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Old 05-29-2016, 06:45 PM   #1
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Fans in the fridge

I've seen several references to folks placing fans in their refrigerators to make them more efficient. I have a Dometic fridge and I did place fans on the inside which has helped some. But I have also seen where fans are placed in the back of the unit to increase the airflow. I was wondering what was used and how are they positioned in the unit? Thanks a bunch.
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Old 05-29-2016, 06:53 PM   #2
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Computer case fans, I installed 5 behind our fridge, it helped tremendously. Maybe I can find some pics.
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Thank you. Pics would help a lot. Where did you get the power for them? I wired my inside fans to the 12 volt in the back by running the wires down the drain tube.
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I have pics in my mods but I don't know how to post them. I used the power from the fan that is already behind the fridge, ran a switch and mounted it next to my switches on the front panel.
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Which way did you point the fans? I'm guessing up towards the vent.
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Yes, my fridge is on a slide so I put 2 at the bottom vent pulling in and 3 at the top pushing out
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Thanks. I'll order some fans and get to work.
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This duct has three 5" medium rpm fans blowing air out the top vent in a slide from a 4-door Dometic. Works fabulously. It was the first thing I did to this our 3rd RV. I actually disconnected the small "booster" fans that were installed 1/2 way between the vents.
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This duct has three 5" medium rpm fans blowing air out the top vent in a slide from a 4-door Dometic. Works fabulously. It was the first thing I did to this our 3rd RV. I actually disconnected the small "booster" fans that were installed 1/2 way between the vents.
My problem is access to the top of the fridge. Mine only has one intake vent at the bottom of the refrigerator. I'll have to find a way to mount the fans up high enough to get the air to the vent on top of the trailer. My fridge is located on the back wall of the trailer. That's a cool way of doing it though. Looks great!!!
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