Originally Posted by downunder
Can you explain how you are using the fresh water tank for water cooling of your ozfridge.
The Ozefridge is designed to be both air & water cooled. The water cooling is not recommended for sea water. You can use any water container of 40L or more. The fresh water tanks
on the L380 are perfect.
I have previously described the installation
on the lagooncatowners forum, so I'll just paste it here:
"The install was very straight forward, only made difficult by having to work
through the small saloon
access : P
The location under the seat was perfect as there was already a 240V junction box there that I added a new power point to, as well as a 12 volt junction box for the anchor winch
& even better, the water feed pipe from the starboard water tank runs right through here so it allowed me to tee off it. The return pipe to the water tank is very small & easily installed into the top of the tank.
Also my under seat space already had the 2 louvered vents beside the fridge
I installed the digital controller where the old rotary timer was.
The unit is very quiet & works brilliantly. I believe that the fact that it only
has a 1.5 metre run of refrigerant piping compared to the many, many metres of the old engine driven system helps immensely.
On a recent trip of 3 days & 2 nights the unit only needed to power up twice to refreeze the eutectic tank which is set at minus 11C. Though this is winter here in the North Queensland
Tropics with temps ranging 17 to 25 degrees C.
Will be interesting to see in summer & whether I have to install the additional
cooling fan I ordered to better ventilate the under seat space.
PS Normal caveat ... I have nothing to do with Ozefridge except being a very
Seabreeze L380 #241