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Old 10-09-2008, 10:14 AM   #1
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Refrigerator Fan

Okay somewhere, probably here, someone mentioned if you put a fan in your gas/electric refrigerator it becomes a little more efficient when you first turn it on. I work with computers and I had a bad power supply so I yanked the fan from it and hooked up a battery. Worked great. Its pretty dorky I know but if you have an old computer you are tossing save the fans its pretty easy to do.
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Old 10-10-2008, 07:42 AM   #2
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I actually bought a 12v computer fan in order to do what you suggest.
I opened the back of my refer and could not for the life of me find room
to squeeze it in there.

I'd love to see pictures of an installation!!
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:22 AM   #3
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Well maybe i am goofy. I put it inside to blow air around to help cool things down when it first gets turned on. Thing takes forever to cool down and i was hoping this would help. I let it run and the fridge seemed to get colder faster.
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:15 AM   #4
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They say the ideal situation is to have one inside and one outside. They say the one outside should be at the top of the vent stack. Camco makes a neat solar powered one that I've been tempted to buy and see how it works.
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Old 10-10-2008, 01:15 PM   #5
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Oh good, i was hoping I didn't just dream this all up!! . But i never noticed a vent stack before.... hmmm, i should look for that. i like that camco. Solar is best for me.... no shore power.
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:02 PM   #6
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I got one of those little battery powered ones that go inside the fridge. Seems to help more when the fridge is full of food. Or I'm just trying to justify the $14 I spent on it.

You probably aught to have a thermometer in there, too. I do. About $3 for that.
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Old 10-10-2008, 11:40 PM   #7
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Hey Radio a thermometer is a good idea. I never thought of that.
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i have one in the vent stack, its a radio shack 12 v puter cooling fan,
helps alot in the summer when its serangati hot out side
used to have one in the fridge itself, not sure what happened to it
i was going to wire one that ran off the power at teh fridge light.....but i slept and lost the idea, geuss its back now
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any air moving inside has to help keep even cooling. and less frost build up
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i have one in the vent stack,
So how did you manage that?
Did you go up on the roof and remove the top cap and just slap
it in there or what??
I realize a photo is kinda out of the question but can you tell me
how you did it?

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So how did you manage that?
Did you go up on the roof and remove the top cap and just slap
it in there or what?? YES
I realize a photo is kinda out of the question but can you tell me
how you did it?

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i removed the vent cap cover and then gently cut the bug mess enough i could fish a fan hanging from two 2' rods so its closer to the top of the coil loop
then dropped the wires down to reach the power suppy connections for the fridge, its on a plastic block. so if the fridge has power the fan is on.
the mess screen i just replaced the part i cut out with a piece of gutter leave guard and stiched it in with some .020 wire.
be sure to reseal the cap screws.
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