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Another SOG toilet DIY job

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The three way fridge upgrade is a good idea. Putting a fan in the fridge good idea might try that.

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The three way fridge upgrade is a good idea. Putting a fan in the fridge good idea might try that.

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Sorry to be a dunce, but what's the fridge upgrade for?
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Absorption fridges do not work very well when the ambient temperature is too hot.

Hence the fitting of a thermostatically operated fan.

Incidentally - I don't fancy that DIY SOG idea.

Cutting a hole in the end of the dump spout cap sounds like a recipe for disaster.

Even with the fancy mesh and the lip at the top I reckon a good emergency stop would have loads of you-know-what sloshing out.

I once forgot to fully tighten the cap by less than a quarter turn.

It is not a mistake I will ever make again!
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Assuming that the cassette compartment is actually airtight, which I very much doubt, there would still be one hell of a stink when the cassette was taken out I think, Alan.
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I looked at the webpage and the thermostat was for 70C.

I would love to see the logic behind that number?
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What is wrong with a SOG. It is sealed totally until you use it. He had replaced this with an unsealed system on the premise that a computer fan is no good with a small hose. Hmm
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Given the cost of a SOG® fan I can see the attraction of using an el cheapo computer fan - but not in the way that Aussie bloke suggests.

Back to the fridge.

I use a variable thermostat - it allows me to adjust the fan cut-on / cut-off temperature to suit my fridge.

The sensor is placed in the airflow at the top, rather than on the piping.

Those temperature controlled switches that he uses are not very accurate, cannot be adjusted and have a very wide hysteresis.

Whatever you do, do NOT place the fan at the gas chimney end of the fridge.
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We have a continuously running vent fan for the whole cooker/fridge/oven compartment, plus there are the standard two louvered panels.

The fan is only a small 40mm unit running off a reduced voltage, but it does make a difference. Air inlets X 6 are in the floor of the compartment.

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ive got 2 extra fans fitted to the vents of my fridge, had them dealer fitted before picking up the van, they are thermastaicly controlled. never had a problem with warm fridge, believe me u need it out here !!
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