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Old 01-30-2017, 10:42 PM   #9521
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Todays deed

I met the UPS driver at the door today, and took the new shiny bug screens for the frige and furnace out to the W. Voilà, the new screens are ready to keep snow flakes away !! Is there a GOOD one for the water heater , or is the stock OK ?
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Again, cut your own from alum screening..,
Scissors will cut it
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Old 01-30-2017, 10:48 PM   #9523
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Again, cut your own from alum screening..,
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So, wasps will make it inside the water heater ? I've been told they are drawn to propane smell.
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Old 01-30-2017, 10:53 PM   #9524
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Again, cut your own from alum screening..,
Scissors will cut it

How did you attach your screen to the inside? I thought about hot glue..or maybe hot glue till the epoxy could dry or something else?


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I used aluminum tape..... not duck tape......Used for heat ducts and at Lowe's, found it in the house insulation area.....Been in going on 3 years now
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Big hardware store might also carry it
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Spiders love water heaters
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I used aluminum tape..... not duck tape......Used for heat ducts and at Lowe's, found it in the house insulation area.....Been in going on 3 years now

Ohh. Cool. Good idea. Thanks.


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Looked at it from the back porch and make sure the tire covers were still in place.. lol that's another thread.. yes I cover the tires during storage lol...
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Old 01-31-2017, 02:00 PM   #9530
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Thanks Bob, not sure the quick thanks button really works. For a couple bucks I have enough screen to make hundreds of the bug guards now, and can check another honey-do off my winter list !
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How did you attach your screen to the inside? I thought about hot glue..or maybe hot glue till the epoxy could dry or something else?
apply a bead of caulk, and press the screen into the wet caulk, ....... can use any tape to hold everything in place if needed, when dried you have a permanent fix, ...... the fridge vent screens can be made by cutting just over size and pressing into place, the edge wires act like little bards and hold forever, again a permanent fix, ....... the K.I.S.S. method, .....
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I never have really thought about screening the Fridge Vents but it makes perfect sense...That way the little buggers won't get chopped up in the 2 extra computer fans I've installed.. something to do Saturday morning.;;
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Old 01-31-2017, 08:03 PM   #9533
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Old 02-01-2017, 06:47 PM   #9534
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Thanks Bob, not sure the quick thanks button really works. For a couple bucks I have enough screen to make hundreds of the bug guards now, and can check another honey-do off my winter list !

Speaking of screen, I wrap some over the end of the exhaust pipe and secure it with zip ties. Keeps rodents from making a nest in there.
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Old 02-01-2017, 07:20 PM   #9535
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I used a hot glue gun to secure the screens behind the refrigerator vents. You can lay the glue strip on top of the screen and use a popsicle stick to squeegee it through the fabric. Gotta be fast because that stuff sets really fast. I did about six inches at a time.
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I personally have a key hidden outside in the highly unlikely case that the battery dies while we are gone and I don't have keys with me.
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Replacing inside steps, found 2 what a be welds broken, so repaired that, and will be installing new steps tomorrow.....Old factory ones were stapled together, new ones screwed together
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What I did to my camper today.

While finishing up my interior upgrades I noticed the interior lights were a bit weak. After checking the battery and finding it quite low, I checked the power supply and you know what? It's dead, zero output even though the transformer and power resistors were very warm.

I ordered one on Amazon because the local outlet did not have one in stock and said it might take a few weeks. Put it in today and wallah, back in business.

Hopefully will have the new carpet down tomorrow to compliment the new "wood" flooring I finished a few days ago.

I will post pics of the flooring when finished but then it's on to rebuilding the bathroom cabinet.
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What I did to my camper today.

While finishing up my interior upgrades I noticed the interior lights were a bit weak. After checking the battery and finding it quite low, I checked the power supply and you know what? It's dead, zero output even though the transformer and power resistors were very warm.

I ordered one on Amazon because the local outlet did not have one in stock and said it might take a few weeks. Put it in today and wallah, back in business.

Hopefully will have the new carpet down tomorrow to compliment the new "wood" flooring I finished a few days ago.

I will post pics of the flooring when finished but then it's on to rebuilding the bathroom cabinet.


Wow new flooring and carpet massive undertaking no? Hope it is all worth the work especially having to rip everything apart
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Old 02-03-2017, 11:33 PM   #9540
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I finished up installing screens on the refrigerator vents and the roof vents for AC and FanTastic Fan cover. Put the Camco vent covers over the furnace outlet and the hot water heater area.

Question for those who have done it. I want to put a screen on the inside of the louvers on the water heater vent on the door. I've run the heater and it doesn't appear to be a high heat area, but it is definitely close to the burner area. Here's a pix of the area. Any ideas?

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