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post #21 of Old 04-16-2013
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Thumbs up DIY Fridge Install

I did my own install of a Frigoboat unit with the "keel cooler" option about a decade ago. Very Quiet (no fan) and efficient. The install is very fiddley work, in places where one can put only one arm and shoulder at a time, and some swearing will be needed.

After wising up and putting a gasket around the lid, almost zero condensation or frost on the evaporator plate.

I have some pics over at in a refrigeration thread. PM me for a link if wou wish.

Take your time, diagram out what your boat requires, and be sure to buy the parts kit from a reputable supplier who can answer your questions when you are upside down in the boat with a drill in one hand and cell phone in the other!

Frigoboat Home Page
These folks were extremely helpful and patiently answered all my stupid questions.


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