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Old 08-16-2004, 07:38 AM   #1
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hole has been cut in floor under frig

There is a hole about 12" x 12" cut in the floor under our frig. Does anyone know why. I have doubts that it is needed.


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Mine has one too. I have seen pictures with others having it as well. I think that is for air intake for the gas furnace. sort of a chimney effect, heated air and gas rises through the duct/vent above and sucks in cool fresh air from the hole in the floor.


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Close. The hole is to feed the cooler fresh air to the refer only. The furnace will pull outside air in and exhaust it through the furnace inlet/outlet. This is how the did it before they started to go with the louvered doors. I like the hole in the floor better, personally it makes more sense. The Air under the trailer WILL be cooler than the air alongside the trailer, so the refer will have a better draw for cooling IMHO.
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might add that all of the vintage trailers i have seen with this feature had hardware cloth (heavy screening) covering the opening to keep the kritters out.

you call them ferrets, i call them weasels.
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Oops, that's what I get for typing and reading email and listening to office scuttle first thing. Meant fridge. And BTW, that hardware cloth only keeps out mammals. Does not work on wasps, yellow jackets and hornets.

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