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    Posted: 17 May 2010 at 2:31pm
Hi Mark
If you would be able to e-mail me the details as per your offer above, that would be really helpful: I'm planning to install a fridge this May Day bank holiday weekend before our attempt at finding sunnier climes this summer. I will order the waeco kit as per the spec. already mentioned. What insulating foam did you use?
 
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Mark

Could you send me further info on your fridge conversion.  Something I would like to fit this winter.

Many thanks

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Really interested in how people have delt with a single skin box.

How did you insulate the sides of the box (eg hull) that have no void to fill?
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You've reminded me - I've taken the photos so I'll get something put together over the next few days.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote gregcope Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jan 2011 at 6:38pm
That would be fab!
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St Paddy needs a fridge for a holiday quickly.

I have read all that is written here and some say there is insulation in the food bin next to the engine. St Paddy is a 1980 boat with a U shape galley.

How much of a gap is there between the hull and the liner of that locker, I might get the hole saw out and inject the foam that way.

Is it a good plan to have foam against the hull? water retention, I like the hull to breath inside if it is not flow coated

where is a good place for the compressor I don't want to hear it running, I'm thinking above the fuel tank on the across ships bulkhead.

What is the current best buy in compressors.

Any advise. I did manage to get to the med and back without a fridge, but If I'm to have crew for the two week holiday

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Galatea Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jun 2012 at 2:29am
There's an article in a recent issue of Cruising World on adding insulation to an ice box similar to what's on many a CO32.  You can find it on line here:
http://www.cruisingworld.com/gallery/how-to/projects/rebuilding-nikkis-icebox

Frankly, it looks like a lot of work.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote St Paddy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jun 2012 at 7:28am
Hi       Thanks for that. What I have noticed it there cannot be more than an inch of gap around the moulding and between the hull and moulding must about 8 inch. I would almost be worth taking the moulding out and starting again. Has any one removed the counter top. shame to spoil it and mine is orriginal and good
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I`ve installed a waeco unit in the original box because it has 5 centimeters / 2 inches of insulation.
Quintessens has  a L-shaped galley. The compressor goes above the fuel tank. 
Use a thick wire from battery to compressor.
We tested it for 3 days, and it worked perfectly !
 It`s not ready yet, I recently replaced the entire wooden tabletop with Corian. So it`s a work in progress.


Edited by nardus - 08 Jun 2012 at 10:15am
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Post Options Post Options   Quote St Paddy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jun 2012 at 1:19pm
Hi I think I will be going wth the waeco. Where did you get the corrian worktop
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