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Old 07-25-2007, 11:17 AM   #1
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ref. scoop

so call me cheap, call me frugal, but the previous owner in his quest to gut our trailer busted out the scoop for the fridge vent. We're ordering a new fridge, but need a scoop. I see them new for tons of money, and have found used ones that are still around or over a 100 bucks. Is there any reason a scoop can't be built out of a hardboard, sheet metal, or lexan or some other type of flexable material that can be sealed air tight? I'm having a hard time justifying something that expensive that won't be seen if I can build something that suites the same purpose for a fraction of the cost.
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Sure. Also, you can make it slimmer if you build it into the wall. Needs to be about 100 sq inches cross section.
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wall

so did the original scoop use the outside wall as part of the chimney or was it a full tube. I was under the assuption that it was a c shaped channel, but never having seen more than pictures I wasn't sure.
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I believe the original mounted on the inside wall, and was a channel as you describe. It was about 5" deep and 22 inches wide, I think.

My trailer didn't have one, so I needed to build one from scratch.
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Sure. Also, you can make it slimmer if you build it into the wall. Needs to be about 100 sq inches cross section.
Thanks for the photos. Very clean.

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