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Whats This? convert existing Dometic/Norcold to a residential style??
Just ran across this for converting an absorption  Domestic or Norcold to a residential compressor driven fridge?
Products | JC Refrigeration

Very interesting...

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  • DavidS
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I just read that also. Frozen ice cream? Hmmm

  • Siren
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DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  We just got off the phone with them!!!  They are in the final stages of manufacturing the compressor cooling unit for a Dometic RM 7832; all the testing has been completed and it works beautifully, they said. 

We are...

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  • bbeane
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I'll be watching this with interest, it sounds good. I wonder if they will do a Dometic Dnr1282

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Very interesting indeed.  We had our cooling unit replaced last Labor Day with the traditional Amish Cooling Unit.  Working great so far and hope to have many years of full timing with this unit.  If it ever fails, this new unit would be...

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I'll be watching this with interest, it sounds good. I wonder if they will do a Dometic Dnr1282
I would give them a call...I see a ndr-1292 listed

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Very interesting indeed.  We had our cooling unit replaced last Labor Day with the traditional Amish Cooling Unit.  Working great so far and hope to have many years of full timing with this...


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Siren was your freezer compressor dead?  Or is this for the refer side?

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Siren, very interesting.
We will also be at JC Refrigeration May16 having our cooling unit replaced.

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Sounds very interesting and could be a nice option depending on price to convert.
But I wonder what their statement "It pulls less than 1 Amp" actually means in real world usage.
Siren, would you mind telling us what the cost and process involved...

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Sounds very interesting and could be a nice option depending on price to convert.
But I wonder what their statement "It pulls less than 1 Amp" actually means in real world usage.
Siren, would you...


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This appears to be a 120v only conversion.  1 amp at 120v is 120 watts.  Our Samsung 19 cu ft refrigerator has averaged 74.6 watts per hour.  Peak loads are 135 watts or 1.125 amps.  The conversion is a much smaller cooling unit.

At 12 volts...

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There are also marine style conversions that some have used.  These are typically high efficiency, and 12 volt is available.  The dometic box looks to be well insulated compared to most domestic refrigerators, so a pretty good candidate for retrofit.

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So what are we looking at in rough dollars to convert?

Thanks,
Len

  • DavidS
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I read $900 plus install.. $300..

That's what I read on another forum

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This seems like the right thread to share our great service from JC Refrigeration. 

I traveled to Shipshewanna in October to have a new Amish cooling unit installed. I enjoying the area and JR and his team did a great job. I returned home and put...

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I believe that's about $400 more than the standard cooling unit. I think we paid $600 plus $200 for installation. This included one exhaust fan and an ARP install... I provided the ARP.

This new unit seems like a good value. No cabinet work...

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If one is interested in the popular 10 cu ft Whirlpool-style fridge from Lowe's, price is around $400.
Fits in a 2' x 5' space without cabinet changes.
Serving us well for last 6 years, even with a couple of weeks of Quartzsite Lemon Gathering...

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Had Keith Davis At MOT change mine to full size Samsung .  Best money ever spent.
Do not waste money on dometic.

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I also have the one from Home Depot. If you need a small unit this one is great.

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This is what a "game changer" looks like me thinks.
If this had been available last year I might not have went to the Samsung replacing our Dometic 1492

And copied from another source... a response from the mfg ..about a "fitment & electrical...

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I've seen many of these in boats, an standard liquid cool plate with in this case 120v compressor instead of 12 or 24 volts. I would like to know what refrigerant they are using and the design parameters, curious about energy requirements during...

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I've seen many of these in boats, an standard liquid cool plate with in this case 120v compressor instead of 12 or 24 volts. I would like to know what refrigerant they are using and the...


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I don't see this conversion as a comparable replacement for a modern residential refrigerator.  Yes, it uses a conventional compressor/freon system that will probably cool better, not be as sensitive to being perfectly level, be safer than the...

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I'm with bdale.
10 amps is a LOT of juice unless you are ALWAYS plugged-in somewhere.
The lack of a propane fridge could be a drawback when one tries to sell their coach.
It would be a deal breaker for me.