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Old 08-21-2009, 01:02 PM   #1
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Does anyone know where I can get a new plastic roof vent cover for the Boler 13? My 1974 Boler roof vent seems to be about 10 by 10 inches, not the 14 inches in the modern ones. It still covers the roof vent, but has a couple of missing bits on the overlapping edges which let rain in during heavy downpours (not normal rain, thank goodness).

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Old 08-21-2009, 01:17 PM   #2
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I had a similar problem. I just bought a 14x14 inch one. I cut hole bigger with Jig Saw and installed new one. Much easier.
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:29 PM   #3
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If you want to read a number of posts on this same topic, search for a thread I started on it about six months ago.

Upshot is that only one company makes the 9" x 9" vent to match the size of the original Hehr Boler one, and it is (unfortunately) pretty cheesy. It's made by Elixir.

So many folks, like Chester, have enlarged the hole and gone 14" x 14"

Coming from the boating world, I have to say that even the 14" x 14" ones I've seen are a tad on the "un-sturdy" side, but at least they are better than the aforementioned 9 x 9, and you do have a number of choices and also replacement parts are readily available.

If you are looking for a low, flat, metal topped one, Vintage Trailer Supply has one of the big vent companies making one for them with a flat, metal vintage-looking top (in the 14 x 14 size).

One the less heavy marine hatches would be very sturdy, but probably overkill and more expensive as well.

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Old 08-21-2009, 01:31 PM   #4
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Actually, if your current vent cover has a couple of "missing bits," it probably isn't the (usual) original Hehr vent. I say this because those are metal and are probably unlikely to have chips missing. Maybe you already have the Elixir vent, or some completely different one(?)

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There's one nearly at the very bottom of the page here, maybe it will work for you?
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Old 08-21-2009, 02:55 PM   #6
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Hi Donna,

That looks like it's the Elixir we talked about in the former thread I mentioned. It's a rather flimsy vent (someone here - I think Peter - has gone through a series of them). I have one on my Boler, and although it's hanging in there, it's nothing I would purchase on purpose.

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Hi Donna,

That looks like it's the Elixir we talked about in the former thread I mentioned. It's a rather flimsy vent (someone here - I think Peter - has gone through a series of them). I have one on my Boler, and although it's hanging in there, it's nothing I would purchase on purpose.

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