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Old 03-30-2007, 08:49 AM   #29
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In speaking with our local airstream dealer, he said if you have it on its side for a while do not start it up until it has been upright for 2 hours.
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:54 PM   #30
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One More Thing..............

.........about the fridge position. The Dometic Tech Notes always say to 'tilt' the unit BEFORE installing it into the wall. The process involves tipping it from it's upright position thru all 4 sides.

Basically, tip it to one side for 3 minutes, then the opposite side, then front and finally back.

This procedure enhances the 'mix' of the coolant materials and provides better operation.
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Old 03-31-2007, 01:11 AM   #31
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.........about the fridge position. The Dometic Tech Notes always say to 'tilt' the unit BEFORE installing it into the wall. The process involves tipping it from it's upright position thru all 4 sides.

Basically, tip it to one side for 3 minutes, then the opposite side, then front and finally back.

This procedure enhances the 'mix' of the coolant materials and provides better operation.
Lew, should I do this to my old Dometic before replacing it into the newly remodled cabinets? Thanks, Pam
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I do it whenever I have a unit removed for service. Just takes a few minutes and won't hurt anything.
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Old 04-01-2007, 07:53 PM   #33
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Update

Well...I've removed the old fridge (a 110 only setup) and put in the RM 2820. Wow...I had to remove doors, drawers, door handles, etc to get this through the kitchen.

The unit is now in the space, which I resealed yesterday. SHould have everything up and running in the next week. The next step is to begin the carpentry that goes above the fridge. I've also got to create a baffle near the back to help route the exhause to the vent.

Does anyone have a photo of what their routing configuration? In my 1975 it was built into the wall.

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Old 04-03-2007, 11:19 AM   #34
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thermal mastic?

We are replacing the cooling unit and the directions say to use thermal mastic to stick the "fins" on the new unit. I have called and visited several places and no one knows what I am talking about. Any ideas on where to get it?
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never mind!

turns out the guy we got the cooling unit from sent us a tube, we just had not gotten to the bottom of the box.
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