I finely bit the bullet and started the Frig rebuild
. The goal is to have a spillover freezer/frig combo with a total of about 7 ft^3. R30 insulation
with a combo of Iso and EPS st about 6" on most sides and 4" of iso, Cryo gel, eps on the top and front. Mostly dictated by the existing space to fill.
I was looking at the old design and thinking of going in from the top and working it that way but at some point I just grabbed the jig saw and cut the entire counter out so that the fridge could be pulled out of the boat
. As drastic as that sounds it was the right choice. The 45 year old foam was wet in places and was only 3" thick if that on 3 sides. Of course it turned to granulated sugar when touched.
Right now I have complete access to the space which is 49" wide, 30" high and 30" deep on top, 24" deep at mid height and 11" deep at the bottom.
I'm thinking of an inner and outer box type construction that is bolted to the (new) counter top with 2 top loading doors. One for the freezer
and the other for the fridge.
I have an existing super cold machine with the large horizontal evaporator. I am thinking of mounting the evaporator vertically - I think that an evaporator can change orientation without problem. Is that true?
Lots of other cleanup to do with this project
. Some rewiring and such - POS.
At one point a 55 gallon garbage bag worth of pour in foam scraps was poured in between the existing box and the hull
. What a mess. I ended up taking a crowbar to get that out in chunks.
I'll post photos as I get around to it. Or should I say photos at 11?