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Old 10-09-2020, 12:39   #31
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well it with off at 36 and didn't come back on till 48

that to me is unacceptable and that mechanical thermostat is going to be history

I the meantime I had to turn the spillover system back on
Again, sorry to be blunt, but sounds like user error.
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As mentioned above, the thermostat is sensing air temp inside the cabinet. The air temp will generally climb MUCH faster than the contents. More than likely, there is nothing to fix, it's working properly.

Since you are so concerned, to a proper test to relieve your anxiety.

1. Get an electronic thermometer that tracks both High and Low readings.
Most will reset High and Low with each power cycle, many pocket size instruments have this capability. Place it with the probe immersed in a water bottle, and put it in the fridge, leave it in there for 24 hours (or as close to that as your anxiety level will allow), and then check the High and Low readings. IF your cabinet (fridge box, well, whatever) is well insulated and has a good door seal, I'd bet there's not more than a 2-3 degree split.

If you really want to get anal about it, here's a Temperature logger for less than $20. You can leave it in the fridge for a month, pull it out and plug it into your laptop.
Great idea. It's the frig content temp that matters.
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Personally, most of the beers I drink are never kept that cold. But to each his own. And the last point is true, the words "extra" and "beer" rarely belong in the same sentence, and certainly not next to each other.

How about "I need more extra beer"???
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for the "fixers" please refer to post #1
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for the "fixers" please refer to post #1
I'm in the "it's not broke camp". The box does need a lot more insulation though.
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I'm in the "it's not broke camp". The box does need a lot more insulation though.

BS that box has maintained temp for 20 years with just a single spillover system and even the new system drops the temp down quickly once it decides to turn on
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BS that box has maintained temp for 20 years with just a single spillover system and even the new system drops the temp down quickly once it decides to turn on
What are the frig and freezer sizes and the Ah consumed per day at what ambient temp? Only then can we determine if it has enough insulation. Could be more insulation would have made a firefly or two unnecessary. Now I don't want to open a can of worms, just wondering.
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this is a RANT thread

I am not providing any troubleshooting type of info beyond what I have posted and I would appreciate not getting trolled for it anymore.
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Re: RANT - New Refrigerator Temperature Range

One of my more memorable beers was on a sunny 100F day when I pulled the tab, the can depressurized, and a storm of needle ice crystals shot through the beer. Thirty years later, I still remember that beer. I'm not sure what the magic temperature was, but I am sure that it was not 45F.
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Time to start a "rant" thread about people not respecting your rant rules....

4wiw - with you about sometimes just wanting to bitch about something without everyone trying to "fix" it....
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this is a RANT thread

I am not providing any troubleshooting type of info beyond what I have posted and I would appreciate not getting trolled for it anymore.
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this is a RANT thread

I am not providing any troubleshooting type of info beyond what I have posted and I would appreciate not getting trolled for it anymore.
Are you kidding me?
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Yep Sailorboy, your "rant rights" are definitely being infringed by all this gratuitous advice and idle curiosity regarding causes. Some people just won't leave well enough alone. Go for it, rant away lad.
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SCREW THE FOOD - the whole point is to keep the beer cold Who wants 45 degree beer when they could have 36 degree beer? Not me (I feel your pain) You know, if you keep fridges and freezers close to full they operate more efficiently, which to me is all the more reason to carry extra beer (is extra beer really a thing?)
I know this is a rant, but...

We have Carel thermostats aboard, with hysteresis adjustable to whatever I want.

In the case of the spillover fan on the frig, it comes on (very reliably) at 34F and off at 32F.

I detest warm Coke, and the Admiral prefers icy beer as well.

The freezer has a larger hysteresis but that's because the probe is on the edge of the last plate. Somehow the industry prefers monitoring the plate, rather than the air, temps. My prior system had, also, a 2F hysteresis, but it was the air.

Now, our temps (air, poorly mounted probe, because it's too close to the center - and spillover fan - and too far from any plate) vary widely - but that's not necessarily the food temp. I'm a bit more sanguine about that one...

So, no solution, just commenting on our preference. I can't imagine a 40F reefer, yet my grandchildren's parents (both sides from our first marriages) ALL keep their reefer at 40F. My OJ in the morning tastes warm by comparison.

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Rant away mate, the damned stuff is not cheap and should work properly out of the box.
I agree!

I just bought a replacement Johnson pump for my generator, It has the exact same model number of the old pump, but new pump is 1 longer and 1/2 taller.

You guessed it, the new pump will not fit, will need to design and fabricate a new mounting part.

My question: how long is 10? Is 10 always the same? Is there a national standard for 10? What is the allowable deviation for 10? Is 8 or 12 inches good enough? Does 10 equal 49 degrees F?

BTW what are the dimensions of a 2 X 4? And what time is 10:00 AM GWMT?

Can I pay for a $300 expense with $200? And why not?
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Nearly 17000 posts later.....just wow.
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