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Old 04-29-2010, 07:05 AM   #21
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Andy,
It's like you can read my thoughts from Cali! get outta my head, man!!!
On a serious note, I am listining to the words of caution. You gotta nice fridge out in the warehouse that will work? I would LOVE to run a fridge off of my solar panel/battery combo!
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Old 04-29-2010, 07:21 AM   #22
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Would all of this need to be replaced?
Not all parts need to be replaced, as of yet....
Got a polot cotrol valve, and a new thermocouple. The origional two port pilot needle attached directly to the new pilot vave.
These were OTC parts from the local HVAC house. As it turns out, the klixon melted because the pilot light was sett to high, and well, it was simply old. Will try connecting it all and testing it after I get a few spare parts to do fitment tests on.

***This is just a quick update, I am NO WHERE near answering all my/your questions on this effort. ***

Thanks for all the info, from both sides of the agument.

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Old 04-29-2010, 08:06 AM   #23
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The Dometic fridge in my 60 has a retrofited burner and control. It's really not very complicated. All it needs is heat up the tube and a control mounted strongly to the base of the fridge. Mine has worked for a few years now with no problems. It's a little overrated as turned up I can make the fridge into a freezer.
I know that a dealer can't do this kind of thing, and I won't do it for you but it's mine and I know it's good.
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Old 04-30-2010, 09:39 AM   #24
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It still amazes me how you can heat something up and it makes something cold. Tries all of the tricks on my 72 Dometic and couldn't unclog the system so I upgraded. How many people have a 38 year old fridge still in their houses?
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Old 05-06-2010, 05:23 PM   #25
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Actually, I have a 60's fridgidare at the house....works perfect....and it's pink....
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Old 05-07-2010, 08:25 AM   #26
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Well they don't make them like that anymore
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Old 05-10-2010, 06:45 AM   #27
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Funny update:

Pulled out old Heater with the assistance of the Soldier Medic, and guess what I discovered?

All the parts and connections are interchangeable, Hopefully allowing me to keep the old ceramic burner....

I'll start takin pictures....
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:18 AM   #28
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Soldermedic helped me install my new furnace in my 72 on a very cold Texas afternoon at the Vinage Rally in lake Conroe. Great guy to have in your neighborhood.
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