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Old 09-25-2011, 05:30 PM   #1
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Rodent problem

When I removed the outside cover for my refrigerator to get the burner serial number for a Norcold inquiry that I received, I found a whole bunch of insulation that had been removed between the refrigerator burner and the wall by a rodent visitor. It appears that to gain entry it chewed a hole in to the aluminum mesh type cover (photos below 6509 & 6513) that covers the opening on the roof under the plastic cover that covers the opening for refrigerator ventilation. I have repaired that damage by attaching a little stouter plaster metal lath that I picked up at Lowes and using aircraft safety wire to wire tie it to the existing screen. See picture below 6514.

The question that I have is about the insulation. Does anyone know what insulation was used in the area between the burner and the wood wall because of itís proximity to the burner and the heat it could generate. I have only been able to locate fiber glass type insulation and I know that is not compatible with the heat that might be in this area as it would be right against the burner because of the lack of space. See the picture 6504 below for a better idea. I have been told that asbestos insulation would work but thought I would check here first with the people that are in the know about these rigs.

Still havenít found the critter but I am working on it. Any information on the insulation would be appreciated
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Old 09-25-2011, 06:46 PM   #2
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1st, I hate rodents If I could kill everyone of them in my yard I would.

2nd I think fiberglass is ok if there is no paper on it.
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:53 AM   #3
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Agree with the previous poster re. the rodents

Mine has has the foil back insulation.
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:45 AM   #4
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Rock Wool works too if your worried about the fiberglass burning/melting..
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