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Old 05-25-2007, 10:59 AM   #15
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Well folks you wont believe this....

I had left the tarp over the trailer because one of the vents is leaking. Well today I was looking on roof of trailer and I noticed some branches had fallen on the roof,upon doing a walk around I notice that a two good size branchs on the ground about 6 inches round five feet long one in the front one in the rear . SO I pulled the tarp off to inspect and to my horror I find THIS:










I need help who can I get to fix this I think home owners will pay but who can fix airstream bodys in New Hampshire .
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Old 05-25-2007, 11:13 AM   #16
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Ouch

Not what we normally think of as a wind fall! Sorry to see that! When you get back to it, you can use square computer type cooling fans in square ducts.
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Old 05-25-2007, 11:23 AM   #17
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Thanks didnt think of that..

I have some 120 mill 3cu fans from some computer build I have done bet they would work great. But need to know how I am going to handle the damage to trailer first...
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Old 05-25-2007, 11:52 AM   #18
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Now I blew out the fire chamber with compess air,cleaned the ignition electroids off . Is there anything else I should check to clean ?
You cannot blow air through the combustion chamber to clean it out, with any degree of success.

You "MUST" remove the furnace, take out the burner log, tap on the combustion chamber with a small hammer, then tilt the chamber back and forth until you empty all the dirt and rust.

Secondly, blowing air into the combustion chamber, has been known to "rupture" the chamber, rendering it useless.

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Old 05-25-2007, 12:04 PM   #19
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Mrcrowley,

Don't know about New Hampshire, but Colin Hyde of GSM Vehicles is in Plattsburg, NY.

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I had left the tarp over the trailer because one of the vents is leaking. Well today I was looking on roof of trailer and I noticed some branches had fallen on the roof,upon doing a walk around I notice that a two good size branchs on the ground about 6 inches round five feet long one in the front one in the rear . SO I pulled the tarp off to inspect and to my horror I find THIS:










I need help who can I get to fix this I think home owners will pay but who can fix airstream bodys in New Hampshire .
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Old 05-25-2007, 01:06 PM   #20
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You cannot blow air through the combustion chamber to clean it out, with any degree of success.

You "MUST" remove the furnace, take out the burner log, tap on the combustion chamber with a small hammer, then tilt the chamber back and forth until you empty all the dirt and rust.

Secondly, blowing air into the combustion chamber, has been known to "rupture" the chamber, rendering it useless.

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Well luckly I did not rupture it it works fine my problem now is skin damage..
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Old 05-25-2007, 03:32 PM   #21
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That's almost enough to make a grown man cry. My sympathies..!!
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Old 05-25-2007, 07:28 PM   #22
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That's almost enough to make a grown man cry. My sympathies..!!
Well good news is found a Airstream dealer 40 miles away in lebenan maine who will do it . AND sence the trailer is my moms yard it will be covered under her home insurence. I most likly will be able to get a new vent fan out all this and the front had a small dent allready in the same spot the branch hit so kind of a blessing ... Hey if I can get a polish job that would awsome.
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