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Offline balu4k

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Mini compact freezer fridge to chest type freezer fridge
« on: May 23, 2013, 12:18:22 AM »

I need a small (1.7 cu ft) refrigerator  (chest type) for camping purpose.  I am thinking i will buy one of those standing type mini / compact 1.7 cu ft refrigerator and re position / flip the compressor so that it stands straight when i put the fridge on its back. this way this fridge will become chest type.

Do you guys think any issues in me doing this ?

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Bala

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Re: Mini compact freezer fridge to chest type freezer fridge
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2013, 09:15:16 PM »
Might be easier and better to find a small chest freezer and put a thermostat on it to act like a fridge.
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Re: Mini compact freezer fridge to chest type freezer fridge
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2013, 09:55:31 PM »
Not sure if can find a chest freezeer less than 2 cu ft.

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Re: Mini compact freezer fridge to chest type freezer fridge
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2013, 10:46:29 PM »
Yes big. Looking some thing less then 2 cu ft. What problem you are anticipating in the idea of converting the mini fridge to chest..

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Re: Mini compact freezer fridge to chest type freezer fridge
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2013, 10:59:13 PM »
Well, moving the compressor is the main one.  You could easily crimp a line if there were enough extra line to even move it. Mounting it. Not sure if it would affect the evaporator cooling the box. Seems likeit would work if you were able to move the compressor.
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Re: Mini compact freezer fridge to chest type freezer fridge
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2013, 11:47:03 PM »
wow. cool. thanks for the link. looks like this will work. some how this never showed up in my search.

To that i will adding a strong steel box around it and mount it on the trailer and run it using a inverter and marine battery.

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Re: Mini compact freezer fridge to chest type freezer fridge
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2013, 12:10:48 AM »
Let us know how it turns out!
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Re: Mini compact freezer fridge to chest type freezer fridge
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2013, 12:16:27 AM »
sure. i will. trying find a used one on craigslist for now..