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grashley

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High exhaust fans
« on: November 28, 2017, 04:31:01 PM »
I have exhaust fans above the kitchen and in the bathroom.  The bath fan is powered by a wall switch, but has a manual handle to open and close the lid.  It is too high to reach without a ladder or something.  What do you use for the "or something" to open and close these vents?

I have not played with the kitchen vent enough to even ask questions yet, but it is rain sensing.
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Re: High exhaust fans
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 05:08:36 PM »
When we had a similar situation, we replaced the vent with a MaxxAire model with remote control. Much nicer, and the vent actually gets used now. Before it was too high for me to reach. It is well worth the cost.
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Re: High exhaust fans
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 05:15:06 PM »

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Re: High exhaust fans
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2017, 05:29:53 PM »
If it has a knob and not a crank handle, you can notch a 3 or 4 foot piece of 1 1/2" PVC pipe to open it.
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Re: High exhaust fans
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2017, 05:37:00 PM »
Well at over six feet tall. I use my arms.. But they make a special "hook" for those high mounted cranks.. I've seen it but do not have one and do not know how hard they are to use.

THere are a few things I could design easily enough.. But I've not had any motive.
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Re: High exhaust fans
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2017, 03:00:24 PM »
I can reach mine, but if I couldnt, I would just use a step stool. They make fold away ones for easy storage
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Re: High exhaust fans
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2017, 05:27:38 AM »
I couldn't live in my RV without this folding stool.

https://www.amazon.com/Folding-Step-Stool-Lightweight-Bathroom/dp/B014WOXB6O/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1512041000&sr=8-4&keywords=folding+stool&linkCode=ll1&tag=recreationalvehicles-20&linkId=d9fae3ee25e32adb58597907eba89a09

It actually stays open and ready to use in corner of galley. I need it to reach most of my cabinets and to clean the ceiling and upper walls. Matter of fact, I have to take it outside to check the engine oil.

When I had a fantastic vent put in my bedroom, I splurged for remote control that opens and closes it for me. I love to air out the RV often, so having this is quite lovely.
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Re: High exhaust fans
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2017, 05:33:07 AM »
 I have one in the bathroom and I can reach it just fine. I leave it closed all the time. I have come home to a wet bathroom floor when it rained while I was away. :-\
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Re: High exhaust fans
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2017, 07:26:56 AM »
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Re: High exhaust fans
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2017, 07:42:54 AM »
That's what they make vent covers for, Tom... ;)

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-40421-Aero-Flo-Cover-White/dp/B0006JLU22/
I had those on my last RV and I hated them. They do not keep 100% of the water out.
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Re: High exhaust fans
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2017, 07:57:52 AM »
I've had them on every RV I've owned, or at least some type of vent cover. I've never had water come in. But i also don't leave them open if it's blowing a gale while raining either.
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Re: High exhaust fans
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2017, 09:04:41 AM »
it rains every day in florida at one pm..... 8)

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Re: High exhaust fans
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2017, 01:11:41 PM »
it rains every day in florida at one pm..... 8)

1 PM just went by and it didn't rain.   :o ::) ;D
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Re: High exhaust fans
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2017, 04:44:54 PM »
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Re: High exhaust fans
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2017, 05:56:33 PM »
If it has a knob and not a crank handle, you can notch a 3 or 4 foot piece of 1 1/2" PVC pipe to open it.
I think I'll go this route.  DW needs over 3 ft of pole or ladder to reach the galley fan.  AND I have some 1 in PVC.  I like that price!
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Re: High exhaust fans
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2017, 08:23:22 PM »
I think I'll go this route.  DW needs over 3 ft of pole or ladder to reach the galley fan.  AND I have some 1 in PVC.  I like that price!

Gordon,
My galley also as a high fan but I've got a remote (which I don't use) and a control box on the wall to open/close the vent cover and also start the variable speed fan. Check and see if you have a control box someplace in the galley.  Mine is a Fan-Tastick Vent
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Re: High exhaust fans
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2017, 08:44:03 PM »
I think I'll go this route.  DW needs over 3 ft of pole or ladder to reach the galley fan.  AND I have some 1 in PVC.  I like that price!

All you do is make the end of the PVC pipe look like a rook from a chess set.
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Re: High exhaust fans
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2017, 10:08:18 AM »
Amazon has a similar product to the one at all outdoors.com
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CSN4LC/
Depending on how many you want Amazon may be cheaper, especially if you have Prime.
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Re: High exhaust fans
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2017, 01:10:20 PM »
All you do is make the end of the PVC pipe look like a rook from a chess set.

Great, now I have to learn how to play chess to find out what you mean.   :o ::) :-\ ;D
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Re: High exhaust fans
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2017, 01:14:31 PM »
http://www.allaboutdoors.com/Products/RV-Handles/R-V-CRANK-HANDLE-EXTENSION-2-inch-2-per-package

Add as many as you want to get the handle lower.

I think you are reading it wrong. They sell you 2 in a package but you only use one so you can only extend it 2". Now you may be able to extend them by buying some threaded rod.
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Re: High exhaust fans
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2017, 01:17:22 PM »
http://www.allaboutdoors.com/Products/RV-Handles/R-V-CRANK-HANDLE-EXTENSION-2-inch-2-per-package

Add as many as you want to get the handle lower.

Once again, I believe you can only drop it down 2" but you may be able to get some threaded rod to add more but they only provide one screw for one extension.
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Re: High exhaust fans
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2017, 05:37:30 PM »
Rene, I think you are correct.  But with the appropriate length screw they should stack to the needed extension.

Long screws could prove to be hard to find. I can make them if needed.

Ill know more the first of the week when mine arrive.

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Re: High exhaust fans
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2017, 07:35:23 PM »
I had those on my last RV and I hated them. They do not keep 100% of the water out.

The Aero-Flo's that I linked to have never let in a drop of rain that I'm aware of on the two coaches I installed them on. I don't know about other brands/models...
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Re: High exhaust fans
« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2017, 08:38:55 PM »
Members following this thread my be interested in my solution.
See. http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php/topic,110709.0.html

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Re: High exhaust fans
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2018, 04:13:53 PM »
Thanks again to all who answered.  I went with a modified  Heli_av8tor design.  Using about 10 inches of 8-32 All Thread, I put 2 nuts with a lock washer between them on one end, then the original handle, and 4 each 2" extensions.  Lift into place and attach to the fan with a nut driver.  Works Great!

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Re: High exhaust fans
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2018, 09:26:48 PM »
Nice job!

Glad it worked out for you.

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