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Old 05-22-2012, 11:54 AM   #1
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Refrigerator Flame Baffle

This post is in response to the following private message I received:

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In November 2011 you posted on a thread:

"Put an air filter element in the outside refrigerator vent door to prevent wind buffeting while enroute from blowing out the gas flame (I never remove mine)."

Can you share with me exactly what type of air filter element you are using and where you buy it? Also, how do you fasten it to the door of the refrigerator? A picture of your installation would be greatly appreciated.
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Since others may be interested in the photos, I've posted them publicly below. The filter material used was purchased from either Lowe's or Home Depot. It is an air filter material kind of like a large "Scotch Brite" pad, which I cut down to EXACTLY fit the vent opening. It is held in place on the bottom and sides between the refrigerator door stop phalanges and framing; and at the top by the door hinge and frame.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:07 PM   #2
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Good idea, now all I have to do is to get my frig working on gas and I will be all set.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:24 PM   #3
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That is exactly the filter that I've been using in my fridge vent for the past dozen years, got it at Home Depot, and cut to fit. It seems to be the right combination of thick enough to serve as the baffle, yet open enough to not cause over-heating. I vacuum in every now and then, and remove it on arrival at my destination, especially if it's warm weather. I have forgotten to remove it, but no apparent harm. It stopped all of the problems with blowout. I used vinyl-wrapped wire, forming an "X" in the opening to prevent "fall-in".
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:16 PM   #4
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Dometic has a baffle kit they will supply for free, available at any dealer.

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That is exactly the filter that I've been using in my fridge vent for the past dozen years, got it at Home Depot, and cut to fit. It seems to be the right combination of thick enough to serve as the baffle, yet open enough to not cause over-heating. I vacuum in every now and then, and remove it on arrival at my destination, especially if it's warm weather. I have forgotten to remove it, but no apparent harm. It stopped all of the problems with blowout. I used vinyl-wrapped wire, forming an "X" in the opening to prevent "fall-in".
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:36 PM   #5
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I didn't know that. The filter was only about $2 for two of them back when.
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:20 PM   #6
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WOW, this is great info!!!!! One of the reasons I LOVE this forum is because of the great info. My refrigerator works great when I'm sitting still. Propane and plugged in it cools down to about 38 degrees but when I am driving on the road the LP flashes and it won't cool. I am going to try the air filter baffle and see what happens. Thanks so very much for posting the pictures!!!!

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