Baffled installed, now what

Discussion in 'Refrigerators and Coolers' started by Drvred, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. Drvred

    Drvred Member

    61
    4
    May 3, 2017
    My old Coleman Mesa is missing the factory baffle.
    I cut a new luan baffle that seals everything between the top and bottom, except for the area behind the vertical cardboard piece.
    Should I cover this with aluminum tape to reflect heat, or is it ok to leave it bare.
    That vertical piece stops about 1 inch below the fins of the condenser?. Should I extend that to cover the fins or leave it as is?

    Also, as I was installing the baffle, I noticed that the flue was loose where it comes out of the insulation, is this normal?
    Sorry for the lack of pictures, but it was late in the day when I was doing this, and I didn't think of it.
    Thanks
     
  2. Drvred

    Drvred Member

    61
    4
    May 3, 2017
    The good news is, with the temperature around 80 this weekend, even without fans, the fridge stayed cold enough to keep beer at a very nice cold temp.
    I was a little concerned while precoolling on AC, but once it was on propane, it got cold quick.
     
  3. BelchFire

    BelchFire I speak fluent vise-grip

    1,520
    194
    Mar 29, 2012
    SE Georgia
    Sounds like you have the biggest problem solved. ;)

    I've never tried to determine a difference between AC and propane. I may have to devise a test to see which is more efficient. I normally use AC because it's free, but several folks on the portal say that they use propane by preference. Hmmmmmmm; now you have me thinking.
     

Share This Page