with temperature where it should be.
Yes, always level and when I start my engine once a month and let it run for 10 minutes, I check the hydraulic levelers to insure level.
I did notice the Therm was slide down and so I raised it up!
I do need to find my temp gauge I used to have hanging on the inside to see where the temp is.
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Back to where it was before! Meaning 45 degrees on the lowest setting.
Thanks for the advice on raising the thingy majingy!


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bigfootford wrote:

Here's what Wayne and I have for thermometers. I liked them so much I put one in my house fridge too.

It records the highest and the lowest temp....You can, with the push of a button, reset those readings and obtain new high and lows.

These folks are great and have the best price for this combo remote sensing 2 sensor fridge thermometers:

http://www.partshelf.com/ci00985.html



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aztecaa wrote:

Back to where it was before! Meaning 45 degrees on the lowest setting.
Thanks for the advice on raising the thingy majingy!
I wish you luck on the temps staying there.

My TC fridge will go up and down, for no obvious reason. I have a regular home fridge in my basement. The freezer bounces from 1-degree to 34-degrees. I use a remote thermometer on both refrigerators.


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Wayne, either you have bad luck with refrigeration equipment, or you're a closet pyrokinetic. (i.e. a guy who can create fire with his thoughts, and it's manifesting itself in your refrigerators)


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mkirsch wrote:

Wayne, either you have bad luck with refrigeration equipment, or you're a closet pyrokinetic. (i.e. a guy who can create fire with his thoughts, and it's manifesting itself in your refrigerators)


Ummm I too have dual thermometers in my camper and home...
Right now the low high for my freezer in the house, since the last time I reset it now reads: -9 +13 and the temp is -1
My fridge section recorder reads 30 to 52 and the temp is now 36...

My RV fridge freezer section varies from :-6 to 16 and the fridge section 34-45...
I use the remote thermometers that I linked to...
So I don't know what you are trying to say...

When my fridge is off in the camper the thermometer stays at the ambient temp of the fridge...54 deg in both F and R....for days.
My meters are reading solidly.

Just because the temp varies...especially in a home frost free fridge does not mean that the contents are varying that much.

Wayne's thermostat in his camper is an old style mechanical type..It is not electronically controlled. It does vary more than the newer electronic controlled temp control.

Looks kind of like this:



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If you guys are interested about this go read about fridges here:

http://www.rvmobile.com/Tech/Trouble/gassys.htm


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mkirsch wrote:

Wayne, either you have bad luck with refrigeration equipment, or you're a closet pyrokinetic. (i.e. a guy who can create fire with his thoughts, and it's manifesting itself in your refrigerators)
I guess it could be either or both. Another possibility is it is more common than most people realize. The only way to know for sure is with thermometers that allow you to monitor.

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I have a block wall which the Refrigerator side is about 3-4' from. So there is not much ventilation. I believe that is my problem here. It works fine in the winter but not in the summer.
So I will have to make some sort of funnel type tubing since the wind blows from that side and up the Refrig vents.

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OK....I'm Back with the refrig issue again!

Have had the RV parked and running on propane for 4 years straight.(no electric) I start the engine at least once a month and let it run for 10 minutes, checking the level always.

I have the frig set to level 5 which is the highest setting.

The temp inside the Frig is 58, NOT good!

The Freezer works excellent which is above the frig.

So any suggestions on what I can tinker with to get it colder in the frig.


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