This week our new fridge was brought to life. We enlisted the help of John from Bluewater Marine Refrigeration to commission the system. John didn't have much to do, but what he did was very important. He connected the evaporator plate to the condenser unit and checked operation of the system. He also provided helpful advice.
On Sunday we manouevred the evaporator plate (with its 2m tubing!) into place. That was scary but we managed it without damaging the paintwork or the tubes.
|Evaporator plate installed|
|Evaporator plate mounting screws attach (through paint and thick epoxy)|
to plywood panels in the walls
|Condenser running (note the frosted tube)|
|Condenser and shelf|
For the rest of the week we have been working to trim the three locker lids to size. They could only be trimmed when painting of the lockers was complete. Two of the lids are simple plywood and aquapanel sandwiches, while the fridge lid also has 50mm of XPS insulation. The larger lid and the fridge lid will both have thin foam attached to form a good seal.
|Locker lids (painting of edges still to be done)|