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Old 07-28-2011, 03:03 PM   #1
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Refrigerator "dust"

Okay, so may it just violates my teutonic sense of order but the outside vent door to the back of the refrigerator sure lets in a lot of dust and debris. Only had our Escape for a month and it's already in need to a good vacuuming. When we get onto some dirt roads this weekend, I'm sure it will get worse very quickly. Sure, I know it's camping and I don't want to be vacuuming out all the cubbyholes every week either. A filter would be a good solution.

Anyone out here use a filter over the vent slots in the door? I'm thinking like the type of filter material used for kitchen venting fan. I could stick it on with double sided tape. At the same time, I'm concerned about blocking off needed ventilation, with what I'm reading on the Forum about refrigerator cooling properly.

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Old 07-28-2011, 04:08 PM   #2
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Re: Refrigerator "dust"

My solution is just not to look in there.

Actually, I do go through these compartments once a year and clean, usually when putting it away for the winter. I have not really noticed much of a layer of dust though, and we do travel a fair bit on gravel and dirt roads.

Haven't considered a filter, though anything with small enough pores to stop dust would likely negatively affect ventilation.
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Old 07-30-2011, 05:16 PM   #3
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Re: Refrigerator "dust"

I have glued a stainless steel screen on the inside of all the vents in out 5.0 They won't keep out the dust (but hey, what's a little dust among friends?), but the screens keep out the mud dauber wasps who build their nests in every tube (chimney, vent, etc.) they can find.

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Old 07-30-2011, 05:48 PM   #4
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Re: Refrigerator "dust"

Great suggestion.. forgot about the nesting issue.. time to check out my vents..
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Old 07-30-2011, 05:50 PM   #5
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Re: Refrigerator "dust"

Thanks for that visual, Jeff
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Old 07-30-2011, 06:07 PM   #6
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Re: Refrigerator "dust"

I could post a pic.. but I hate to see what happens.. eh?
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Old 07-30-2011, 09:21 PM   #7
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Re: Refrigerator "dust"

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I have glued a stainless steel screen on the inside of all the vents in out 5.0 They won't keep out the dust (but hey, what's a little dust among friends?), but the screens keep out the mud dauber wasps who build their nests in every tube (chimney, vent, etc.) they can find.

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Where did you get them, and what did you glue them on with?
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