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Old 02-18-2014, 05:14 PM   #1
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Question Furnace outlet not working

Camping on Table Rock Lake in Missouri in our 36RL. It's been pretty cold here. For some reason the furnace outlet in the bedroom has stopped blowing hot air. (My wife says she wishes that would happen to me). The other outlets are working fine. I pulled the grate off and hit a dead end. Any suggestions as to how I should approach repairing this problem?
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:19 PM   #2
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Camping on Table Rock Lake in Missouri in our 36RL. It's been pretty cold here. For some reason the furnace outlet in the bedroom has stopped blowing hot air. (My wife says she wishes that would happen to me). The other outlets are working fine. I pulled the grate off and hit a dead end. Any suggestions as to how I should approach repairing this problem?
Grandpa, most likely the vent hose came off your plenum. To access it, you'll need to take down the garage drivers side wall behind your valves. You'll need a S2 square bit socket for your drill and some real metal backed duct tape. Once you reattach the duct hose to the plenum, tear 2 inch pieces of the duct tape and work your way around the vent hose, sealing all air penetrations. I also found holes in some of the hoses and ducted taped those. Good luck. Vic
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:46 PM   #3
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I actually had the same problem after taking delivery of my 31sl. Took it back to the dealer, they said it was fixed, happened again during the next trip, decided to fix it myself. Took the basement wall down as suggested, it had come loose but mine had a flat metal piece attached to duct so I managed to screw it up into the vent box then used aluminum tape and secured it accordingly. Wow, now fixed correctly.
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:00 PM   #4
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Mine did the same thing on our current trip. Did as others have stated. The duct had fallen off of the plenum. I duc taped it back but will place a piece of sheet metal under it and screw it to the bulk head frame work when we return home.
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Old 02-25-2014, 02:45 PM   #5
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I have only had my 36rl a week, was checking things over found the same , I cut two 1x 1/2 x15 strips of wood and srewed to frame but were is the insulation in the bath deck it states in book and website has any one looked check it out, srewes would not hold in thin floor duct
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:54 AM   #6
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That happened to me also in my 36RL. The insulated duct had fallen loose. Had to remove the wall in the storage compartment and reinstall the duct.
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:05 AM   #7
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Think that has happened to at least 50%, why they thought duct tape would stick to a heated duct?
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Old 02-27-2014, 01:17 PM   #8
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I have used duct tape numerous times on furnace ducts and dryer ducts with no problem. Good tape put on properly should stay on for many years
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:00 PM   #9
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Wasn't that what duct tape was invented for before it became a universal fix ?

Na - I agree, I don't think duct tape was ever designed to hold the duct together, just to seal it. I think you are always supposed to screws, then duct tape.
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Had the furnace and ductwork replaced in an older house and a complete heat A/C system installed in a new one. Very few screws used on the ducts. Mostly to attach ducts to registers. " Another variation is heat-resistant duct tape useful for sealing heating/ventilation/air-conditioning (HVAC) ducts, produced because standard duct tape fails quickly when used on heating ducts. There is
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