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Old 04-30-2016, 08:07 AM   #29
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You can use stainless or brass wool to stuff the holes during the warmer weather... just be sure to remember to remove before using the heater.
those squiggly dish scrubby thingies could work as well. Just don't use steel wool as it will rust and leave a mess behind!

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Old 04-30-2016, 08:10 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by AtomicNo13 View Post
You can use stainless or brass wool to stuff the holes during g the warmer weather... just be sure to remember to remove before using the heater.
Duck tape over the holes also works, and keeps water out of the furnace when you wash the Airstream as well.

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Old 05-04-2016, 01:38 PM   #31
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my overall furnace dimension out side is around 20 wide x 11 tall
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Old 08-29-2016, 04:56 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by perryg114 View Post
The screen is a necessity in the south. Air flow to the burner will really get messed up when it is blocked or caked with mud. Take it off when you are using the furnace if it offends someone. I had to replace my furnace and one of the issues was all the mess that wasps made. I am an Aerospace engineer and these screens are not going to cause problems with air flow. The wasps will DEFINITELY cause problems.

Heard that......screens on every opening a dirt dauber can get into. Down here when it rains they will build one of their mud huts on a board before you can nail it up. Seriously, seen it happen. No kiddin'.
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Old 08-31-2016, 04:56 PM   #33
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I installed the stainless steel screen on the furnace exhaust to keep the wasps out of my 2016 Classic. It Works great.
Unfortunately, I cannot find one to protect my Truma instant water heater. I called Truma and the young lady thought my inquiry into the possibility of obtaining a screen to cover the intake vent was odd and had never heard of such a thing.
Any ideas folks?
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Old 09-08-2016, 09:34 AM   #34
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Maybe you can adapt something. My Atwood wh is open enough you can at least hose the flue out or knock out the nest with a screw driver or something.

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Old 09-08-2016, 10:03 AM   #35
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I've had good results with the RV accy's screens such as AWCHIEF posted...but I'd make a recommendation.... Use clear plastic tubing (1/4" works) to split down it's side and slip onto the base of the screen to prevent the screen from chafeing the side of your airstream's aluminum/clearcoat.
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Old 09-08-2016, 01:19 PM   #36
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Furnace used so seldom it would be hard to remember to remove anything stuffed in.
Old aluminum screens re-purposed for vents, should be oversize for tube to allow air to flow freely..
Stainless scrub pads not a good idea, due to rust and brass scrubbers need to be checked with a magnet, found the last batch of brass rusted like the stainless it was replacing.
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Old 10-05-2016, 09:04 PM   #37
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Camping World has several different sizes of wire mesh screens for water heaters, furnaces, and frig vents. I kept getting all sorts of bugs in the frig compartment outside. Put the 3 mesh screens on the bottom openings and its great. Water heater has one that sticks out somewhat but its not very noticeable and works great too.
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Old 10-06-2016, 04:32 AM   #38
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I use the blue painters tape on the inside of the screens. No issue taking off, no residue and never had wasps or anything else get in.



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