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Old 03-14-2012, 05:19 PM   #1
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Has anyone put screen wire on the inside of the louvers to prevent mud daubers from building nests? When we used the AC on our 08 Flagstaff 831RLSS in FL in Jan/Feb this year, we had a horrible vibration when we turned it on. Upon investigation, found a large mud dauber nest on one of the compressor fan blades. Would like to prevent it on our new trailer and was wondering if the screen wire would cut down the air too much.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:02 PM   #2
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I'm a old ac man, wire would not hurt anything, but not screening material that would cause a problem. think something like chicken wire. you do not want to cut down the sq.in's
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:07 PM   #3
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Don't think chicken wire would stop mud daubers. But I could make a couple of alum. louvers or buy some soffit vents to increase available air. Going to cover the frig and water heater louvers also. Those critters can and do get into every where to build nests.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:37 PM   #4
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Been wondering about covering the water heater and frig vents. Would it be safe to do?
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covering frig & water heater vents

Took the cover off the AC and just covered the area between compressor and condenser on 3 sides and taped the screenwire down with alum tape that is used on duct work. Should be able to use it on the frig and water heater also. Don't see it restricting air in any way. If it does, it will be easy to remove.

kb4srn, don't see any reason it wouldn't be safe. I think one of the admin. on this forum or the old forum did it.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:47 PM   #6
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You can purchase wire covers for the water heater outlet. I would think that anything small enough to stop the wasps from getting into the AC area might plug up and cut down on air flow. Being on the roof it won't be too easy to check. At least on the refrige vents you could check them and clean as needed.
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We have used the plastic screen wire material on the inside of the frig.vent cover, seems to work really well...and less expensive than the ones you can purchase..
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Got some alum screen wire and covered the water heater intake & exhaust vents.
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:16 PM   #9
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Has anyone put screen wire on the inside of the louvers to prevent mud daubers from building nests? When we used the AC on our 08 Flagstaff 831RLSS in FL in Jan/Feb this year, we had a horrible vibration when we turned it on. Upon investigation, found a large mud dauber nest on one of the compressor fan blades. Would like to prevent it on our new trailer and was wondering if the screen wire would cut down the air too much.
dunnc - good idea for the AC screen. When we brought our 29rk, the techican doing our walkaround suggested we install screens on our refrig acress panel located on the rear of the unit to prevent insects from getting in there.

We used some fiberglass screening that we bent to fit into each opening and used hot glue to secure them. Works well. Makes one wonder why the RV manufactures don't do simple things like this for their customers.
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