1979 - Volume #3, Issue #5, Page #27[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Refrigerator-Freezer Cools Food With Fire
Model RAK 100 refrigeratorfreezer, with 3.7 gal. kerosene storage capacity, is 24 in, square and 64 in. high. It features 2.5 sq. ft. of freezer space and a fresh food compartment. Robinson says a full 3.7 gal. of fuel will operate the refrigerator for about three weeks under normal conditions. The LP-fired unit runs off any LP source.
The fuel-fired cooling units are operated on the principle of absorption, which means the flame is used to heat a mixture of hydrogen and ammonia. The ammonia evaporates and runs through coils, absorbing heat from inside the refrigerator.
Dometic also has a line of kerosene and LP-gas chest-type freezers. Like the refrigerators, they compare favorably to conventional electric units, with all standard features and temperature controls.
Refrigerator-freezers retail at about $700, and chest-type freezers at $800.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Dometic Sales Corp., 2320 Industrial Parkway, P.O. Box 490, Elkhart, hid. 46515 (ph. 219 294-2511).
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