Originally Posted by MV
I am not going to rip out the counter top to rebuild a 30 year old box. Just not going to happen. I will gladly give up real estate on the inside to increase efficiency. There are always multiple "real" solutions.
And this is good information here -- I have a start! That tempshield stuff looks amazing.
Plus, you get *double* efficiency or more by putting your insulation
inside! Best move possible if you don't need the full size of the current icebox
I did exactly as CSYman did on my last boat. Used some kind of extruded poly foam from Lowes/Home Depot, then carefully wrapped it in watertight poly sheeting, sealing it off. This keeps the sub-par insulation
from being able to absorb water
I placed the poly foam (wrapped air-tight in poly sheeting) in place... then...
Next, I got that PVC shower
liner stuff, and put it on top of the poly foam/sheet insulation panels
. I glued all this in place, used some caulking and some spray foam insulation to seal off the corners, and PRESTO!
I had a new refrigerator
that was vastly more efficient than the old (which couldn't even keep things cold when I started). I also added a freezer
at the same time, using the same techniques.
The original fridge box had the volume of a coffin, I think. Waaaay too big.