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Old 04-29-2016, 11:00 AM   #15
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Apparently it disrupts the airflow to the burner inside.
Given the size and the open mesh; I cannot see how.
I use. It; works for me.
As long as the total opening size in the mesh is larger than the total opening size in the furnace, it will provide no disruption to intake or exhaust airflow whatsoever.
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:07 AM   #16
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I used the screens on my old Airstream and will be installing them on the new one. I also use the wasp traps that are yellow with the cotton ball and attractant. I hang three or four of them out in the summer and they work well. I also have stuffed paper towels in the stove vent when I am not out using the trailer.
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:10 AM   #17
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This is a great article for your issue and more.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/win-n...Ad#.lhYrlrnED1
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:50 AM   #18
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I put a flea collar in my fridge, water heater, and fridge areas. Supposed to keep spiders out. I wonder if it works for wasps...
'Somebody' in an earlier post, said it works. He cuts one in half when replacing the dog's collar, and places it on the floor of the compartment.
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:53 AM   #19
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I've also heard that flea collars tightly wrapped around your water hose and shore power cable will keep ants from using them for access to your Airstream. Don't know if that's true; there are plenty of other points of contact with the ground that provide alternate access.
"Somebody" told me to use Vaseline on the powerlines and such to keep the ants out. Seems to work so far.
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:53 AM   #20
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Screens can inhibit air flow if flat, but those designed and sold for the purpose have a rounded shape so the available air flow space is as good as no screen.

I use one on the furnace, inexpensive and lasts forever. We live near the water, lots of flying bugs and spiders who eat them.
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Old 04-29-2016, 12:00 PM   #21
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Flea colors work for wasps and Irish spring soap for mice.
"Irish Spring"?????????
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Old 04-29-2016, 12:03 PM   #22
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As long as the total opening size in the mesh is larger than the total opening size in the furnace, it will provide no disruption to intake or exhaust airflow whatsoever.
I use those overpriced clip-on screens sold in RV dealer stores.
There is lots airflow capability.
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Irish Spring is a nasty chemical, but there's enough animal fat in it to sustain a hungry mouse. Then make a nest out of dryer sheets.
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well I need to do something for sure.. here's in the south, as mentioned... wasps and dobbers are a part of life..

How does that big screen attach to the airstream?
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this is a great article for your issue and more.

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I'll need to get one of those screen covers, the next time the Mrs is looking for an item to bring her total up to "free shipping". We had problems with daubers getting in the louvers at the hot water heater and the fridge access doors. Bought some metal screening, cut to size, and used "Goop" to attach to the inside. Newer AS's may already have this.
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well I need to do something for sure.. here's in the south, as mentioned... wasps and dobbers are a part of life..

How does that big screen attach to the airstream?

Clips and springs, very secure. check out the link I posted earlier.
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I was told by a propane supplier that if there is a propane leak, it will attract bees and wasps. The sweet smell is what attracts them. The leak can be so small that your nose cannot detect it.
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