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Old 04-18-2013, 02:58 PM   #1
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Louvered fridge access cover & rain

We had a toad strangler blow through here yesterday and we had more water than we've ever seen running through our property.

When checking the 310 and the Argosy for leaks I found that the louvered access cover for the fridge on the 310 didn't stop the rain from soaking the compartment floor.

I hadn't paid much attention to this area before until I started trying to stop the leaks in the Argosy. The Argosy has a solid door with a hole for ventilation in the floor. The 310 uses the louvered door.

Is there anything that can be done to stop the water from blowing through the access cover?

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Old 04-18-2013, 04:12 PM   #2
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Make sure it is closing all the way and make sure that the water is not coming from the vent above. Mine has been through a tornado and several severe thunderstorms and there have been no leaks. I would suggest you tape the opening up before the next rain and I bet you will find that it is coming from the roof vent.

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When I put in my "new" refrigerator, I painted the new floor all the way around (top, bottom, & all edges) with exterior primer and exterior gloss paint and caulked.



Seemed like the best thing to address the issue.

On another topic, the "new" fridge is now down. Went down the all recently in the middle of the night and thought, "Is that Scrubbing Bubbles I smell? I haven't cleaned the bathroom."

Looks like I'll have the chance to closely inspect that area again.
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Brad, What's a toad strangler?
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Brad, What's a toad strangler?
LOTS of rain.

It's a more polite expression than "A tu*d floater."
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Brad, What's a toad strangler?
My granny who grew up in dry SW Texas called them gully washers.
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Make sure it is closing all the way and make sure that the water is not coming from the vent above. Mine has been through a tornado and several severe thunderstorms and there have been no leaks. I would suggest you tape the opening up before the next rain and I bet you will find that it is coming from the roof vent.

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Perry,

I'm not sure why closing all the way is important. The cover is filled with louvers and even if the edges were sealed (which they aren't and never have been) I can't see where it would make a difference. The vent lid when closed can be rattled ever so slightly and I've not seen this sort of vent with any sort of edge seal.

I hadn't thought about water coming in from the roof vent. The winds were pretty severe that night and they came from the side that has the fridge which makes me think that's where the water came from.

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My granny who grew up in dry SW Texas called them gully washers.
I've also heard the term gully gusher
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...I painted the new floor all the way around (top, bottom, & all edges) with exterior primer and exterior gloss paint and caulked.
Might just have to do that once it dries out. I've got a quart of spar varnish that should do the trick.

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