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Old 01-13-2010, 11:31 PM   #1
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might be a dumb question but now that I have the scamp torn apart I need to reinsulate around the fridge, can I just use plain old styrofoam board (white) or do I need more of those pink or blue insulated boards from home depot? not even sure what the diffenece is
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might be a dumb question but now that I have the scamp torn apart I need to reinsulate around the fridge, can I just use plain old styrofoam board (white) or do I need more of those pink or blue insulated boards from home depot? not even sure what the diffenece is
Some of the areas I camp in the summer are over 100 degrees and cool of to 85 or 90 at night.
I used the foil backed 3/4"white Styrofoam that you buy at Home Depot to insulate the refer in my Scamp 3 years ago. It helped quite a bit.
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:43 AM   #3
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I used the foil-backed "bubble wrap" type of insulation around my fridge. Theoretically, the foil helps repel "radiant" heat wave sources, while the insulator protects against the conduction of heat from the surrounding ambient air.
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Brandy - all the above solutions are good. To answer your question, Yes. You can use plain old styrofoam board. It may no be as efficient as the foil backed bubbles but it will still do a good job.
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:34 PM   #5
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The white bead board typically has an R value of around 3 per inch of thickness. The pink or blue higher density board is usually around 5 per inch. Not a huge difference but every little bit helps when you're trying to keep the eggs from hatching.
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Old 01-14-2010, 05:59 PM   #6
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might be a dumb question but now that I have the scamp torn apart I need to reinsulate around the fridge, can I just use plain old styrofoam board (white) or do I need more of those pink or blue insulated boards from home depot? not even sure what the diffenece is
I used white bead board (1") attached with contact cement. Bottom line is thqt no matter what you use you will only get a couple of days on a milk jug of ice. We keep a Coleman cooler in the TV and transfer food back to the U-Haul icebox as needed.
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