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Old 08-16-2015, 06:43 PM   #1
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Not just leave the fridge door open ( letting all the cold out then complaining that the fridge isn't cold enough ) without getting divorced? Will also take responses from women who have problem husbands.
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Not just leave the fridge door open ( letting all the cold out then complaining that the fridge isn't cold enough ) without getting divorced? Will also take responses from women who have problem husbands.
Did she agree she needed "training"? That word is enough to get you into trouble

Maybe just rig the door so its closes automatically - spring loaded or gas strut -cheaper than a divorce.
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It isn't possible. Women have a gene that forces them to open the reefer wide, reorganize it at least twice a day, and then stare at it some more.
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I thought only men opened refrigerator doors and stared in hoping a beer would magically appear.
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My wife says get a top loading refrigerator like we have. Sailboats also typically have a top loading refrigerator.
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My wife says get a top loading refrigerator like we have.
That would make things worse. The whole "all the cold air falls out" thing is a red herring. The thermal mass of air is so low that it makes almost no difference. It is radiant heating of the contents (and the fridge itself) that matters, and with a top-loader, you often have to remove cold stuff which exposes more of it's surface area to radiant heating.
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I agree with top loading (chest) type frig, as they are significantly more efficient, especially when open.

The initial "cold falling out" isn't really the big heat gain as it is a tiny amount of air, it is the convective cooling of air that immediately starts happening immediately because of the vertical opening height. You will feel a cool breeze coming out of the bottom of the frig with door open for a long, long time and getting all that continuous cold air is putting heat back into the interior of the frig. In and out quickly really knocks down the amount of temp gain in the frig for door units.
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One day after tired of all the "you not doing it right" I did this. As we were pulling out of the driveway, I asked her which way should I turn. She said you know how to get there. I replied that either way I turned, it would be wrong.
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The initial "cold falling out" isn't really the big heat gain as it is a tiny amount of air, it is the convective cooling of air that immediately starts happening immediately because of the vertical opening height. You will feel a cool breeze coming out of the bottom of the frig with door open for a long, long time and getting all that continuous cold air is putting heat back into the interior of the frig.
Nah. It is true that there will be a breeze, and also that it is cold. It is just that there isn't very much HEAT in that breeze, due to air's aforementioned low thermal mass. Temperature and heat are two different concepts. Of COURSE there are convective losses, but they are small compared to conductive and radiant ones.

It may be true that top-loading refrigerators are more efficient (e.g., they may be better insulated). But if they are, then air loss can't possibly have much to do with it.
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