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Old 08-20-2013, 02:41 PM   #1
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Fridge and slope

Hi, I have seen warnings in these forums about not running your fridge when you are parked on a slope (i.e. in driveway). Does that apply to residential 110 fridges or just ones that run on propane?

FYI: I picked up my new Georgetown 378 yesterday and am showing it off in my driveway with its (residential type) fridge running - am I getting myself in trouble??
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:10 PM   #2
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Hi, I have seen warnings in these forums about not running your fridge when you are parked on a slope (i.e. in driveway). Does that apply to residential 110 fridges or just ones that run on propane?

FYI: I picked up my new Georgetown 378 yesterday and am showing it off in my driveway with its (residential type) fridge running - am I getting myself in trouble??

Your electric is fine on a slight slope. The issue is with the propane flame going into the heat tube. If the flame is tilted it will heat the side of the tube and not go straight up.


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HHHmmmmm? I thought it had to do with the gas in the tubes of the refridge? We need Herk to comment on this one.
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With standard compressor fridges, the slope won't affect it that much. Absorbtion fridges need to be level for gases and liquids to mix/precipitate out properly whether it is on LP or shore power.
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HHHmmmmm? I thought it had to do with the gas in the tubes of the refridge? We need Herk to comment on this one.
You didn't read the article did you? Heat (heat) turns liquid into gas, gas evaporates and returns to liquid (cooling effect). If there is no 'heat' (not going up into 'heating tube' correctly), the liquid would have difficulty to turn to gas. Herk will elaborate to the correct verbiage.
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HHHmmmmm? I thought it had to do with the gas in the tubes of the refridge? We need Herk to comment on this one.
X2. Not the flame.
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