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Posted: 12/25/13 07:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for posting this information. Knowing the results of your testing I suppose one could just put a remote temp probe there and monitor for temps in excess of 444 degrees. Going a little further one could adjust the leveling jacks for the lowest temps then set the bubble to the temp reading. Have a Merry Christmas.

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Posted: 12/25/13 09:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

One thing to keep in mind- the ARP is designed and calibrated to shut down before damage occurs- if you read the technical docs, it shuts down when the boiler temp is over what a properly operating unit would be- the only way the boiler temperature would be that high is if it is starved for ammonia. Keeping the unit from catching fire is just a side benefit [emoticon]
The OEMs really should have this installed from the factory- the technology integrated in to the control unit would be far superior to anything they have now.


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Posted: 12/25/13 10:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Chris Bryant wrote:

One thing to keep in mind- the ARP is designed and calibrated to shut down before damage occurs- if you read the technical docs, it shuts down when the boiler temp is over what a properly operating unit would be- the only way the boiler temperature would be that high is if it is starved for ammonia. Keeping the unit from catching fire is just a side benefit [emoticon]
The OEMs really should have this installed from the factory- the technology integrated in to the control unit would be far superior to anything they have now.


It is my understanding that the designer/inventor of the ARP did approach Dometic and Norcold with this device but in BOTH cases was flatly turned down.

You see, if the CU is proactively monitored and cared for they (the fridge companies) would SELL LESS fridges and CUs as REPLACEMENTS.

This in turn would be reflected in their bottom line in reduced sales and profits. You bet they are making a killing in aftermarket sales by allowing a higher off level spec and higher boiler temps...

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