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Old 08-15-2013, 07:59 AM   #421
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SHOE STORAGE









Besides the dividers in the tote, I need to fill in the approx. 1" between the floor and top of the U brackets so the tote slides in and out easily.
All you need to fill that gap is a single piece of square tubing the same size as the U brackets, running lengthwise from one bracket to the other.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:41 AM   #422
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Thanks Pro,
I think that's exactly what I'll do! I'll check Home Depot or Lowes tomorrow for that piece.
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:43 PM   #423
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Brian and I did one small project. The problem was shoes gathering at the door. We removed the drawer and hardware just inside the door (under the dinette seat). We just happened to have a Sterilite Tote that fits exactly in the space between the bench supports (the U shaped legs) - The tote will easily hold at least 4 pairs of shoes. I still need to put dividers in the tote. Note: the tote is WAY bigger than that little drawer!









Besides the dividers in the tote, I need to fill in the approx. 1" between the floor and top of the U brackets so the tote slides in and out easily.

This is an A+++ upgrade - shoes scattered around the door drives me crazy! Cost: FREE! - I already had the tote!
For the dividers you might be able to use a couple of pieces of plastic canvas. If you cut two pieces so they interlock it might work perfectly fine and it's a very light weight product.
Darice Stiff Plastic Canvas 7 Count 12"X18"-Clear & plastic canvas at Joann.com

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Old 09-06-2013, 10:43 PM   #424
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:07 PM   #425
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Subscribed. Some great ideas here!

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Old 09-21-2013, 12:40 AM   #426
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All you need to fill that gap is a single piece of square tubing the same size as the U brackets, running lengthwise from one bracket to the other.
...or, PVC pipe ...much easier to work with, cheaper, and only need it to fill the dead space.
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:40 AM   #427
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I just replaced the loud stock fan in my range hood with a quiet 12V computer case fan, and the not very bright stock light with LED pads.

This was a very easy upgrade, total cost $30.

The key thing - a 200 Millimeter Cooler Master Computer Case Fan fit perfectly in the fan opening in the range hood. It is also 12V just like the old fan, but it's much quieter, and it seems to move plenty of air. Cost was $16.

To install the new fan, first I removed the fan casing (super easy, just four philips screws) and then removed the old fan. Then I sealed the edge around the opening in the fan casing with foam window sealing tape, then I attached the new fan with four bolts and nuts. I used a little bit of duct tape to seal the holes in the fan casing where the old motor was mounted.

I removed the old incandescent bulb and holder, added a reflector made out of a scrap of aluminum I had laying around, and attached the new LED pads to the reflector. I had two LED pads laying around from when I replaced all my interior lights - I think they cost about $5 each.

The only remaining step was wiring the new fan and LED pads into the existing wiring and re-installing the fan housing.

Total time less than one hour - the range hood lighting is now much brighter and more usable, and the fan is nearly silent.

The pictures below are several views of the fan housing just prior to re-installing it in my trailer.
I tried this yesterday with the 168 cfm model. Nice and quiet, but doesn't pull enough air to even open the stainless exhaust flap much at all. Took it back out. The search continues for a quiet fan.
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Old 09-21-2013, 09:28 AM   #428
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Ours is much quieter with the "custom" flap holder installed.

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Yup, I use a wad of no slip shelf liner to hold mine open. But it still doesn't move nearly enough air. On high it moves less than low speed with the stock fan.
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Where did you get that Bob?????

Must be one of those new high tech items from the far east?

Maybe you should patent an aluminium version for the American market.

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Old 09-21-2013, 11:47 AM   #432
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I tried this yesterday with the 168 cfm model. Nice and quiet, but doesn't pull enough air to even open the stainless exhaust flap much at all. Took it back out. The search continues for a quiet fan.
I installed a 12v variable rheostat switch mounted on the cover plate for the fan switch. It allows you to regulate the fan speed (and noise) based upon how much air/smoke you need to ventilate. Not totally quiet but better than full blast all the time. Switch and knob available at Radioshack.
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Old 09-21-2013, 02:16 PM   #433
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I installed a 12v variable rheostat switch mounted on the cover plate for the fan switch. It allows you to regulate the fan speed (and noise) based upon how much air/smoke you need to ventilate. Not totally quiet but better than full blast all the time. Switch and knob available at Radioshack.
Can you say more about how you did this? Does the fan still turn on when you move the lever that raises the vent, and the rheostat dials the speed down from max? Or does the lever only open the vent now, without turning the fan on?
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I don't have any vent lever to open the vent, it's a manual operation, similar to what Robert Cross does in his previous post. The vent is latched from outside. Once unlatched, the fan opens the flap with the forced air it blows. The clothes pin helps to remind you that the vent is unlatched before you travel.
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