Doing the wiring
21 November 2020 | Stuart Fl
We needed to make a run for wire, terminal block and fittings to complete the install of the condenser. We first stopped at harbor freight which was not fruitful. Back at the boat we cleaned out the lazarette and I climbed down in to clean up a bit before we did the install. At some point in time a previous owner had cut a largish square out of the back ot the galley cabinet. Rather than route the tubing over the bulkhead our plan is to run it throught this opening. Half the distance and half the pain, we hope. Scott did the crimping and prepping of the wire whilst I did the install of the terminal block and hooked the wires up to the condenser. Now on to the fun part, running the tubing. We needed some goop for lack of a better word to put around the pipes as they exit the fridge. A modeling clay like substance that would seal the edges of the hole and also give with the movement of the boat. We also needed pipe insulation. Off to Home Depot where we did find the goop, 5 lbs of it LOL we need about 10 oz. We’ll tackle the evaporator install and pipes tomorrow.
The picture shows how fun it was to wire.