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Old 11-18-2019, 07:34 PM   #15
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Great pics and the refer looks terrific!

Maybe you mentioned this in an earlier post, but what did you do about the furnace? Does it fit under the new refer or did you remove it?
Hey Larry.......lots of room.....at least 1/4" clearance

We'll be there starting Friday for a week....you'll have to come down and take a look while we're there
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Great pics and the refer looks terrific!

Maybe you mentioned this in an earlier post, but what did you do about the furnace? Does it fit under the new refer or did you remove it?
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Hey Larry.......lots of room.....at least 1/4" clearance

We'll be there starting Friday for a week....you'll have to come down and take a look while we're there
That's where your furnace is? huh
We have a drawer there (that annoyingly opens while driving).
My furnace is in the basement near the inverter
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One other question after seeing the last picture. The top of the new refer is much closer to the ceiling than the OG. Do you have any clearance issue with the ceiling light which is just in front of the doors?
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One other question after seeing the last picture. The top of the new refer is much closer to the ceiling than the OG. Do you have any clearance issue with the ceiling light which is just in front of the doors?
Yes there is absolutely an issue. I had to remove the light fixture and I'm working on a solution for a replacement.

I am thinking that 3 5 or 6" of the square flush mount lights will work.....I'm struggling to find something however that would work on 12V native.....I'll let you know what I come up with
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Yes there is absolutely an issue. I had to remove the light fixture and I'm working on a solution for a replacement.

I am thinking that 3 5 or 6" of the square flush mount lights will work.....I'm struggling to find something however that would work on 12V native.....I'll let you know what I come up with
If you can find any fixture that will fit flush with the ceiling, it is relatively easy to wire directly for 12vdc and use LED ribbon, cut to length, for the light source. Several have done such when converting their florescent tubes to LED. Just a thought.
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If you can find any fixture that will fit flush with the ceiling, it is relatively easy to wire directly for 12vdc and use LED ribbon, cut to length, for the light source. Several have done such when converting their fluorescent tubes to LED. Just a thought.
Yeah...that, of course, is an option....but looking for a self-contained unit would be preferable......maybe when you see it you might have some ideas??
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Yeah...that, of course, is an option....but looking for a self-contained unit would be preferable......maybe when you see it you might have some ideas??
https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...in-x-6in/2080/

Ceiling Hugger THIN 3301 12 volt LED Dome Light with switch (10-30vdc), 650 lumens, White Trim

Either of these work?
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I may need to do something like this but I'll have to recess it into the ceiling as there is less than 1/8" clearance from the top of the door as it opens
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I am in the same situation.
Original frig/freezer still working great, but will it go on fire one day?

The 12v compressor adaptation seems like a good solution to me.
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I am in the same situation.
Original frig/freezer still working great, but will it go on fire one day?

The 12v compressor adaptation seems like a good solution to me.
That is a very good solution and the existing 12V wiring will support the conversion according to the company.

We just wanted the spaciousness of the new unit......in the end the cost was almost a wash with doing the 12V conversion and in our case, we ended up with 50% more fridge/freezer space.....good luck whichever way you go
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I may need to do something like this but I'll have to recess it into the ceiling as there is less than 1/8" clearance from the top of the door as it opens
I'm curious what your solution is.

On day 6 and already wish we had a "real" fridge.
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I'm curious what your solution is.

On day 6 and already wish we had a "real" fridge.
I'm sure we'll figure something out.....in any case it's all worth it to finally have a "Real" fridge.
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Paul, What make and model fridge is that ? Do you have any pics of what you installed for support under the new fridge ?

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