[QUOTE=Illa;445627]Thank you for your input regarding my fridge.
It has been a rough winter here in Canada, and as you can probably tell from my camper pic, we have had crazy amount of snow this year. The fridge is in the shed, buried.
I will be putting the fridge back in the trailer once it has been fixed (professionally) as I have no sarge to be blown up inside my trailer. When I took it out I discovered a scary mess and was glad that no propane tank was hooked up.
There is no vent on the outside where the fridge is located. And I will also have to get someone to hook up the stove. So far no one here has ever seen the connections on the inside of the stove.
When I unhooked everything, there were a mixture of 3 way brass fitting and balcony hose running behind. Needless to say I cut everything apart to start fresh without a chance of a small leak.
Anyways, I find all the information on this group very helpful, and look forward to reading more.
Hello there Illa,
Well yes you are right in taking the safe path for refitting the fridge.
If fitted originally it would have been having a light
alloy tube going to fit on the outer shell as an exhaust and an unmistakable metal squarish vent.
Running above the fridge would have been a non flexible brass feed specific for the fridge with a conical fitting screwed tight with a banjo bolt. Both the cooker and the fridge,with a tap each, in the lower corner of the cabinet, next door.
Next to that, one lower air-venting above and a second one right down to the floor, facing the back of the fridge, both rectangular 27cmx10cm in opening. This is for cooling down the unit and for safety reason with gas in mind. This is also to create a needed draft. Any screw on type venting system which is corrosion and weather proof will do. Use a sealant putty on the matting sfc.
Now you say propane, which is more efficient and works better but is also more explosive than butane, the last being more commonly used in camping vans where one can sleep. See your local rules if applicable. Therefore regulator for each type of gas comes set at a different pressure.
Hope this gives you some confidence in tackling the proper refit.
Yes you in the whole of Northern America have indeed been exposed to a lasting polar spill while we had a super mild winter in Europe. I can only guess on the weather comments from my far away relatives in Victoria SK.
Spring greetings to you and "Daisy
P.S : I will send another info on the outside blistering subject later. Summer works in view for that one.