Peter, I too am building a new refrigeration system from scratch. If you like, let's stay in touch and compare notes: email@example.com
Two years ago at the Annapolis
show, I bought a Frigoboat system (the largest they offered), which is a dc keel-cooled system. A friend who had this system gave rave reviews
re low power consumption
; they had a pretty attractive show price
, so I went for it.
Two years later,we're finally getting into the nitty gritty of the galley
, and sudenly it seems that my original evil plan of using the system's thermoplate to create a top-access freezer
box that trickles the cold air down to a larger front-access fridge area below won't all fit below the counter, at least with any kind of useable fridge space. My carpenter
suggests looking into a separate freezer
unit; I do have a good location for a freezer, in an otherwise dead space on the nav area.
My Refrigeration For Dummies questions are: 1) can a system that was intended to create a combo freezer/fridge be turned into an efficient fridge-only system? and 2) What's the best way to create a freezer-only system, and what kind of energy usage can I expect? Is it as simple as throwing another $1100 at the problem, acquire a second Frigoboat system, and only making a freezer box out of it?