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Re: FoamStream...

Postby DaddyJeep » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:34 am

I am planning a similar vent, although more complicated. I was going to run tubing down from a plenum under the kitchen cabinets and use a computer fan to draw the cool air in from underneath.
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Re: FoamStream...

Postby tony.latham » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:29 pm

GPW wrote:Now then , we need to find a Fan for ventilation , and it Can’t go in the roof, that would most assuredly leak … I’m thinking right in the back wall across from the mini galley … and then it needs to be able to close for all the rain around here … I’ve been thinking a window fan might be a better idea …??? Not sure … :NC

WE’d planned on some floor vents made of Stainless steel sink strainers and some foam corks for them .. That way cool air could enter on the floor and hot air could go out the highest vent ( a chimney effect, sorta’ ) Critters couldn’t get in , but air could ... ;)


My first (commercially built) teardrop had two 4" vents in the galley with a computer fan in the bulkhead. We'd open both square-foot door windows and turn the fan on. It wasn't nearly enough. It was one of those issues that flipped me into the DIY mode.

When it's warm, you really really need to move some air.

None of the three roof-vent fans that I have installed leak. Nor should they.

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Re: FoamStream...

Postby GPW » Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:30 am

“ Nor should they. “ Lucky to live in Idaho …where it doesn’t rain Every day ... 8)
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Re: FoamStream...

Postby GPW » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:35 am

Well, after all that getting the FoamStream ready , now a Tropical Storm is headed directly for us … :frightened: But we’re ready to leave should it turn worse… ;) Thankfully the bad weather waited till we were finished the restoration … :worship:

Now in addition to the daily afternoon rains , it rained all night too … I really need to start thinking about a Foamie Boat too … And that’s been done very well already by Rowerwet … 8) A 12 footer “should" fit inside the FS … :thinking:

It’s going to be a Busy winter building season ….
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Re: FoamStream...

Postby GPW » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:20 pm

Storm Turned , so we dodged the bullet this time … Thoughts and prayers to those who will be affected !!! :worship:
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Re: FoamStream...

Postby GPW » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:27 am

Today , all these storms in the Atlantic … made me GLAD the Trailer is ready to go , should we need it … :thumbsup: :D
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Re: FoamStream...

Postby Graniterich » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:29 am

When I lived in southern California, I told people that it was an earthquake kit on steroids!

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Re: FoamStream...

Postby GPW » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:57 am

Ah Haa !! Some Foamie Testing that we haven’t done yet … Earthquakes … :o
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Re: FoamStream...

Postby John61CT » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:36 pm

Bouncing along

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Hopping over the crevices. . .
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Re: FoamStream...

Postby GPW » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:54 pm

hahahaha :lol:
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Re: FoamStream...

Postby Don L. » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:33 pm

GPW wrote:Today , all these storms in the Atlantic … made me GLAD the Trailer is ready to go , should we need it … :thumbsup: :D


I had that same thought! Although in reality we are far enough from the coast that it's better to be in the house.

But... last Sunday and Monday the weather forecasts were predicting 20" +/- rain , that would cause a lot of problems. We lucked out. Pray for folks in NC!
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Re: FoamStream...

Postby GPW » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:02 am

Don , my younger brother (65) ,his family , and my 95 year old Mom and Dad live in NC … :worship:
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Re: FoamStream...

Postby Don L. » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:17 pm

I hope they are alright GPW! That looks like an unfathomable amount of rain and water! No pun intended, I just can't imagine.
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Re: FoamStream...

Postby GPW » Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:02 pm

Thanks Don , Everyone seems OK …. Even got their power on 12 hours after it went off .. Took us 3 weeks to get the power back on after Katrina … :o
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Re: FoamStream...

Postby HMK » Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:14 pm

I'm glad your family is ok.
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