Roof vent cleaning (Omnivent)

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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    I have been asked by MrsShiftZZ for some suggestions as to how I am going to clean the space between the fly screen and the roof vent, Flies and other bits have got caught between them (when the vent was open)

    Mrs ShiftZZ tells me that she can see no obvious way of taking the fly mesh thingy away and before she allows me to get anywhere near it she suggested that a very very nice intelligent funster may know the answer. This is her quest before I have ago with a very large screwdriver and a lump hammer..

    Thoughts
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    screwdriver and lump hammer :Eeek:... bit drastic Dave.

    Sharp Stanley knife around the edge of the mesh should do the job on a permanent basis....never need removing again. :thumb:

    But seriously, don't know without seeing it but you may need to unscrew the inner frame and remove it complete with fly mesh
     
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  3. Ralph-n-Bev

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    Hi there shiftzzzzy , Ralph took the plastic outer cover off ( 4screws) then took the wing nut off he thinks there were some more screws to take the fly screen off. All done from inside the van.
    Then I scrubbed it with some soapy washing up liquid water. Its like a net in a frame. Dried it off with a towel then he put it all back together. All you need is a Phillips screwdriver:thumb:
    We bought a new one eventually though as the lid was very uv damaged , the new one let a lot more light in.
    The new one ( £43 approx , Johns x eBay ) was very easy to fit.
    Just tie your beard up when your up on the roof so you don't trap it:Rofl1:
     
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  4. Techno

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    I ripped mine out and fitted a Heki :thumb:
    Easy job, better product
     
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  5. rangitira

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    Angle Grinder dear boy:Smile:



    Toughen up Funster!!:RollEyes:
     
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  6. TheTwoOfUs

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    Do you really need to remove the mesh? Try blowing them out by using a hairdryer from the inside.:thumb:
     
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  7. Daveo2006

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    Or a hoover with blower option.You may even be able to decrease the hose right down somehow so as to get a better jet of air.
     
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  8. Bailey58

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    Maybe I'm missing something, usually quite easy for me, but why can't you close the fly screen, open the roof vent and hoover the bits from on top the roof, works for me. :Smile:

    Edit: On a second read it appears your fly screen doesn't slide like mine.
     
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  9. Ralph-n-Bev

    Ralph-n-Bev Funster

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    Ours was the one over the kitchen area. It looked very grubby as well as having flies and bugs stuck to it. Probably with it being open when doing bacon sarnies etc. we had done the Hoover thing to no avail. Hence the dismantling .:thumb:
     
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  10. grumps147

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    When you do it, can you let us know what the successful method was please, and if unscrewing/dismantling anything to be careful of.
     
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  12. Ralph-n-Bev

    Ralph-n-Bev Funster

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    Ralph dismantled ours in the above way without " busting it " .
    It wasn't hard, even I could have done it:RollEyes:
     
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