1930's Servel Electrolux Gas Fridge Build. Lots of Pics - Page 2
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Wow! Glad to hear your OK, and that you sort of dodge a bullet!
I was wondering about that! I ran it up fairly high to test for hot/cold spots the other day and you could smell stuff getting hot. Especially directly under the element on the bottom.
How tough is it to take off the shell and get in there?
It's pretty obvious that I cannot answer that . LOL
On my new 1947 Servel that I will be building the top and sides are easily removed and I have already done so.
There are metal straps that wrap around the fridge box that holds the insulation panels in place.
use roxul, fiberglass and food doesn't sound too tasty....Roxul does not either, but at least its not as irritating and roxul is an organic material.
As long as your in there...do it right...this smoker is going to last a lifetime...spend a little more now so you are comfortable using it!
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I am working on one of these as well. The complete ammonia unit can be removed as a unit, 8 bolts on the rear and the freezer unit will slide out the rear with the unit. Mine had cardboard insulation, 3 inches thick, but it comes out very easy. I am a little concerned with the wooden frame that separated the inside box from the outside and is what the door mounts to, not sure how to keep the hot element from overheating it and starting a fire. Once the insulation is removed, look over the outside box well, mime had what looks like roofing tar sealing the back and bottom to the sides. I used a propane torch and scraper to CAREFULLY heat and remove as much as I could. I plan on using 3 inch rock-wool for insulation, and building a box to drop the electric heating element below the floor about 8 to 10 inches to increase the size of the smoking cabinet. I have the pid and heater, just need to find time to get every thing put to gather. I will use Todd's wonderful invention to provide the smoke and flavor, with the mailbox mod. to house it.
Rednek, Great looking build, hope mine comes out looking that good.
Edited by duckybud - 5/1/14 at 3:46am
Let us know how to get into the door! I don't know either, but for now I'm going to leave it.
I figure its probably the coolest part of the cabinet, sealed pretty well so it would have a tough time burning, Cross your fingers! But I think I can get by without getting into it.
I apparently lucked out! Mine did not have any tar, etc. My insulation bats were wrapped in tar paper and metal strapped around the cabinet. Very clean and easy to remove the insulation without completely removing the shell.