My attempt to make it to my 10 acres in Terlingua Ranch and make a go of living on it. From the start it hasn't gone good at all, but I'm hopeful things will turn around!
Saturday, May 21, 2011
The Trouble With...
Propane Fridges is you never know when they are going to run out of propane!
Went out to start loading up the fridge with cold ice melt water to try and cool down the fridge during the day because it has been getting up to about 60 degrees in there by late afternoon. My thinking is to fill the fridge as full as I can except for space for some small amount of perishables. Hopefully it will help it stay much cooler??? The freezer works ok, but has very limited room. Anyway when I opened the fridge I noticed it was still about 60 degrees this morning and its usually down in the low 40s early in the mornings. The propane had run out again some time last night. I decided to go ahead and clean the flue and burner before replacing the propane bottle so had to remove the top and back from the hut to do that. It was pretty dirty in there and I think I got it pretty clean That in its self should help some and maybe keeping the fridge loaded will help the rest of the way.
Hard to see from this picture, but there are a bunch of 16 Oz Sprite bottles in there and so far 1 two liter bottle. Those are all filled with cold ice melt and there is a large freezer baggy on the top shelf full of that to and that will be my small cranny for keeping perishable if this works out. I'll try to squeeze one more 2 liter in there shortly and may fill in the gaps with pieces of blueboard foam. I was going to cut two more pieces of blueboard and add them to the outside of the door, but the antique Buck Knife I've always used to cut it with seems to have vanished. I hate it when stuff like that happens! Reason for using Sprite bottles is they were in here empty and since I can't burn them I needed to do something to get them out of here. That will work for that.