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dougrainer

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Posted: 10/12/18 06:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wa8yxm wrote:

The best test is the manometer.. and I won't go into how to use it.

But the fridge is a Propane "sipper" not a propane "Guzzler" like the furnace or water heater. So if the latter work well. the first should regulator wise.

Some Fridges do work better on one or the other heat source.. Don't know why. but they just do. And some work better on one some on the other some don't care.

Just now. mine on electric is 34.1 degrees in the top door shelf.


You know, stick to what you know. Your post is not correct at all, except for the sipper part and Manometer comment. Doug

PS, HOW many different RV refers have you operated in your lifetime?

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But, RV refers will operates the SAME regardless of heat source.
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So w/ heat sources being variable, the statement above is not correct.

So let me rephrase it,.....
RV refers may cool differently ac/propane, because either heat source is seldom going to be perfect all the time.

In reality, I have played w/ adjusting LP regulators w/ and w/o manometers, and except for maybe a couple degrees in cooling, I found pressure to be not very critical at all. But of course, Doug always knows better.


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Standing on their head some folks will swear the sky is brown. Compare the BTU of an LPG flame on high versus what (?) a 300 or 400 watt AC heating element. The LPG wins every time except if the flame is sick.

Confused individuals should seek professional service for equipment deemed to contravene accepted knowledge. Information regarding the BTU capabilities of their very own refrigerator burner and electrode model is available on the net.

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MEXICOWANDERER wrote:

Compare the BTU of an LPG flame on high versus what (?) a 300 or 400 watt AC heating element. The LPG wins every time


so using the net, the first fridge (The classic RV fridge) showed rated 1330 BTU/h and 390wAC.

What do you means by 'wins every time'.

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