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Old 03-06-2010, 07:32 PM   #1
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Mold

Well I went out to open the trailer today.
I decided to fire up the furnace so off came
the propane tank cover and the piece of
press board that holds the top of the vinyl
cover in shape was grey and furry yuk..

The good news is the fix seemed straight
forward, I removed the press board, traced
it onto a piece of Lexan (plexi would work also)
cut it out sanded the edges put it back in the
vinyl cover and now the mold should have nothing
to feed on.

On a brighter note turned the propane on and
the furnace fired right up.

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Old 03-06-2010, 07:40 PM   #2
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Re: Mold

I turned on the propane and my furnace today too.

And, I noted the poor condition of the propane tank cover. I'm inclined to just leave it off since it's a toss up as to which is less attractive, the tanks or the cover. Any mechanical reason I should wash it down and put it back in place?

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Re: Mold

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I turned on the propane and my furnace today too.

And, I noted the poor condition of the propane tank cover. I'm inclined to just leave it off since it's a toss up as to which is less attractive, the tanks or the cover. Any mechanical reason I should wash it down and put it back in place?

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Well Glenn it does protect the regulator from rocks, dirt and other things while traveling.
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Hi: gbaglo..."No matter what you do there will be critics"...Alf
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:46 PM   #5
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Re: Mold

I have been a big bleach guy for years, but was taught a bit more of an enviro approach recently, which works! I spray / wipe things down with a water-vinegar mix. The vinegar kills the mould spores and prevents any new colonizations. I have done this at work in our we(s)t coast backcountry cabins for the last couple of years and have been very happy. I was skeptical, but it does help. I spray down the fridges before shutdown and have yet to see any fuzzy racks.
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:33 AM   #6
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Re: Mold

I assume it would be beneficial to have the regulator covered when it snowed to keep it from freezing and to cover the fexible lines to protect them from UV rays. For most folks I suspect neither of these are a major concern; either no snow or a shady parking spot.

I found a normal plastic tank cover on the side of the road and may modify it to fit. A little fiberglassing may do the trick.
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