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Old 07-08-2015, 08:46 PM   #61
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Another option

We are liveaboards and it replacing my frig today I would give "CoolBlue Refrigeration" a long look. They seem to have a good system and very flexible.
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Old 07-10-2015, 12:13 AM   #62
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I am thinking i need to replace my norcold 7cft unit. Runs 100% of the time in the south florida heat and has a hard time lowering box temperature when I load new food. Any suggestions on what to replace it with?
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Whatever you replace it with, consider adding a low-cost computer fan beside the condensing coil. Costs almost nothing to run in power terms and will significantly reduce cycle times
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Old 07-15-2015, 05:43 AM   #64
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just got back to the boat last night after being gone for a month, my nor-old is no longer cold, time to replace it. I'm thinking bout a Vitrifrigo. I've never seen behind one of these units, are they plug and play or is there some Plumbing/electrical involved?
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Old 07-15-2015, 06:06 AM   #65
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Ours is pretty much plug and play. A 110 volt AC plug, two wires for the DC which you will need to fuse or breaker, and a hose for the condensate drain which I ran to the bilge. That drain is only used when you defrost and it is so nice not needing to deal with the mess of defrosting water and getting it out. It just goes down this drain hose. I think ours is maybe 1/2 inch or so.
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Thanks Roger, I may just drive down to defender today and pick one up.
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Refrigerator

Installed a Nova-Kool RFU9000 about 10 days ago. It's working great unlike the previous Dometic I had. Decided on Nova-Kool because of the front venting. No additional venting is required. Also freezer compartment is on the bottom with its own "cold plate". Compressor seems to be running about half the time which should give me a much lower daily amperage use when on the hook.
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Old 07-16-2015, 06:30 AM   #68
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"Installed a Nova-Kool RFU9000"

Good choice , is there extra room around the unit that could be used for more insulation?

MORE IS better. Glue it on.

They used to make a DC only version , for most folks the boat already has a good battery charger .

The built in AC to DC converter would not be missed or need to be replaced.
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The next time I pull out the fridge to clean I'll check to see if I could add some sheets of insulation. Forgot to do that prior to installation. Can you suggest what type of insulation sheets. Plain Styrofoam sheets may not be that efficient
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Thanks Roger, I may just drive down to defender today and pick one up.
Heck, after much reading and a few failed attempts to get what I wanted ordered I just went ahead and ordered a Norcold DE-0061 direct replacement. I figure it will easily outlast the years I'm gonna own the boat. It was easy and cheap, 1350 bucks to my friends shop.
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Heck, after much reading and a few failed attempts to get what I wanted ordered I just went ahead and ordered a Norcold DE-0061 direct replacement. I figure it will easily outlast the years I'm gonna own the boat. It was easy and cheap, 1350 bucks to my friends shop.
My old norcold has a scroll type compressor, the new ones have the Danfoss veritable speed compressor, should be better.
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Heck, after much reading and a few failed attempts to get what I wanted ordered I just went ahead and ordered a Norcold DE-0061 direct replacement. I figure it will easily outlast the years I'm gonna own the boat. It was easy and cheap, 1350 bucks to my friends shop.

"It was cheap. 1350 bucks"
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I guess it is all relative many of the refrigerators are over $2000
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"Can you suggest what type of insulation sheets"

Where the insulation will cause condensation is unknown.

The blue stuff is what we use as it will drain should it get wet.

The Isobal-bala-blaa stuff has a higher R rating , but only if DRY!
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I just installed a Nova Kool, but I posted about it in the other fridge thread. I'll have a review after our first trip with it this weekend.
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I just installed a Nova Kool, but I posted about it in the other fridge thread. I'll have a review after our first trip with it this weekend.
Interested to hear what your opinion of the compressor noise level is when the boat is otherwise quiet. My 14 yeard old norcold can clearly be heard 20' away, downstairs, through a closed stateroom door. Still works well, but it's really noisy.

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The only noise I hear is from the cooling fan. No vibration, rattling of any other "fridge" noises. The Norcold sounded like a small outboard but it was old, really old. After listening to the fan on this new one for a couple of days I am thinking its louder but I'm probably just getting used to it.
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I'm curious how this "new" Norcold is going to work. Should be here Monday and I'll post my thoughts after the install.
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I just installed a Nova Kool, but I posted about it in the other fridge thread. I'll have a review after our first trip with it this weekend.
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Interested to hear what your opinion of the compressor noise level is when the boat is otherwise quiet. My 14 yeard old norcold can clearly be heard 20' away, downstairs, through a closed stateroom door. Still works well, but it's really noisy.

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We never hear either of our NovaKool fridges running...

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I will verify that they do keep the beer cold ...even if silent...
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