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Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 25-01-2020, 17:05
Replies: 24
Views: 2,595
Posted By Peter Mackay
Re: Freezer doesn't like to go to sea

Doug, you might be able to post some pictures here of pipe run from condenser through to the filter etc. This would help in advising you on the best method of tilting the filter although it should be...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 25-01-2020, 15:49
Replies: 24
Views: 2,595
Posted By Peter Mackay
Re: Freezer doesn't like to go to sea

I can see your reasoning CK but the issue I described is caused by movement to and fro when small 'gulps' of vapour enter the capillary, and I have only had it occur with freezers. There are millions...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 25-01-2020, 15:31
Replies: 24
Views: 2,595
Posted By Peter Mackay
Re: Freezer doesn't like to go to sea

Yes electrical problems are by far the greatest cause of issues with DC refrigeration, ironically it is usually the boats power supply in and not the refrigeration system itself! But this problem and...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 24-01-2020, 18:48
Replies: 26
Views: 1,709
Posted By Peter Mackay
Re: Name my fridge!

Hi Mac,
Suggest you have a 'Heat load, Duty Cycle and Daily power consumption' estimate done specific to your project. I have created a spread sheet which computes these outcomes instantly upon us...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 24-01-2020, 17:57
Replies: 24
Views: 2,595
Posted By Peter Mackay
Re: Freezer doesn't like to go to sea

The suggestion I posted should resolve the problem. The first option will most likely improve the performance enough, simple and hopefully without going to the more dramatic option of opening the...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 22-01-2020, 19:08
Replies: 24
Views: 2,595
Posted By Peter Mackay
Re: Freezer doesn't like to go to sea

This problem although rare is not uncommon and is usually due to the liquid gas flow to the evaporator (should be a constant, solid flow) containing short bursts of gas vapour.. (Flash gas) This is...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 20-01-2020, 05:01
Replies: 16
Views: 1,350
Posted By Peter Mackay
Re: AB frige Power Plate frosting only at the connection

Hi Fero,
I have been a refrigeration tech for too long and serviced, repaired and built thousands of systems so I can help you while keeping it simple!

Suggest you add a small amount of...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 19-01-2020, 11:33
Replies: 16
Views: 1,350
Posted By Peter Mackay
Re: AB frige Power Plate frosting only at the connection

Hi Fero, from the photo it looks like you have lost refrigerant gas or have a refrigerant restriction. Suggest turning off the unit now until a technician can identify and rectify the problem,...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 18-01-2020, 05:59
Replies: 31
Views: 9,793
Posted By Peter Mackay
Re: Fridge Won't Cycle On and Off

The way to go Conachair.
May I suggest that if you do any soldering etc to the PCB, that when complete you seal with a conformal coating like 'Elmotherm 009-0008 spray or VA00 clear 400.
You may...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 17-01-2020, 23:21
Replies: 31
Views: 9,793
Posted By Peter Mackay
Re: Fridge Won't Cycle On and Off

Wow! Psychiatry has obviously made some serious advances! Being able to determine classes of sailors by the type of thermostat used, amazing! :wink:

Seriously, mechanical thermostats, like crank...
Forum: Flotsam & Sailing Miscellany 16-01-2020, 04:45
Replies: 14,966
Views: 2,368,682
Posted By Peter Mackay
Re: The New Joke Thread

Young nun goes rushing into Mother Superiors office and exclaims 'Mother quick, I have been raped by he gardener, what shall I do?
Mother replies, "go to the kitchen dear, cut a lemon in half and...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 15-01-2020, 23:50
Replies: 31
Views: 9,793
Posted By Peter Mackay
Re: Fridge Won't Cycle On and Off

Great advice Cassidy, and simple. (KISS principle!)
Suggest checking cabinet for air leakage by simple placing a strong torch (Light) inside cabinet on a dark night. Note any areas light escapes and...
Forum: Our Community 15-01-2020, 02:39
Replies: 216
Views: 19,676
Posted By Peter Mackay
Re: Australia Fires

Thanks Raymond, I have lived in the Oz bush all my life and you have summed up the situation very well.
Perhaps a simple slogan... 'NO Fuel, NO Fire'

Cheer Pete

Cheers
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