Bus Conversions dot Com Bulletin Board
September 02, 2014, 05:32:00 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: If you had an E-Mag Subscription: You will not have to go out in the rain, sleet, hail, or snow to retrieve it.
   Home   Help Forum Rules Search Calendar Login Register BCM Home Page Contact BCM  
Pages: 1 [2]  All   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Suggestions for bottom vent for Norcold refrigerator  (Read 4682 times)
busshawg
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 490





Ignore
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2008, 07:23:41 AM »

I just cut the hole and installed a cover the same as RTS/Daytona did , (above) works well and only costs about 50 bucks

Have Fun
Grant
Logged

Have Fun!!
Grant
gus
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3507





Ignore
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2008, 05:49:12 PM »

You could probably buy the stock Norcold door and have it chromed for a lot less money.
Logged

PD4107-152
PD4104-1274
Ash Flat, AR
Jriddle
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 663





Ignore
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2008, 06:30:51 PM »

I installed mine this weekend and can't say that I like it yet but hope it grows on me, as I need it. My wife thinks it looks alright? I have spent a lot of time and money on fiberglass siding and have not got used to the Idea of cutting holes in it Sad
Logged

If It Can't Be Grown Then It Has To Be Mined
John Riddle
Wells NV
1984 MC9
oldmansax
Tom & Phyllis
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 992


'82 Bluebird Wanderlodge PT40




Ignore
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2008, 06:40:35 PM »

I just don't like the standard Norcold vents. My bus is polished stainless on the bottom and a brown & gold paint scheme topside. It looks pretty classy in a classic bus sort of way. The plastic grill would look real cheesy to me but not so cheesy that I am willing to spend $400.

I am looking into other options...


TOM
Logged

'82 BlueBird WanderLodge PT40 being rebuilt
Delaware

DON'T STEAL! The government hates competition!
Lin
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4545

1965 MC-5a




Ignore
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2008, 09:01:21 PM »

What about seeing if you can get a quality HVAC return air grill to either fill the space or build into an access panel?
Logged

You don't have to believe everything you think.
oldmansax
Tom & Phyllis
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 992


'82 Bluebird Wanderlodge PT40




Ignore
« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2008, 04:57:37 AM »

Lin, That's what I am looking at now. I found some I like, made of aluminum, but painted white. Considering how to remove the white without damaging the grill.
TOM
Logged

'82 BlueBird WanderLodge PT40 being rebuilt
Delaware

DON'T STEAL! The government hates competition!
Dallas
Guest

« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2008, 05:07:11 AM »

Tom, design your own and see if you can get Chaz to build it for you, then have it powder coated clear after polishing to a high sheen!

Just a thought!

DF

Lin, That's what I am looking at now. I found some I like, made of aluminum, but painted white. Considering how to remove the white without damaging the grill.
TOM
Logged
Lin
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4545

1965 MC-5a




Ignore
« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2008, 11:33:08 AM »

They look like they are easily available in a plain aluminum finish.

http://www.atlantasupply.com/swscripts/NLNETUPD.OBJ?REQR_TYPE=O&REQR_ID=NEW+CUSTOMER&AUTH_ID=+&&LOC_NO=001&PROD_CAT_NM=Wall+Register&PC=WC&SC=X9&REQUEST_ID=CCATSEL_AS2
Logged

You don't have to believe everything you think.
Dreamscape
Dreamscape
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3296


1968 Silver Eagle Model 01 8V71 Allison 740 #7443


WWW
« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2008, 07:00:08 PM »



Unless it says Norcold it might void any warranty. I might be all wet, but in this day and age you can't be too sure! It might have something to do with proper air flow according to Norcold. I'm no engineer, just trying to throw caution to the wind.

I moved my Norcold fridge to the other side and back further in the bus, will have to buy a bottom and top vent. Can't see any reason to pull off the old right now, maybe down the road I'll put in a solid bottom door and patch the roof. Then I'll have to paint it to match the new paint job! Just what I wanted to do! Wink

Paul

Logged

Becky and Paul Lawry, On The Road
Travel Blog - http://dreamscapetravels.wordpress.com/
Bus Blog - http://dreamscapesilvereagle.wordpress.com/
______________________________________________________

Our coach was originally owned by the Dixie Echoes.
Lin
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4545

1965 MC-5a




Ignore
« Reply #24 on: November 21, 2008, 07:24:14 PM »

Dreamscape,

You may be right, but it would be a bit strange.  The warranty/owners manual would have to say that you must use a Norcold vent, part number XXX.   One could check the manuals installation instructions.  If it addresses air intake, it will probably define it in square inches instead of a part number.  It really does not need all that much.  It is not like you are going to have a wind being sucked through it as the return air grill is designed for.
Logged

You don't have to believe everything you think.
makemineatwostroke
Guest

« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2008, 07:31:26 PM »

Lin; you are right it is sq inches on the Dometic and Norcold the large doors are for access to unit for repairs very little air flow     have a great evening
« Last Edit: November 21, 2008, 07:33:59 PM by makemineatwostroke » Logged
Dreamscape
Dreamscape
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3296


1968 Silver Eagle Model 01 8V71 Allison 740 #7443


WWW
« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2008, 07:36:16 PM »

See, I knew someone with more marbles than me could explain it!  Wink
Logged

Becky and Paul Lawry, On The Road
Travel Blog - http://dreamscapetravels.wordpress.com/
Bus Blog - http://dreamscapesilvereagle.wordpress.com/
______________________________________________________

Our coach was originally owned by the Dixie Echoes.
oldmansax
Tom & Phyllis
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 992


'82 Bluebird Wanderlodge PT40




Ignore
« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2008, 04:41:35 AM »

I bought mine used so no warranty anyway. The installation manual gives the requirements for the vent & maintenance access but does not require Norcold specific.

Lin, that is a good site, thanks! I found something I can modify to work but their on line order is not working. I will call them Monday.

TOM
Logged

'82 BlueBird WanderLodge PT40 being rebuilt
Delaware

DON'T STEAL! The government hates competition!
gus
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3507





Ignore
« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2008, 05:29:17 PM »

Tom,

Make sure the one you looked at isn't steel. Mine was painted white and made of very thin, lightweight steel. I just painted it with Al paint, looks good with my Al sides.
Logged

PD4107-152
PD4104-1274
Ash Flat, AR
Pages: 1 [2]  All   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.18 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!