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Old 04-08-2017, 05:46 PM   #431
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Myron,
You may want to use metal screening, not nylon, as this part of the water heater gets hot..
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Old 04-08-2017, 05:54 PM   #432
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Old 04-08-2017, 05:54 PM   #433
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I wondered about that. The gamble is is there enough air space to keep hot venting at the screen below the melt-line?
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Old 04-08-2017, 06:20 PM   #434
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If it melts then you will have a mess or it can ignite also.....
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Old 04-08-2017, 06:41 PM   #435
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Yo... now that would be some hot exhaust. Time for a field test.
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Old 04-10-2017, 01:30 PM   #436
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Field test results are in. It didn't take long to agree the nylon screening is a bad idea. Replaced it with some leftover metal lathe screen for patching plaster holes.
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Old 05-03-2017, 09:10 PM   #437
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I want a small digital clock that’s readable in the dark. It would be more convenient for me than grabbing my readers and a flashlight aimed at my wristwatch.

Attached to the thermostat wall I had stuck on, using HD double-side tape, an Acu-Rite remote display. It serves the fridge. My existing furnace thermostat control, a White Rogers digital, could use a location change. Nothing wrong with it. A few inches lower would be nicer.

Decided these appliances could be moved, attached in a column on the same wall. I could then add my small digital clock, if I had one, to the column. I made a plaque with a ½ thick scrap of cedar. It will screw into the wall using the same holes there for the thermostat controls.

Next, I removed the Acu-Rite. This a big, big mistake. Did not respect the holding power of that tape and when the Acu-Rite peeled off, so did the paper oak of the paneling. Pure ugly! Lesson sorely learned: use this tape on the paneling and you could regret it.

Run to Wal-Mart, then a Google search, turns up nada. Was hoping to find some matching oak contact paper to patch over the damage but no luck. No, I was not about to call Reese. I have done some faux painting years ago and when it comes to mixing colors am fearless, so I reached into the bottom shelf of the closet for a few tubes of acrylics. Not perfect, but I’ll take it.

Now, my biggest problem is finding a nice little battery operated digital clock I can attach above the thermostat. So far, again, Nada! The plaque is 3¾ inches wide. Everything on EBay seems to be an alarm clock, or too big, too thick, or doesn’t LED in the dark, or must plug into an AC outlet.

What to do? Anyone have a source?
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Old 05-03-2017, 09:39 PM   #438
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I want a small digital clock that’s readable in the dark. It would be more convenient for me than grabbing my readers and a flashlight aimed at my wristwatch.

Attached to the thermostat wall I had stuck on, using HD double-side tape, an Acu-Rite remote display. It serves the fridge. My existing furnace thermostat control, a White Rogers digital, could use a location change. Nothing wrong with it. A few inches lower would be nicer.

Decided these appliances could be moved, attached in a column on the same wall. I could then add my small digital clock, if I had one, to the column. I made a plaque with a ½ thick scrap of cedar. It will screw into the wall using the same holes there for the thermostat controls.

Next, I removed the Acu-Rite. This a big, big mistake. Did not respect the holding power of that tape and when the Acu-Rite peeled off, so did the paper oak of the paneling. Pure ugly! Lesson sorely learned: use this tape on the paneling and you could regret it.

Run to Wal-Mart, then a Google search, turns up nada. Was hoping to find some matching oak contact paper to patch over the damage but no luck. No, I was not about to call Reese. I have done some faux painting years ago and when it comes to mixing colors am fearless, so I reached into the bottom shelf of the closet for a few tubes of acrylics. Not perfect, but I’ll take it.

Now, my biggest problem is finding a nice little battery operated digital clock I can attach above the thermostat. So far, again, Nada! The plaque is 3¾ inches wide. Everything on EBay seems to be an alarm clock, or too big, too thick, or doesn’t LED in the dark, or must plug into an AC outlet.

What to do? Anyone have a source?
Myron not too shabby . Have the same White Rogers furnace thermostat . Yup moved ours down . Added a piece of oak with a channel cut in wood for the wires . Like it down farther much better . Pat
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Roger that. Why don't they make a thermostat with a really bright or bigger display?
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Old 05-03-2017, 10:03 PM   #440
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I'm impressed , not a lot of folks could do that.

I'd be happy to find a similar clock also. I have a small one that I leave on the counter by the stove but it's not illuminated.

Still, the White Rogers digital thermostat is a huge improvement over that horrid one that came with the trailer.

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