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kerry4951

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Posted: 05/17/12 11:46am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had some aluminum radiator screen (from Lowes) lying around from another project that I did. After checking out that water heater and frig insect screens would cost me about $50, I decided to just make my own. The screening is alot heavier than standard screen so it bends and forms very well. It holds its shape nicely. Since its radiator screening, its painted with heat resistance paint so it should be able to hold up to heat coming from the water heater exhaust. On the frig vent I secured the screens with plastic cable ties. On the water heater vent I fastened with 4 small bolts/nuts due to any heat. I already had factory screens on my furnace vents so that area was already protected.
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looks like a factory installed option! Great job!

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Nice work. I did something similar with extra solar screen I had laying around. The critters are already out in full force this spring


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Excellent idea!


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Nice!


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gitpicker2009 wrote:

looks like a factory installed option! Great job!


Hmmmm, I'm not so sure - looks better than factory to me [emoticon]

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Might still be enough space for small, web making spiders. The trick I was told when I bought my camper was to add pieces of a dog flea & tick collar to those areas.


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Where is the order form?


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Wish ours had it, But here in the south theres not many radiator's. So I may look at ordering some from somewhere else.

Great job and thanks or posting this. I have been meaning to get this done. But have not gotten around to it.
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Super_Dave wrote:

Might still be enough space for small, web making spiders. The trick I was told when I bought my camper was to add pieces of a dog flea & tick collar to those areas.


Been doing that for years in the fridge area... It works!!! T-10


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