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Rene T

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Re: Norcold to residential fridge project
« Reply #60 on: May 05, 2017, 10:56:18 PM »
Looks real nice Bob. I hope you came up with a way to hold your doors shut while motoring down the road. If you don't, you'll liable to end up with your breakfast all ready prepared for the next morning. Scrambled eggs.
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One thing I just noticed while looking at you pictures again, (picture 14) I would recommend you put a radius on the two corners of the plywood where it sticks out. It looks awfully sharp and it will do a number on your leg if you walk into it.  Mama won't be happy either if she walks into it. You could do it easily even with the fridge installed using a belt sander.
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Re: Norcold to residential fridge project
« Reply #61 on: May 06, 2017, 06:56:15 AM »
Took the day off to finish this project.
Found maple edge banding at Menards. (Thanks for that tip)...
Looks very nice, good job Bob. Rene has a point (pun intended) about that sharp corner. If there's a chance to run into it, you can knock the corner down at a 45* angle and put the banding on. I like your maple interior, keeps the interior light and airy looking. My cherry interior has really darkened over the years.
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Re: Norcold to residential fridge project
« Reply #62 on: May 06, 2017, 08:24:07 AM »
Thank you!
Hmm.. I just don't see how we'll be running into the corners. I might be wrong. We'll give it some time and see how it goes.

For securing the doors while rolling, I'll use a simple Velcro tie strip for now. Other projects are on the list.
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Re: Norcold to residential fridge project
« Reply #63 on: May 11, 2017, 04:47:10 PM »
Looks good Bob. I am still finishing my install - Course having the motorhome in the shop for two months slowed me down some.
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Re: Norcold to residential fridge project
« Reply #64 on: May 11, 2017, 06:34:38 PM »
I feel your pain Mickey..
Even though I enjoy my work, it becomes a nuisance when I'd rather be tinkering with the motorhome....
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Re: Norcold to residential fridge project
« Reply #65 on: May 12, 2017, 02:44:48 AM »
Looks really nice Bob. Nice workmanship. I hope you enjoy yours as much as we do ours.

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Re: Norcold to residential fridge project
« Reply #66 on: May 12, 2017, 07:31:59 AM »
Thank you !
We'll be taking it out on our first fridge test run next week.
When we arrive at our destination, I'm hopeful the fridge will be in the same place as when we left.  ;D
The queen doesn't want to be running to the bedroom to get the dinner fixins.....  :o
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Re: Norcold to residential fridge project
« Reply #67 on: May 23, 2017, 08:01:31 PM »
Successful trip with new fridge.
Should have done this a long time ago.
Interestingly, this particular model does not need to have the doors secured while rolling.
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Re: Norcold to residential fridge project
« Reply #68 on: May 24, 2017, 12:15:45 AM »
Outstanding Bob! But I'm not sure I would trust the doors going around a 360 degree freeway ramp on a bumpy Ca road.
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Re: Norcold to residential fridge project
« Reply #69 on: May 24, 2017, 07:33:23 AM »
Outstanding Bob! But I'm not sure I would trust the doors going around a 360 degree freeway ramp on a bumpy Ca road.
... and add in a casserole dish that decides to push on the door in the turn ... been there ... big mess!
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Re: Norcold to residential fridge project
« Reply #70 on: May 24, 2017, 09:40:20 AM »
Interestingly, this particular model does not need to have the doors secured while rolling.
Yeah, my fridge doors stay closed too Bob. Now the bottom freezer door... that's another story. >:(

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