Thanks for the replies. I really appreciate any info or advice I can get.
I've been reading a lot about fridges lately...
I've got a boler
. I'm redesigning it, trying to make the bed bigger, get a bigger, better fridge
than the monstrosity I own now that holds very little, but takes up a ton of space.
I bought a bar fridge, but the energy usage will be too much. I'm trying to save a buck where I can, and get the best bang for it. So, when I stumbled on the second site, a light
bulb went off.
If I could replicate some of what he did, but... make it cleaner, safer. I'm rebuilding the entire trailer from the bottom up. I'm in the design stage now. Putting all the pieces together, on the computer. I'm removing the stove, and will buy a portable stove/oven combo. It will be stored somewhere else.
The trailer, as it stands, is down to the bare shell. It needs a lot of fiberglass work, so, I'll probably glass all the previous vent areas in, then cut new holes where I need them. The frame will be modified and strengthened, fixed and painted. I will probably get a new axel and flip it too. I'm really new to this, so there are a lot of things I don't know or understand yet...
The list of things I need seems endless, but if I can get the parts, she'll be a doozy!
Anyhow, back to the compressor. I'm confused by a few things. If you've read the site where the guy builds his own fridge, he uses an old ice maker to freeze the ice packs and ethylene. The freezer component is connected to compressor... So what is he using in the compressor? Does the gas, or whatever it is, come with the compressor or the freezing unit? or is it a combined unit? I'm assuming you still need the condenser, but are they considered separate parts. I will consult a professional at some point. Right now, I'm just trying to have a basic understanding and an idea of what parts I need and what sizes they will be.
If these seem like stupid questions, wait till you see what I need to know about solar