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Old 04-28-2006, 06:42 AM   #1
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I have discovered a radom bunch of 1/4"-3/8" vertical slits in the gel coating above the water heater exhaust outlet. The area gets extremely hot with the heater running. I have to assume the damage is heat related.
Has anyone else seen this type of damage?
I plan on making a heat shield to deflect the exhaust away from this area.

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I have discovered a radom bunch of 1/4"-3/8" vertical slits in the gel coating above the water heater exhaust outlet. The area gets extremely hot with the heater running. I have to assume the damage is heat related.
Has anyone else seen this type of damage?
I plan on making a heat shield to deflect the exhaust away from this area.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by adj:
I have discovered a radom bunch of 1/4"-3/8" vertical slits in the gel coating above the water heater exhaust outlet. The area gets extremely hot with the heater running. I have to assume the damage is heat related.
Has anyone else seen this type of damage?
I plan on making a heat shield to deflect the exhaust away from this area.

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I did not get slits in the glass on my 95 Vectra but did have the refridgerator access panel above my new Atwood water heater start to melt due to the t-stats not being properly seated in the water heater. I did make a small diffuser out of some white aluminum coil stock to keep the exhaust from running straight up the side of the coach. It barely sticks out an inch but keeps the area above the water heater exhaust much cooler. I removed the aluminum exhaust grill from the water heater access panel and made the small aluminum eyebrow to slide in and hook above the grill. Reinstalling the grill then held the eyebrow in place.

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Old 04-28-2006, 10:50 AM   #4
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Thanks for the comeback. Your fix is pretty much as I had invisioned. Your installation makes more sense than my thoughts.

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