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    Posted: 04 Oct 2018 at 4:03pm
Stove range Vent.

This is a mod I have not seen anybody else do yet, but is surprisingly easy and quick to do.  I quickly tired of opening the window and running the fantastic fan while cooking breakfast.  Nothing worse than freezing my butt off while cooking the pancakes!!!

I moved the stove back against the wall and eliminated the dead space behind it, added a range vent that vents into the refrigerator vent space and added some prep space in front of the stove.  It took all of 6 hours from start to finish including making the custom cutting the board.  I will be adding a piece of stainless steel backsplash to protect the wall.   I will probably just glue it to the luan, though in theory I should put in some spacers so it is not touching the wall.


Drill a hole in the wall with 4.25" hole saw cut in 1/2 piece of plywood, mark hole,
drill hole
slip in 4" louvered dryer vent, cut off extra part that goes through hole
staple plywood to camper from inside
screw vent to plywood.
insulate the refrigerator compartment when you realize it is only seperated from the inside of camper by 3/16" luan!!

Buy Heng industries 20" stainless steel rear vented rv 12V hood.
Modify to vent downwards using HVAC boot, small piece of metal, and some tape.
Use 4" elbow to direct out of the vent.
Take off the puck light and wire to the fan.

Moving the stove is even easier:

Just remove cover, undo 4 holes, remove stove (undoing the gas flare joint makes this easier, though not strickly necessary)

cut new hole by measuring old by drilling four corners and using a jigsaw,
bend the flexible copper pipe a little bit, plunk stove in new hole
screw in stove, test gas if you disconnected with some soapy water.
cover old hole.

All Done!!

notes: If you like to use plug in appliances, move vent a few inches further over from where I placed so you can get at the outlet.

Also I am venting into the refrigerator space, which is NOT going to pass code, but I could not come up with a use case that would cause problems, especially since the vent is louvered.  You could easily vent right through the wall and it would work better with more airflow.  I have had problems with dust getting into my old camper through the vents on rough Utah roads despite the louver, so I decided on the refrigerator compartment.  



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