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Old 07-10-2015, 09:49 PM   #211
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Yey guys ? What do I do with my freezer ? I know put it away until maybe winter ? Pat
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Old 07-10-2015, 09:53 PM   #212
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Just curious has anyone installed the flue extension kit and vented the flue exhaust out through the side of the trailer?

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Old 07-10-2015, 11:29 PM   #213
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Just curious has anyone installed the flue extension kit and vented the flue exhaust out through the side of the trailer?

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I don't know about anyone else but would you like to cut a hole in your Escape ? Sorry not me . Mine vents through the roof top . The only item I would of used was there is a flue extension that brings it up higher . Good luck getting that it is in Australia . Pat
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Hmmm...rooftop vent .......seems like it should be fairly simple to cut down a dryer exhaust pipe (3 ft long 4 inch diameter aluminum) long enough to reach from the present exhaust up to the rooftop vent. Wire the top end to the grid in the vent and it should be good to go! Maybe I'll have the shop do that when they replace mine.
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Old 07-10-2015, 11:42 PM   #215
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Hmmm...rooftop vent .......seems like it should be fairly simple to cut down a dryer exhaust pipe (3 ft long 4 inch diameter aluminum) long enough to reach from the present exhaust up to the rooftop vent. Wire the top end to the grid in the vent and it should be good to go! Maybe I'll have the shop do that when they replace mine.
You go first !The extension I am talking about raises the flue about 3-4 inches over the condenser just at top of frig . Pat
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Old 07-10-2015, 11:53 PM   #216
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I don't know about anyone else but would you like to cut a hole in your Escape ? Sorry not me . Mine vents through the roof top . The only item I would of used was there is a flue extension that brings it up higher . Good luck getting that it is in Australia . Pat
Absolutely, I'd have installed on in a flash if I had one when I was doing my mods. I'd have zero concerns about the required hole for it. It's in one of the least concern areas for a hole. One the roof, another hole, probably not, but in that location, no worries.

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Old 07-10-2015, 11:55 PM   #217
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Hmmm...rooftop vent .......seems like it should be fairly simple to cut down a dryer exhaust pipe (3 ft long 4 inch diameter aluminum) long enough to reach from the present exhaust up to the rooftop vent. Wire the top end to the grid in the vent and it should be good to go! Maybe I'll have the shop do that when they replace mine.
Essentially that's exactly what I did. My baffle creates an isolated flue, with it's own convection current, that goes up to the roof vent.

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Old 07-11-2015, 12:03 AM   #218
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You go first !The extension I am talking about raises the flue about 3-4 inches over the condenser just at top of frig . Pat
Actually I had planned on pulling the rooftop vent anyway to install exhaust fans, but I think extending a controlled flow route for hot gases may be more effective - and I wouldn't have to futz with running power lines.
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Yey guys ? What do I do with my freezer ? I know put it away until maybe winter ? Pat
Mine is on a shelf in the garage. I'm not tempting fate.
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Mine is on a shelf in the garage. I'm not tempting fate.
My thoughts too . Pat
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