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Old 06-09-2015, 11:34 AM   #1
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Installing Hypervent

We are about to instal Hypervent under our mattress to reduce condensation. When cut using a utility knife, the cut edge contains sharp points that are uncomfortable to touch and may damage surfaces. Has anyone who has installed Hypervent had a problem with the cut edges? Are there easy solutions to reducing the sharp edges?

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Old 06-09-2015, 11:47 AM   #2
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I left enough around the perimeter to fold over and eliminate the rough edges....
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I used a heavy duty shop scissors but even that cutting method still left some "pokey" exposed edges. For the one visible, touchable edge in the 19', I was thinking of using a colored duct tape to essentially bind the edge. I doubt the other exposed edges will harm the vinyl walls.
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Another idea would be to use a hot source, as in propane torch or soldering iron to "melt" the rogue ends and make them smooth. I suggest this not be done inside the trailer nor inside any residence, but outside in case of fire. This is done to some ropes to keep them from unbraiding.
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Thanks for the great suggestions folks. Much appreciated.
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Are many people using Hypervent?
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Old 08-21-2016, 08:59 AM   #7
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For those picking up their trailer in Sumas, there is a distributor for Hypervent in Bellevue, Wa
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One caution with Hypervent - a friend installed it under the bed in their Scamp & found it scratched the surface of the table. Dry mesh is softer, and had not scratched the table in my 17 in 4 years of use. Unfortunately, I have not found a supplier for it unless you want to order from England.
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I believe there is a soft and a hard side, or top and bottom. See the white top in this picture, perhaps it should go against anything that can be scratched, under the bed in the Escape is just plywood, but if used on the dinette you may want to reverse it. Reduce Condensation on Boats
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I had Hypervent in my 17 and went with DryMesh in the 21 just because I thought it was easier to ship. Then I found out the Slumber Ease mattress factory sells Hypervent here in Marysville
I think Hypervent works a little better and the Slumber Ease outlet is only 2 blocks east of I5 off exit 199 - about 2 hours from ETI.
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