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Sweetfarm

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Re: Boarding up refrigerator vent
« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2018, 08:47:27 AM »
Thanks Gary. Iíve been looking into that. This looks just about right.

https://m.lowes.com/pd/Hillman-6-in-x-2-ft-Aluminum-Sheet-Metal/3050449

Isaac-1

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Re: Boarding up refrigerator vent
« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2018, 08:59:26 AM »
Another potential source for a small sheet of Aluminum is any trophy shop, in my experience they typically buy blanks that measure about 18x24 inches in a variety of color of finishes, then cut to size when making plaques, etc.  Again raw material cost tends to be low, and they have the equipment to easily cut down to size if you need a specific size.
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Sweetfarm

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Re: Boarding up refrigerator vent
« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2018, 09:07:12 AM »
Thanks Isaac. Iím going to take a trip to Loweís today and if what they have doesnít seem sturdy enough I will look into that!

Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Boarding up refrigerator vent
« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2018, 10:19:24 AM »
23 gauge is awful thin, especially if you want to mount some sort of pipe support bracket to it.   I would want at least 16 gauge (about 1/16th inch).
This gauge table may help:https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/15/206
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Sweetfarm

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Re: Boarding up refrigerator vent
« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2018, 10:26:36 AM »
Iíll check out what gauges they have in stock when I get there. Worst case scenario I could always double up.

Sweetfarm

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Re: Boarding up refrigerator vent
« Reply #35 on: November 12, 2018, 10:28:59 AM »
The hole is only 5 inches wide and the mounting plate is larger than that so most of it will be screwed directly into the roof as well.

JackL

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Re: Boarding up refrigerator vent
« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2018, 10:38:59 AM »
Don't you love it when you ask a question and you get replies like "why do you want to do that", or "show us a picture"  !!!!

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Sweetfarm

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Re: Boarding up refrigerator vent
« Reply #37 on: November 12, 2018, 10:41:25 AM »
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breezie

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Re: Boarding up refrigerator vent
« Reply #38 on: November 12, 2018, 03:36:08 PM »
A nice piece of sheet aluminum (available at any big box home store) will fill in the hole in the roof. As noted above you can seal it to the existing roof with any number of products. That's the easy part.
But.....you will still need to flash the chimney pipe, add a storm collar if you want to get fancy, and add some sort of terminator.

If those pieces didn't come with the stove, see if they are available from the manufacturer. Most of the ready-made stuff you will find is designed for a sloped roof on a house....so that is a problem too.

Sweetfarm

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Re: Boarding up refrigerator vent
« Reply #39 on: November 12, 2018, 03:41:54 PM »
Thanks for the advice! No need for any of the above. The roof cap comed with a rubberized gasket etc.

breezie

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Re: Boarding up refrigerator vent
« Reply #40 on: November 12, 2018, 03:44:53 PM »
nice.
so a piece of heavy aluminum, a pair of tin snips and a bunch of buytl rubber and you're all set.