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    Anyone know any cheap and reliable places online to buy a full size gas fridge ?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanity View Post
    Anyone know any cheap and reliable places online to buy a full size gas fridge ?
    G'Day,
    I had a kero Silent Knight that I converted to gas circa 1960.
    I still have a couple of the kero ones out on the property.
    How times have changed.
    There are plenty advertised, tops seem to be 2 Grand for a 21 Litre.
    You do need to clarify what you mean?
    Fridge/Freezer, Fridge, Freezer or the capacity that you would be happy with.



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    Have you thought about a 12V fridge since you have a solar setup? I use a 40L Engle and it's good on power. There are larger models or there are the Waeco models that also have a small upright fride.

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    yes the old kero ones are good
    easy to convert and some new seals will last a long time
    freezer section is not usally very big depends on what your after

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    This is a bargain,I could grab and send if you wanted

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    I am looking at something around this size and want to buy new ( the first one ):



    B4L , about another 200 litres , Leroy, no I would prefer to go gas as I probably wont be doing a major solar upgrade for a while. Snookums, thanks for the offer but would rather buy new but probably not for another 2-3 months at this stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanity View Post
    I am looking at something around this size and want to buy new ( the first one ):



    B4L , about another 200 litres , Leroy, no I would prefer to go gas as I probably wont be doing a major solar upgrade for a while. Snookums, thanks for the offer but would rather buy new but probably not for another 2-3 months at this stage.
    What kind of $$$ ? It says in the specs it uses 1.3mj of gas but what does that mean? I know a camping 3 way fridge lasts 2 weeks on a 9kg bottle. How long would it last on one of these? Could get expensive to run.

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    About 5 months from a 45 kg from what I have read. I have seen prices up to around $2500 in a google search.
    But rather than just buy randomly, I was wondering if anyone knew of or had used a particular company to buy from.

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    Out of curiosity, how do you fill it with kero?
    There is a fine line between "Hobby" and "Madness"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanity View Post
    I am looking at something around this size and want to buy new ( the first one ):



    B4L , about another 200 litres ,
    Sorry, missed the bus last night. That should have been cubic feet.
    Cubic Feet - One cubic foot equals 28.3168466 liters.

    Correction, 21 cf = ~595 Litres.


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    Gas fridges that size new don't sell cheap. Even second hand on evilbay they usually go for over $1000.

    My bro-in-law got one that size second or 10th hand cheap at the recycle centre. It needed about $150 of maintenance to make it work like new so he got a bargain, but then he works there.

    They do go through a fair bit of gas, not the cheapest option if connected to grid power, but off grid they are probably the best option.

    Big 12 volt fridge/freezers are available, but unlike their smaller camping counterparts they chew a lot of power. You would need 1 - 2kw+ of solar panels to run the fridge alone to keep it running under cloud.

    The other 12V option would be to get two Engel camping fridges. Use one as a dedicated fridge and the other as a dedicated freezer. Engels draw less power, but the rotten things are incredibly expensive to buy in the first place. So we're back to gas, which I think is probably the best long term off grid option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Learjet View Post
    Gas fridges that size new don't sell cheap. Even second hand on evilbay they usually go for over $1000.

    My bro-in-law got one that size second or 10th hand cheap at the recycle centre. It needed about $150 of maintenance to make it work like new so he got a bargain, but then he works there.

    They do go through a fair bit of gas, not the cheapest option if connected to grid power, but off grid they are probably the best option.

    Big 12 volt fridge/freezers are available, but unlike their smaller camping counterparts they chew a lot of power. You would need 1 - 2kw+ of solar panels to run the fridge alone to keep it running under cloud.

    The other 12V option would be to get two Engel camping fridges. Use one as a dedicated fridge and the other as a dedicated freezer. Engels draw less power, but the rotten things are incredibly expensive to buy in the first place. So we're back to gas, which I think is probably the best long term off grid option.
    Yep , thats my thoughts exactly and I arrived at the same conclusion. I dont have a problem with paying $2500ish for a large gas fridge.....I thinks that about what I paid for the electric fridge I have

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