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Old 05-20-2014, 07:28 AM   #1
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Ultimate Rialta Fridge Upgrade

I love my Rialta however hated the efficiency of my Fridge.

It took 8 hours to cool down on AC Power plugged in and would drain a battery before you knew it.

Didn’t want to bother with the propane feature or routine cleaning required of burner.

Researching I found out there was not a new fridge available to fit the area.

I have a high quality portable fridge for my work van that I’ve used for years.

It uses a Danfoss BD35 compressor for cooling. It’s quite efficient.

Never has caused a problem plugged into my start battery even on 95 degree days.

I found a cooling unit easy to modify my existing Rialta fridge using the same technology.

Adler/Barbour CS-NC-15 Super Compact cooling kit . Normal Refrigeration Capacity: 8.8 cubic feet

Easy to install. Just cut a 8 X 12 rectangle in back of old fridge and fasten with 6 screws. You’re done.

The cooling unit is inside of fridge ( about 2 inches deep ) and compressor is outside ( back of fridge).

I cut off all the pipes and old cooling apparatus. The new unit uses the old switches and fuse.

Within 30 miniutes it cools down to fridge temps. Within a hour it gets to freezing.

$700 for unit



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Old 08-04-2014, 12:51 PM   #2
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I'm new here. Just read your post and I was wondering, the part you are showing is $700?

My fridge is not working and probably needs to be replaced.

So you used the existing fridge? Did you take any pictures of what you did?

Is your propane still hooked up to it? Can you keep it cold using your batteries?




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Old 09-07-2014, 07:22 PM   #3
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this unit is similar to the one i have in mine

it`s 12Volt only draws 2amp /hre when operating ...much better then the original ....

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Old 11-27-2018, 09:37 AM   #4
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No my unit isn't hooked up to propane any more. I just capped off the Line.

Checking I found Adler/Barbour CS-NC-15 $765 at you probably will find it cheaper elsewhere.

The old units are charged with chlorine gas so don't breathe it in when cutting off piping.

check out the specs for size and then see where this will fit your unit. It's quite simple.
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