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Old 09-22-2010, 04:34 PM   #1
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Where do the one door fridges vent?

My litle Argosy had her little one door fridge removed and replaced with a littler electric only fridge and there seems to be no venting. I want to reinstall a one door propane/electric fridge and need to know where it is suposed to vent. There isn't a cabinet above the fridge cabinet, just a counter. But there is a strange looking oval spot up high in the pantry cabinet next to the fridge. Did there used to be a cabinet above the fridge and the fridge was vented up through that cabinet, then over to the pantry cabinet, then up through the roof where an oval opening used to be?
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My litle Argosy had her little one door fridge removed and replaced with a littler electric only fridge and there seems to be no venting. I want to reinstall a one door propane/electric fridge and need to know where it is suposed to vent. There isn't a cabinet above the fridge cabinet, just a counter. But there is a strange looking oval spot up high in the pantry cabinet next to the fridge. Did there used to be a cabinet above the fridge and the fridge was vented up through that cabinet, then over to the pantry cabinet, then up through the roof where an oval opening used to be?
A correction to the above - the oval area is on the ceiling in the tambour- doored cabinet above the fridge, not in the pantry. I'm now pretty sure there was a cabinet sitting on top of the fridge cabinet and there must have been a vent going up the back of that cabinet up to the oval spot that used to be an opening.

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A correction to the above - the oval area is on the ceiling in the tambour- doored cabinet above the fridge, not in the pantry. I'm now pretty sure there was a cabinet sitting on top of the fridge cabinet and there must have been a vent going up the back of that cabinet up to the oval spot that used to be an opening.

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All reefers used an "exhaust vent" called a reefer scoop.

It must be used to exhaust the carbon monoxide fumes, when running the reefer on LPG.

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Old 09-22-2010, 08:00 PM   #4
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Year and model of your Argosy?

Because many different Argosy models were produced over a number of years, it would be helpful to readers for you to identify the year, length and model of your Argosy when asking a specific question about it. You might even add its description to your profile, where it would be somewhat permanent. "My little Argosy" is too vague to elicit many useful replies.
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Agree with the above...

But will take a stab at it. Here is one where the cabinet is missing but you can see the reefer scoop still in place that Andy refers to. And - one with the cabinet in the proper place.
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Because many different Argosy models were produced over a number of years, it would be helpful to readers for you to identify the year, length and model of your Argosy when asking a specific question about it. You might even add its description to your profile, where it would be somewhat permanent. "My little Argosy" is too vague to elicit many useful replies.
Makes sense. Will do!!
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But will take a stab at it. Here is one where the cabinet is missing but you can see the reefer scoop still in place that Andy refers to. And - one with the cabinet in the proper place.
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Thanks Ganglin. That was a good stab. The pictures you posted look exactly like mine, except for the parts that are missing in mine. My Argosy is a 1976 24.' Did the original fridge measure 36" or 42"? We'd like to put in a 42." The cabinets have to be rebuilt, so I don't imgine there would be a problem. ? ??????
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All reefers used an "exhaust vent" called a reefer scoop.

It must be used to exhaust the carbon monoxide fumes, when running the reefer on LPG.

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Thanks Andy. Will I be able to order all necessary plumbing parts to install a fridge from Inland RV?
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Thanks Andy. Will I be able to order all necessary plumbing parts to install a fridge from Inland RV?
If that's what you wish to do, yes.

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Another dumb question - does the refrigerator scoop attach to the back of the fridge, or just insert into the back of the fridge cabinet? Does one size scoop fit all?
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Another dumb question - does the refrigerator scoop attach to the back of the fridge, or just insert into the back of the fridge cabinet? Does one size scoop fit all?
The reefer scoop fits over the backside top of the cooling unit, so that heat, from the top outside coil can be captured and exhausted to the exterior, and carbon monoxide from the burner if using it on LPG.

There is one reefer scoop that is trimmed to fit the various reefer one or two door models.

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