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Old 03-24-2011, 04:53 PM   #1
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Is a stove vent really needed?

I am restoring a '65 Safari.
My stove vent cover (plastic) is cracked and leaking.
The stove vent fan-motor is rusty and rotates with difficulty.

I know there are good quality replacement covers and I can replace the fan-motor with
the old roof vent fan-motor that I removed when I installed a new Fantastic-Fan.

My question is:
Is a stove vent and fan really needed?

We don't do much greasy cooking but do cook a lot with water,
Soups, pasta, rice, coffee and tea etc.

Would the Fantastic-Fan roof vent fan be sufficient?

After all, the roof vent fan is all that controls the humidity from the shower.
We live and do most of our camping in the dry west not the southeast.

Thanks for your opinions.
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:10 PM   #2
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I'd think that the stove fan removes hot air too. I think that the venting in the bathrooms is insufficient to begin with.
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:32 PM   #3
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I would keep it. I too don't do much greasy cooking. I do use it to directly remove odors or humidity from cooking when I cook indoors. Bottom line, it is nice to have when needed. It didn't take much time to get mine range hood up to snuf. Maybe a half day paint and all. My .02 :-)
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:48 PM   #4
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It's the PROPANE, not the grease you need to worry about. Propane is heavier than air, so without a fan cranking it out, you'll have a pretty good buildup inside - pretty fast. A little grease or steam won't kill you... a little too much carbon monoxide from the propane will.

Vent the stove. You could replace the cracked and leaking vent cover with stainless steel.

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Old 03-24-2011, 06:59 PM   #5
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We got rid of the vent on our 65 Safari. Like yours it did not work and I installed new Zip Dee awnings which would require a custom vent on the roof. I riveted a patch over the vent opening and it looks great. I should mention that we removed the oven in favor of a new cook top and more storage. We do 95% of our cooking outside on the infrared grill. Mostly just making coffee inside. We have camped in high humidity rain storms and in very cold December weather in northern Michigan and have never had a humidity problem inside the trailer. We, of course use our ceiling vents and they do the job. If you plan to cook more than 25% of the time in the trailer then I would repair the vent.
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:15 PM   #6
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We got rid of the vent on our 65 Safari. Like yours it did not work and I installed new Zip Dee awnings which would require a custom vent on the roof. I riveted a patch over the vent opening and it looks great. I should mention that we removed the oven in favor of a new cook top and more storage. We do 95% of our cooking outside on the infrared grill. Mostly just making coffee inside. We have camped in high humidity rain storms and in very cold December weather in northern Michigan and have never had a humidity problem inside the trailer. We, of course use our ceiling vents and they do the job. If you plan to cook more than 25% of the time in the trailer then I would repair the vent.
Nice redo of the interior. Looks very cozy. I'd never get rid of my oven. I didn't think I would use it at first but I use it almost every trip.
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I would keep it. I too don't do much greasy cooking. I do use it to directly remove odors or humidity from cooking when I cook indoors. Bottom line, it is nice to have when needed. It didn't take much time to get mine range hood up to snuf. Maybe a half day paint and all. My .02 :-)

So, what did you paint your hood with? We have a white one and want to paint it black ... Not sure if any old Krylon for metallic surfaces would work or not. As long as we have to take it down this weekend to fix the cabinets (bottom is sinking and won't hold any weight - maybe a bag of chips) ... we thought we'd make it consistent with the stove color ... any help would be appreciated!

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