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Old 10-03-2015, 12:39 PM   #31
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you can put a lot of money into the store bought screens and still find areas where you have to make your own,.....so on all our TT we've gone the "make your own" route from the start,....inexpensive and simple, bought a small piece of the "wire" screen wire, not the fiberglass screen,....on the refrigerator vents I cut the pieces just slightly over size and pushed them into place, the cut edges of wire acts like little barbs and hold forever,...on the hot water tank vents I ran a bead of caulking around the area and then embedded the screen into the wet caulk, when dry you have a permanent fix, ...the caulking method works with any area under the TT where you might want to close off, the wire can be held in place with duct tape until the caulk is dry...........
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Old 10-03-2015, 02:19 PM   #32
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Ok I am convinced to get covers for it all


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Old 10-03-2015, 03:32 PM   #33
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Have one on furnace but removed the hot water tank cover. The Atwood heater flamed up and burnt the circuit board, wire harness, and spark device. I believe a restriction of air flow caused the problem. After repair the unit works great with no screen installed. Cost me alot of $ to learn that lesson.
What kind of screen did you have on it and did you keep it clean? The screens I have seen and use could not have caused that much blockage of air flow unless the screen became blocked.

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Old 10-03-2015, 04:35 PM   #34
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you can put a lot of money into the store bought screens and still find areas where you have to make your own,.....so on all our TT we've gone the "make your own" route from the start,....inexpensive and simple, bought a small piece of the "wire" screen wire, not the fiberglass screen,....on the refrigerator vents I cut the pieces just slightly over size and pushed them into place, the cut edges of wire acts like little barbs and hold forever,...on the hot water tank vents I ran a bead of caulking around the area and then embedded the screen into the wet caulk, when dry you have a permanent fix, ...the caulking method works with any area under the TT where you might want to close off, the wire can be held in place with duct tape until the caulk is dry...........
I was just looking at the hw heater and fridge. I think the grate on the hw is small enough so wouldn't need to touch it. Fridge is another story. Will probably remove the cover and put one piece on the inside. After caulk dries put the cover back. That way will never have to worry about the screens coming out. Would only take 5 minutes to do.

Could do the hw the same way just to be safe I think metal screening is just a little bit smaller.

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I also covered the entire area between the ac compressor and evaporator after I took the cover off. Not fun removing the cover and finding a dauber nest down one blade on the fan when it's 90d in FL. Tends to make the whole 5er vibrate when you turn the fan on. Luckily it evidently threw all the daubers out.
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Old 10-04-2015, 12:53 AM   #36
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I have used them on my last three TT's certainly beat trying to clean out mud daubers.
More importantly, it beats finding the mud dauber nest the hard way, i.e., they find you before you find them.

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Wondering if I should buy them for my Roo? Do they really make a difference in keeping bugs out, I don't see many ppl with them?


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For some openings you can fabricate something with cheap wire screen and some aluminum tape. I did that on the inside of my water heater access but, honestly, if I had to do it again, I'd buy the prefab stuff.
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I use them !!!
I have had Mud Daubers fill my Ele outlets in the Garage !!!
They love to build in hats that I have in the garage !!!
I think behind the shutters is there favorite spot !!!
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Wolverine 1945 (" They love to build in hats that I have in the garage !!!")
Do you actually keep hats in the garage?

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Wolverine 1945 (" They love to build in hats that I have in the garage !!!")
Do you actually keep hats in the garage?

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Only about 320,,, I used to collect hats !!!
But I do keep the real good ones in the house !!!
Have about 50 in the house,,, 2 in the truck,, 2 in the EDGE &
2 in the MH !!! DW goes nuts when she sees me looking @ a new hat !!!
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