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Old 10-08-2019, 08:58 PM   #21
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I can see in your signature picture that you do not have an outside vent. Time to start cutting. I think there are some discussion on this site of people who have done it.. good luck.
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:00 PM   #22
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I searched it.. go to this thread and go to post #9...

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Old 10-09-2019, 06:10 AM   #23
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YUP... this door can be quite hard to pop open... I had to use a flat blade screwdriver to pry it open... but works better when the outside door swings for sure.
Mine is the opposite. I snap the flap down (with some difficulty) before travel. It always comes loose.
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:04 AM   #24
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Don't burn your food. No smoke.
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:14 AM   #25
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The cheap external vents with flaps will shed their flap if you don't lock them closed on the road; they "flap" violently in the wind and break off the little plastic tabs securing them to the housing. Went thru two before finding an aluminum version.

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Old 10-09-2019, 07:46 AM   #26
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Don't burn your food. No smoke.
I have a vent but do not need it ... I cook outside ...
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:12 AM   #27
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That's what we have, a microwave/convection oven. I think when we return home from our trip here to Gulf Shores, I'm going to take a look at a way to capture that exhaust from the top of the microwave and vent it out. I put a vented Splendide washer/dryer in our camper a few years ago and I think that style of outside wall vent cover with a flap would work well. I don't think the computer case fans that I installed in my fridge vent compartment would move a large enough volume of air. May need to install a 120 volt fan to really pull the air out. There is a 120 volt receptacle where the microwave plugs in but that wouldn't help if I were boondocking...unless I tied it into my inverter that I use to power DW cpap. All doable...we'll see!
I do not see a vent, or a switch, are they under the microwave ???
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:39 AM   #28
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I have a vent but do not need it ... I cook outside ...
Never really understood the thinking behind a ventless..."Exhaust Hood"

That makes it a "Recirculating Fan."

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Old 10-09-2019, 09:41 AM   #29
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I fully agree. An exhaust fan that doesn't exhaust is useless. You wouldn't accept this in your house, but people accept it their RV.
When we bought our house 35 years ago, we looked at probably 50 houses. I'd guess 45 of them had range hoods that clearly* did NOT exhaust outside. I just bought a condo last year. Again, we probably looked at 50 of them. None of them had range hoods that exhausted outside.

With more houses having microwaves over the stove, with built-in hood/fans, even fewer are exhausting outside. Not what I would like, but....

It gives kitchen designers greater freedom because they don't have to put the stove on an outside (or near outside) wall.

*The range hood in the house I eventually bought looked like it exhausted outside (one reason I bought the house), but when I later gutted the kitchen, I discovered that the duct from the range hood only went up into the soffit and stopped. The stove was on an inside wall, so I should have guessed, but I was young. I had to cut a hole in the ceiling and vent it out through the roof. Fortunately it was ranch, or I'd have been stuck.
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Outside vented range hoods are required for a gas range but not for electric.
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When we bought our house 35 years ago, we looked at probably 50 houses. I'd guess 45 of them had range hoods that clearly* did NOT exhaust outside. I just bought a condo last year. Again, we probably looked at 50 of them. None of them had range hoods that exhausted outside.

With more houses having microwaves over the stove, with built-in hood/fans, even fewer are exhausting outside. Not what I would like, but....

It gives kitchen designers greater freedom because they don't have to put the stove on an outside (or near outside) wall.

*The range hood in the house I eventually bought looked like it exhausted outside (one reason I bought the house), but when I later gutted the kitchen, I discovered that the duct from the range hood only went up into the soffit and stopped. The stove was on an inside wall, so I should have guessed, but I was young. I had to cut a hole in the ceiling and vent it out through the roof. Fortunately it was ranch, or I'd have been stuck.
Our Ranch style home has a vent fan, venting to the outside, problem is it is vented to the West, our wind comes from the West or North west, the cupboard above the vent can get below freezing in the winter !!!
Extra freezer space !!!
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Old 10-09-2019, 10:32 AM   #32
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I searched it.. go to this thread and go to post #9...

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Much appreciated!
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Outside vented range hoods are required for a gas range but not for electric.
Not where I live. I have a gas stove and non-vented range hood.
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Old 10-09-2019, 11:44 AM   #34
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My paperwork includes information on an optional vent kit.
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Old 10-09-2019, 12:20 PM   #35
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Not where I live. I have a gas stove and non-vented range hood.
Same here. Not required for gas stove.
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Old 10-09-2019, 03:38 PM   #36
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I'm sure I'm breaking some rule and will have the "Vent Police" on me soon after they read this but I pried mine open and have left it that way. Doesn't seem to be an issue with outside dust. When the wind blows the flap just stops it from letting cold air back into the TT.

Maybe there's some regulation for Coaches that require this vent to be latched while coach is being driven to prevent exhaust fumes from entering the vehicle but that makes no sense. If that's the reason then why are windows able to be opened while driving?

Other than hearing of lots of those cheap flaps breaking off if not secured. Never heard of a problem
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Not where I live. I have a gas stove and non-vented range hood.

Hell, my daughter has a non vented gas fireplace in her home. Arkansas allows it. California inpectors would have a fit
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Hell, my daughter has a mom vented gas fireplace in her home. Arkansas allows it. California inpectors would have a fit
You say what about someone's mom?
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Old 10-09-2019, 06:23 PM   #39
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The building inspector wouldn’t allow a vented fan in my former marital home. He said it would be a danger to our neighbors. And lower property values.
(In all seriousness, even the dog wouldn’t eat her “cooking.”)
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Same here. Not required for gas stove.
In many states, there has to be a window in the room if there is no vent. I have done a few custom homes and remodels. I wouldn't even think of putting in a kitchen without a vent.
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