yeah, I love retrofitting stuff. not. We've continued to have trouble with the fridge cooling system, as it seems to heat up too much in the back, without enough good air flow. One problem is that the intake sucks in the really hot outside air, so I thought why not try and cool that air by running it through the ground?
So I dug a trench through the west patio...
Which really wasn't that hard, as most of that is fill that I put there only 6 years ago anyway:
But the hard part - and the non-fill part, was up under the little deck, along with the water lines and the electric lines:
and then I popped open the intake hole, removing the screen that I had plastered in there:
Of course now that new water line was right in the way, so I had to go around it with my pipes:
But after plastering it back into position, it seems like it looks ok: