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Old 09-03-2014, 06:15 PM   #21
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ps...If you cut a flap in the cardboard, I'd recommend heater duct work tape to reseal... it is very stick and secure.
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:22 PM   #22
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ps...If you cut a flap in the cardboard, I'd recommend heater duct work tape to reseal... it is very stick and secure.
Yes definitely and as added insurance a thin alum strip and pop rivets.
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:55 PM   #23
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Thanks for the ideas on where & what to look for. This weekend I'll be able to check into it closer, I'll post what I find and take pictures if possible.
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Old 09-07-2014, 03:27 PM   #24
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Found the problem! A mouse ate a whole in the flex duct. Actually, ate many whole in it and filled it with paper toweling, it was stuffed tight, glad I figured it out before it started a fire





Yuk! So I pulled it out and replaced it with some much thicker aluminum ducting, at least as far back as I could go.



Ha! Try to eat through that! Air flows GREAT now
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Old 11-12-2014, 11:36 AM   #25
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Update. After realizing what a terrible design and installation was done for my camper heat, I decided to redo the ducting. In my Vcross Vibe 5th wheel, the furnace is underneath the frig and the hot water heater is right next to it, under the range. Fortunately there was room around the top of the water heater to route semi-rigid vent ducting (using 90 degree elbows). I then went straight down through the floor and out to the middle of the rv floor 2 feet and installed a new register. PERFECT! It really blows heat into the room wonderfully! Case closed !
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Old 11-20-2014, 01:58 PM   #26
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This is a very common issue with many FR products. Just the usual hurry up and get it out the door and let the Warranty department take care of it. If FR really had a "Quality" quality control department, they would save huge amounts of $$ and have much happier, repeat customers. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 11-20-2014, 02:09 PM   #27
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This is a very common issue with many FR products. Just the usual hurry up and get it out the door and let the Warranty department take care of it. If FR really had a "Quality" quality control department, they would save huge amounts of $$ and have much happier, repeat customers. Just my 2 cents.
Don't think mouse control is part of the quality problem from FR.
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Old 11-20-2014, 06:25 PM   #28
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Of course not. I was referring to the FR quality control.


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Old 11-20-2014, 06:46 PM   #29
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Our 8528 RKWS had no heat in the bathroom and the elbows, etc in the bedroom stuck down in the basement. I used metal flashing and closed off between the 2 rafters and moved the elbows, etc over to the side for the bedroom. Closed off between 2 more rafters and moved the heat duct from the basement to that closed off section and cut a hole in the bathroom floor for a register. Also cut a round hole in the flashing with a moveable cover to allow some heat back into the basement. Made a big difference.
And a heated floor for the dog to sleep on too!
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