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Old 08-19-2012, 06:38 PM   #11
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Could you remove the window..ugh glass part of an upper window,sheet metal replacement and install vent?
Window would be non functional,but it "looks" like it will fit.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:43 PM   #12
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Re: Vent for Range/Cooktop

9.5" x 9.5" cutout is needed. ON OUR BUS....The space between the window frame (upper moveable panel) is 10". While the part of the vent that goes thru the "wall" would fit, the flange would be too far up into the roofline. The flange at the top (hinge part) is 1.5 or 1.75 inches above the top of the cutout (I measured but forgot what I measured yesterday). I marked the cut a tad too high and getting the fan thru the opening was only accomplished with a few choice 4 letter words and some very careful insistent pushing. If the cutout had been 1/8" higher, I would not have gotten the fan in place. I think if you tried to install the vent into the BB window panel, it would be too high up and you would not get the fan in. I would suggest you bite the bullet and pull the one window as the flange extends well past the cutout. I think you would have difficulty screwing the top and bottom part of the flange to the window panel(panel frame would cause problems).

I broiled fish in the range this evening. Fan sucked out the heat and scorched/burnt parchment paper smell (I line my pans with parchment paper). The parchment paper tends to cook to a blackened crisp in the broiler. Sure does make the pan easy to clean tho. Fish was yummy even if I did have to cook.
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Lorna, it looks like you have the flashing mounted to the inside of the bus. How/what did you use to seal it?
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:13 PM   #14
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Re: Vent for Range/Cooktop

Ok stupid question(I hate bees tho!)
I notice that chain pulled and "latched" vent is closed tight.
When you "release chain does vent spring open or does the airflow keep it open?
Just curios....if I turn vent off,but forget to latch it,will it stay open...hate things that fly and sting me because I'm so sweet(says the wife who is a bee swisperer)
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:18 PM   #15
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Lorna, it looks like you have the flashing mounted to the inside of the bus. How/what did you use to seal it?
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On the window blank? this is how we rebuilt the windows. Used lots & lots of caulking. more pics Just click on "NEXT". I think that are 10 or 12 pics of the window rebuild.

After placing the sheet metal in the metal frame, I ran a heavy bead of on the outside between the metal and the frame so the metal was sitting in the caulk when placed facing down on a flat surface. From the backside, I shimmed the metal tight to the frame and let dry. Once the caulk was dry, I removed the shims and used canned foam (Great Foam) to fill the space the shims had taken up. This gave me a glued in "shim" that filled all spaces and I didn't have to worry about it falling out. I also "glued in" 1" foam sheathing with a couple shots of Great foam. Worked much better than Liquid Nails (which ate the foam board .. a few boards turned loose). Once the foam boars were dry in place, the window blanks were installed with LOTS of caulk (1 tube per window). Once all that dried, I filled in the empty spaces between the foam board and the edges of the frame work with canned foam so secure the whole mess together. Excess foam was trimmed flush with the walls because we will be adding an full sheet of foam insulation (1-1/2") over the existing side walls and blanked out windows.
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Ok stupid question(I hate bees tho!)
I notice that chain pulled and "latched" vent is closed tight.
When you "release chain does vent spring open or does the airflow keep it open?
Just curios....if I turn vent off,but forget to latch it,will it stay open...hate things that fly and sting me because I'm so sweet(says the wife who is a bee swisperer)
Open vent, switch released and fan is ON. Pull chain in and hook, chain pushes on switch, fan turns OFF. So far the only downside I have noticed is the fan cover wobbles and bounces in a strong breeze. We will need to add weatherstripping to the vent cover so that wind doesn't catch the cover while traveling down the road. I do not think we will need to stiffen the cover. I will watch it and add later what we find. We get 70 MPH winds here pretty often.
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As long the cover is closed tight, it will be fine when traveling.
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Lorna, Neat job on the windows Thanks
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It's been well over a month. Used the range top and the oven. We really like the vent. It's not terribly loud (much quieter than the RV range hood vent). No bugs trying to get inside, no rain coming in. Even with hard blowing rain, the vent cover is securely closed & sealed. We've had it opened (running)with blowing rain and winds, no problems. And it flat get's the cooktop/oven heat out of the bus. We've already had a few cold spells. During those times, we only run the fan while cooking on top of the range. We don't run it for the oven when cold (keeping all the heat in) unless we are over heating. I will update this later in the winter in regards to running the vent when we have the heat on. I don't think it will suck all the heat out of the bus, but I will report on it. I really like this vent so far.
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