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Old 09-10-2014, 02:33 PM   #1
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? about blocking off 5th wheel garage heat vent

With fall and cooler weather here I was thinking of capping off the heat vent in our basement storage area. We store nothing in there that would be affected by the lack of heat. My hope is that it would put more heat flow into the living area. Anybody see a problem with this? TIA for your opinion and advise.
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Old 09-10-2014, 02:37 PM   #2
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we block off the A/C vents in the master and bath, because the back room bunks gets so hot in the summer
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Old 09-10-2014, 03:19 PM   #3
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Mine is blocked off.
Or was until they re did my furnace ducting at the rally.

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Mine is blocked off.
Or was until they re did my furnace ducting at the rally.

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Why did FR redo your furnace ducting?
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Why did FR redo your furnace ducting?
No air flow to bathroom or bedroom.

My furnace on right side of sabre behind stove

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With fall and cooler weather here I was thinking of capping off the heat vent in our basement storage area. We store nothing in there that would be affected by the lack of heat. My hope is that it would put more heat flow into the living area. Anybody see a problem with this? TIA for your opinion and advise.
On our Wildcat, the water pump is in the basement storage area...so a heated basement, while not often needed, is certainly nice to have. With our old travel trailer we did have it drop into the 20's unexpectedly a time or two in the past...but the water pump was inside under the sink. The night it dropped to around 20 degrees (despite a forecast low of 31), we saw at least 10-15 units the next morning that had freeze problems...mostly with their city water connection and the water line immediately beyond that.

I bought a dual wireless fridge thermometer (with adjustable alarm settings) to monitor the temp in the basement (and in the fridge) just for my own peace of mind. If the temp goes too high or too low the alarm goes off.
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