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Old 02-12-2013, 07:40 AM   #1
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Preventing the rodent super highway

I am getting ready to re install the duct work for the furnace. before dismantling the mice had been using this as a highway for high speed commuting from one end of the trailer to the other. I noticed that there are holes in the bottom of the duct that match holes in the floor. one at front into the water tank compartment. I assume to keep the water from freezing. but there are two at the back that don't seem to go anywhere in particular. any idea what these were for?

Any reason I should not put some wire mesh over the holes between the floor and the duct to help prevent the rodents using it?
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The holes in the back could be for heating the black and gray tanks.
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I would imagine that as long as the mesh is metal and doesn't restrict the flow that there would be no issue at all with that. It's a great idea, I'm going to do it to mine when I put the bathroom back together!
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Oh, I like that . . . mesh out the tank heat tubes. Good idea! Thanks! I'll do it at the clamp site.
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Oh, I like that . . . mesh out the tank heat tubes. Good idea! Thanks! I'll do it at the clamp site.
So are there some kind of tubes that run from the back holes to the waste tanks?
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So are there some kind of tubes that run from the back holes to the waste tanks?
For my trailer, there are two 2" tubes that come off the heat ducts and go into the belly to heat the tanks. The one I removed was not screened at the factory.
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For my trailer, there are two 2" tubes that come off the heat ducts and go into the belly to heat the tanks. The one I removed was not screened at the factory.
so is that one tube for gray and one for black tank?
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so is that one tube for gray and one for black tank?
One is for fresh water and one, I believe, is shared between the black and gray. Both would be rodent tunnels.
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