Well now, this is very timely stuff, Con. And welcome back. Speaking of vents and fans, just yesterday I began cleaning up the old Dometic 3-way fridge
originally installed in my Burro
. It's been sitting out in the shed. I had ripped it out of its ugly burro
nest when gutting the interior. (Fortunately, wasps had left.) Then removed a very cumbersome exhaust fan and a large leaky lower vent, and patched over their holes. These appliances seemed at the time so ugly, heavy, and disfunctional I never thought twice about it.
Today I am looking the fridge
over, cleaning it up, and will soon find out if it works. So I just might consider a re-installation, which means I would require a new exhaust fan and vent system. Hmmm.
By the way, against your advice, I made a rock guard, from wood. It was the cheapest way to go. Home Depot had very nice, strong, white plastic sheeting but only in 4x8 ft sheets for $26. I picked out a piece of 1/8" thick plywood and some clear 1x3" scraps from their junk bin for a total of $1.56, and painted them. Figure I'll just repaint again if I get tired of what I see. Made hinges from left over metal scraps and even made two screw-in latches. They screw in to a threaded insert underneath.