Post by thehorsepeople4 on Mar 4, 2012 21:20:55 GMT -5
I am restoring a 50's Deville and have insulated the outside of the icebox using aluminized foil insulation. I put four layers on each side...bottom and top. I used spray adhesive and it went pretty quick. I finished the edges with aluminum ducting tape to keep the cold in and warm out. Here it is in progress:
Has anyone insulated the door of the icebox by taking it apart? I'm thinking there must be a way to get it apart and put some of the better insulation inside. I've seen some solutions where insulation was taped to the inside of the door but I would like to avoid that. Thanks in advance. Jim
The VTS people told me how to remove the panel on their Norcold icebox if I want to change it. Would that get us inside the door to add insulation?
I am studying how to add insulation to mine. There's so much wasted air space inside the cabinet space for it that I'm dreaming of installing it and squirting the foam stuff in to fill the whole cabinet around it, but I'd never be able to get rid of it if I decided to put in a fridge instead. I'd like to use the soft fiberglass insulation rather than the foam board, but there's no way to access the space to stuff it in there once the icebox is in place. Where did you find the aluminized foil insulation for yours, Jim? I haven't found it in Home Depot or Lowe's. I want it to cover my wheel wells, too. Right now I have a huge sheet of regular foam insulation board with foil on one side, thinking I'll cut pieces to fit and stick it on the sides with Liquid Nails, and hope that's good enough.
I was thinking maybe you could remove the front of the door, pile the insulation as deep as you wanted, and just set the whole box a bit farther back to bring the thicker door back flush with the cabinet. Basically keeping the original fit of the door to the box and building out.