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Old 02-06-2012, 05:33 AM   #1
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I wanted to make sure that I had no mud daubers or other critters in my UHaul furnace exhaust while it is stored, but I noted that the stainless steel covers are about $17 at an RV place. At the Dollar Tree I noted that they carry a set of two stainless sink strainers for $1. The larger of the two fits perfectly. You could attach it with a steel spring. I chose to use an eye bolt with the ring around the divider in the exhaust port and a wing nut to hold it tight.

You can use the little strainer in your sink.
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Excellent idea, I had to clean the mud daubers out of our vent when we bought our Uhaul.
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Next problem, how to keep wasp nests out of the swamp cooler cover???
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Next problem, how to keep wasp nests out of the swamp cooler cover???
My solution to that is the swamp cooler is getting replaced with a Fantastic fan.
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The other problem---

Dirt daubers can also enter the furnace intake and build nests deep inside the intake plentim. ( happened to me ) The result is that insufficient air gets to the burner. This causes the igniter to carbon up and quit working. Thus it is importanr to cover the intake as well as the exhaust.
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I did a similar thing by using aluminum screening from our Ace Hardware. I cut it to fit behind the louvered vent on the stove vent and the old furnace vent. I took off the vent cover, put the screen behind it, and screwed the vent back on. They were willing to cut a piece off a large roll, so I didn't get stuck with a lot of extra screening. No problems since I did this 4 years ago!
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The other problem---

Dirt daubers can also enter the furnace intake and build nests deep inside the intake plentim. ( happened to me ) The result is that insufficient air gets to the burner. This causes the igniter to carbon up and quit working. Thus it is importanr to cover the intake as well as the exhaust.
Good point. I believe that on my furnace the intake and exhaust are concentric.
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Tom: You're correct on the concentric intake & exhaust. I'm probably going to eventually replace our swamp cooler with a fantastic fan. Let me know how it works out, I'll let you do it first. Bob
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Tom: You're correct on the concentric intake & exhaust. I'm probably going to eventually replace our swamp cooler with a fantastic fan. Let me know how it works out, I'll let you do it first. Bob

I already bought it, it is waiting in line for the rebuilt windows to put themselves in. I got the 5000 model with the thermostat thinking it would be a convenience. I notice that Fantastic Vent has also introduced their own cover that allows use in the rain.
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I wanted to make sure that I had no mud daubers or other critters in my UHaul furnace exhaust while it is stored, but I noted that the stainless steel covers are about $17 at an RV place. At the Dollar Tree I noted that they carry a set of two stainless sink strainers for $1. The larger of the two fits perfectly. You could attach it with a steel spring. I chose to use an eye bolt with the ring around the divider in the exhaust port and a wing nut to hold it tight.

You can use the little strainer in your sink.
What type of furnace do you have I have a suburban GT-10D in my VT
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What type of furnace do you have I have a suburban GT-10D in my VT
Roger, I'm not even sure. It is the original and has "UHaul" stamped in the face plate.
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Our CT has a DuoTherm furnace, the ID tag says 12750 btu output.
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