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Re: Installing refrigerator
Paul, most little dorm type fridges the "coil" that used to be on the back is now bonded to the outer aluminum skin of the box. then it's all foamed in place with the inner box. the outer skin will feel warm when it's running. Only the evaporator and compressor are really worth removing. I was going to do that to my boats ice box but went with a new unit that was on sale at Defender marine.
Yea, that is why i mentioned it. It pretty much locks you into a Craig's list/Goodwill finds. I know one that I saw on line showed that he got the wrong kind originally and had to find one with coils on the back. I think that a proper system is better, but may well be out of many folks budget.
Last edited by miatapaul; 12-10-2012 at 03:12 PM.