What is this please?

terryandelaine

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Well the mh is now in our yard and we are cleaning it and getting to know it inside out.
On the roof there was what looked like a plastic Christmas pudding bowl painted white with air holes drilled around the edges. It was cracked and broken so we have removed it and underneath is what looks like a flue. Can anyone identify what is visible below the hole please? We can't get to it from the inside.
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Crumbs, what is underneath it inside the van? Is it over the Truma fire?
 
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The truma fire is at the other side of the van with it's own flue.
Underneath it is a kitchen cupboard with a round hole in the bottom panel. There is no cover over the hole.
 

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How old's the van? Probably the flue from the Aga that doubled for cooking and heating years ago!
 

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Do you have an extractor fan over the cooker? If so, could it be the outlet for that?
 
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No extractor fan.
Need to know if we can cap it off or if it's needs a flue.
 
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Thanks for that Buckby. Will google it and see what kind of vent or cover it needs.
 
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Thank you all for your help and suggestions. Have messaged the guy we bought the van from, waiting to hear back from him. He went to live in Spain a few days after we picked the van up. Have put a temporary cover over it for now but need a permanent solution.
 
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Former owner says its the kitchen steam vent.
Grateful if any one can confirm if this is correct. Would steam vent have a heatsink?
Is it safe for steam to be passing near wires?
Apparently cover on roof was an old tv point?!
 
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There two cables on the right look pretty big - they would be supplying rather than controlling whatever was there. Looking at those cables I would guess something like a heating element or something similar. Why it would have been there I don't know.
 
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It appears to be mains-powered. If that is the case you need to isolate it by disconnecting any power supply to it as it is already a fire risk. It must be possible to access it from inside - it was installed & wired at some point? Once it is disconnected from the mains I would cap the roof rather than fit a cowl.
 
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No extractor fan visible but it may have had one in the past.
Thanks NickNic and Tony for your help and advice. Will have a closer look this weekend as can't get to it from inside without taking cupboards apart.
 
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