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Old 01-27-2012, 10:16 AM   #31
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Is there any concern with running an electric wire in a drain tube that also carries water?

That would worry me.

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Old 01-27-2012, 11:16 AM   #32
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I did the muffin fan mod last summer and had to remove my drain hose completely then ran the wire down and the hose back out. What a PITA it was to get the hose back through that tight hole that angels down by the way. It took about 30 minutes and over a dozen tries but I finally got it back through. I had to remove the critter cap before pulling it through then reinstalled it after back in.

The unit works as advertized and I just move it around throughout the week to keep the frost down. I have the little blue battery fan that I had prior to this mod and put that in the bottom to add to the circulation. Keeps everything nice and evenly cold.


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Old 01-27-2012, 05:03 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by eatmorebacon View Post
Is there any concern with running an electric wire in a drain tube that also carries water?

That would worry me.

I did not want to put the wire down the drain tube, but I did install an inline fuse. If the fan keeps eliminates the frost build up, there should not be an water going into the drain tube. I am also thinking about drilling a new hole in the refrigerator to run the wire through, but for now I am leaving the wire in the drain tube.
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:02 PM   #34
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I am not worried about it. It is not that much water and not that often. The insulation should keep it just fine. It is so little current and I have a very small fuse that if it should ever fail, I feel like it will not cause any issues.

Good info AZJerry....thanks for validating. So wonder what the best way to add on a fridge with no drain tube? I would be hesitant to drill or make a hole that I would hit something vital....

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