Vents on or off?

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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    What is the current thinking about fridge & cooker vents, should they be on or off in the summer/winter?
     
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    Off except in cold weather.
     
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    On in winter, off in summer Hilda. If my memory serves me right off when temp above 10c (but my rememberer is broke) :Rofl1:
     
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    Yes, 10 degrees C is supposed to be the figure. Your 'rememberer' isn't as broke as you thought. :Wink:
     
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    I agree, the info with my fridge says off above 10c:thumb:
     
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    Just looked at the manual "The covers may be fitted when the outside temperature is below approx 10 deg C and should be fitted when thee temperature is below the freezing point. We suggest that you fit the winter covers in the case that the vehicle is laid up during the winter months".
     
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    Is that the same for ovens?
    As in the original question, I can understand the fridge bit, but ovens?
     
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    Does that mean that we need them all year round in Scotland? :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    never seen them on oven vents and my oven vent is just a small round one.
    now the water heater ones i have seen with vent covers on but only if not using gas i suppose it keeps the rodents out of the flue in winter .
     
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    I have a vent on my oven and it is a big one. I put the cover on when it's really cold in the hope of keeping the warmth in
     
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    Anyone ever vented their spleen?:Wink:
     
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    Both of our vents are off in the summer (even in Scotland the weather can get hot :Cool:) and then clip them back on towards the end of autumn or when it gets cooler.

    Rule of thumb for us is, if Margaret needs her bed socks on, then the covers go back on to the vents:thumb:
    Bill
     
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    hard to come by good rememberers

    ive a good un

    its as fresh as it was 39 years ago

    remembers every error i have made

    seems the rememberer is on mono settings

    stereo seems to have stopped working

    still its to late to get another up to speed

    must go matrons finished tea and i must attend to

    the utensiles:Rofl1::Blush::thumb:
     
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    And if you've got them, might as well put them on when your washing the van:thumb:
     
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    Vents

    No vent covers came with van,I assume they're just used in cold weather to keep inside warmer.Or are there other technical reasons to fit them,if so I'll think about buying some,
     
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    They make the fridge more efficient or even work if the ambient is down to freezing:thumb:
     
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    There were none with our van when we bought it so I bought a set. Plenty of stockists and not all that dear so well worth it.
     
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    We don't have an oven as such, but do have a high-level mini-grill which has a winter cover that matches the fridge ones. However, we don't normally use the grill, so the vent cover stays on all the time. Guess we'd take it off in the summer if we were using the grill, but no idea how necessary it is - on or off? :Doh:
     
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    We have a high-level grill (aka the bread worrier!), it doesn't need the very large vent that is fitted in the van (same type as fridge vent) but we put this down to the fact that earlier models of our van (Chausson Flash 04) and other Chausson vans, had a mini oven/grill and the large vent would have been needed for ventilation for the oven as it would obviously have got much hotter/be on for longer than a grill. As the vent is way over the top we have slightly cut down a standard fridge vent to go on it which is left in place all the time and which still allows a bit of ventilation, but blocks out most of it and the draughts that go with it! :Eeek:

    We fit our winter vents in winter funnily enough ... :thumb:
     
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