A couple of days ago I fired up the propane/electric fridge for a test run. We ran it on 120 for about 30 minutes just to see if it would cool. I’m very happy to say that it seemed to perform well so the next day I loaded it into the back of the truck and headed out to the swamp. I’ve been a bit anxious about how I would get it out of the truck and into the shack but heard that Amos would be out this weekend so I enlisted his and Andys help. After much sweating, grunting and mild cussing, we managed to get it in.
Because of the location of the controls I only had a couple of options about where to put it once inside. I also had to take the exhaust into account since proper operation of these refrigerators is totally dependent upon air flow. I finally settled on the right rear of the shack then set to scheming about how to actually install it. I spent most of the day reading the installation manual and measuring clearances then finally got a start on it.
By this morning I had the platform built and some framing in. At that point I ran out of screws of course. So it was off to town for a shower then a run to Lowes. Sometime, about 45 seconds after a shower, I kept hearing my bed calling me so I figured a short nap was in order. Over two hours later I sat up, said “Huh?” and finally got dressed.
By the time I got back to the trailer I decided it was to late to head out and settled. Just as well, it’s raining again.
Tomorrow morning I head out and hopefully will have a functioning refrigerator in a day or so. Check back for updates.