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Old 04-19-2014, 03:37 PM   #1
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Installing an exterior stove exhaust vent

I have a 2013 Solaire 201SS with an exterior stove fan exhaust vent exiting via the sidewall of the trailer. On my last outing I forgot to secure the exhaust vent "Flapper" and it subsequently broke off. I a purchased a replacement unit consisting of the flapper and vent cover. I plan on using a two inch plastic putty knife to remove the old caulking in order to remove the vent unit. When I install the new vent can I use a silicone seal to seal around the unit or is there a better product? I there anything I should watch out for regarding the removal of the old unit and installation of the new unit?
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Old 04-19-2014, 03:46 PM   #2
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Can't you just replace the flapper without having to remove the original unit.
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I have a 2013 Solaire 201SS with an exterior stove fan exhaust vent exiting via the sidewall of the trailer. On my last outing I forgot to secure the exhaust vent "Flapper" and it subsequently broke off. I a purchased a replacement unit consisting of the flapper and vent cover. I plan on using a two inch plastic putty knife to remove the old caulking in order to remove the vent unit. When I install the new vent can I use a silicone seal to seal around the unit or is there a better product? I there anything I should watch out for regarding the removal of the old unit and installation of the new unit?
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Old 04-19-2014, 04:02 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply. I attempted to do just that, however in order to install the new flapper the vent unit has to move away from the sidewall to allow for clearance to install the flapper. In doing so I cracked the vent cover so I will just replace the the entire unit.
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