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Old 09-15-2008, 04:52 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Nwjeep View Post
The flame is shielded as stated above by a metal enclosure the problem especially in high side wind conditions is that enough wind coming through the access door can and does very often blow the flame out. Putting a furnace filter behind the door does not place it in close proximity to the flame. We have used this trick for over 30 years without any dangers on several different rigs.
Nwjeep, I respect you and your 30 years of camping, I have been camping for 9 years and never experienced this type of problem, But for some reason I just would have a fear of placing cardboard and fiberglass materials in this area. If I did have this problem with the flame blowing out, I think I could come up with an alternative solution, maybe a piece of aluminum the same size as a filter to fit the area with holes in it, NWJeeper what do you think? please I am serious, I would like your input. Is there anyone else with an alternative solution?

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Old 09-16-2008, 11:58 PM   #12
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As I have used the funace filter trick in the past and my dad before me and since it was first relayed to us by an RV repair technician I really don't think you have anything to worry about. Placing something like a piece of metal in the way even with holes would greatly reduce the air flow and cause the fridge to not cool as it should. If you really don't belive you can put a filter in there and not have your trailer go up in flames then by all means don't do it. I'm affraid I don't have any other tricks up my sleve than this.

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Old 09-17-2008, 04:42 AM   #13
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NWJeeper, I appreciate your reply. I am very safety congest, I work around 13,000 volt electric service, our chillers and air handler operate off of 480 volts and we produce our own high pressure steam (100 psi) for our boilers and not to mention R-123 and R-134a refrigerants for the chillers which the air quality is constantly monitored and has alarms in case of a leak. The other thing is, I am a strong believer in Murphy's Law " What Can Happen, Will Happen". So thanks again.

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