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I have the rear galley model of the 43. The locker immediately behind the refrigerator ( access gained from the top, counter) weeps condensation on the wall. The wood is showing signs of degradation /damage from staying damp. I leave the refrigeration on all the time. Anyone experienced this?

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Yep, still here!

We were able to remove the fridge. I don't remember exactly, but it was held in place by a few screws. It pulled out forward with tubing still attached, there was sufficient length / slack. The tubing was then insulated with a foam jacket.While the fridge was removed we built a damn don low under the freezer and over a two day period added about twent cans of expandable foam around the freezer box. Thjis required removing the stove / oven and drilling some holes behind the stove near the outboard wall to install foam on that side. Then a black plastic plate was installed to cover the holes. The freezer now holds around 0 to 10 dergrees F

sam

Sam, thanks for the info. Between Jame's comment on the white covers and your details I'm thinking of trying to pull it out enough to insulate the tubing and around the ice box. As full timers we find the freezer compressor never shuts off. The box just can't hold the cold at the temps we need it to and definitely needs to be better insulated. 

Mike

Mike

How about snapping a few photo's to share with us once you start, if you have time? Like you, the freezer is the bane of our existence at anchor. It is the #1 power consumer and anything that might improve its efficiency would be welcome.

James, I'll do my best to remember to do that.

Mike

John, that sucks. What sucks even more is I can't help you get the thing out. I tried it way back when the discussion first started as I too get some moisture in the cabinet. Unfortunately I couldn't get the door off without buggering things up and gave up on it.

It appears as though you'll have to remove the wood facade on the door. I'd expect there may be some hardware keeping the fridge secure but haven't actually identified anything to point to. And while you're in the area see if you have room to spray foam around the freezer box as it's poorly insulated.

Good luck, take pictures and share you're results.

Mike

here are a couple of pics from my insulation job on the freezer. Note the mold on the wood behind the ferigerator due to condensation. Also note the three holes cut in the forward panel behind the stove/oven. The oven had to be removed of course to do the job.

Sam

Hull #9 2008 B43

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Thanks for the pics. I'll do the same once I get around to tackling the problem.

Mike

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