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Old 09-18-2022, 07:39 PM   #1
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Black/Gray Tank Sock

Some time ago I had read/seen some info on some type of a mouse proof sock that you attach to the Rhino tube as it passes through the opening from inside the compartment to the outside. It's obvious task is to prevent mice or other little critters from entering the wet bay compartment. Does anyone use this and if so can you provide a link.

If not that then is there something out there that can keep critters out ?

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Maybe just packing some steel wool around the hose as it passes through the opening. Mice won't chew through steel wool.
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Old 09-18-2022, 08:58 PM   #3
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Internet search 'sewer sock'

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I don't know about your wet-bay but mine is all sealed plastic and steel. If anything gets inside, they have nowhere to go but back out.
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That sock thingy will work I suppose but I can't imagine buying something like that. Our rig has a hatch that rotates and closes in around the stinky slinky but if it didn't, I'd figure out something else.

A quick easy solution that'd work on our rig would be to use a small piece of 1/4 inch plywood cut to size to cover the floor where the slinky goes through. A round hole drilled just large enough to thread it through would get the job done.
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That sock thingy will work I suppose but I can't imagine buying something like that. Our rig has a hatch that rotates and closes in around the stinky slinky but if it didn't, I'd figure out something else.

A quick easy solution that'd work on our rig would be to use a small piece of 1/4 inch plywood cut to size to cover the floor where the slinky goes through. A round hole drilled just large enough to thread it through would get the job done.
The problem with that is you'd have to make the hole larger than the hose so the fitting would go through unless you cut the hole the same size as the hose then cut the piece of plywood in half. That way you could run the hose through the opening in the wet bay then slide the two halves up against the tube to cover the hole.
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What kinds of "critters" are you trying to keep out?

I too used copper wool mesh (mice have an even greater difficulty chewing through copper wool than steel wool as it hurts their teeth more than steel) to seal anywhere that mice might be able to get inside the living area of the mothorhome.

I think I'd just as soon make my own "sock" out of copper wool if it was determined that mice were actually entering the living quarters from the sewer bay.

I think that the actual *sewer sock* looks to be specifically for ants and the like as it's not made of a material that would prevent mice from chewing through. It looks like a plastic mesh to me.
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RV stores have bulkhead fittings you can attach to the floor of the wet bay. Get the bulkhead fitting. Make up a short hose to it on the inside. Then you can attach your slinky to the outside. Be sure to buy a terminal cap for the outside of the bulkhead fitting. Good luck!!
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I did actually buy these things years ago, and they did solve the problem. The screens have now gotten torn up but I bought them in I think 2014.
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The problem with that is you'd have to make the hole larger than the hose so the fitting would go through unless you cut the hole the same size as the hose then cut the piece of plywood in half. That way you could run the hose through the opening in the wet bay then slide the two halves up against the tube to cover the hole.
Yes, it wouldn't be as simple if your slinky has a fitting on the end. Didn't think about that since mine doesn't.

Two halves would work, maybe hinged on one end?
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Black/Gray Tank Sock

Heres what i came up with, works good.

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Yes, it wouldn't be as simple if your slinky has a fitting on the end. Didn't think about that since mine doesn't.

Two halves would work, maybe hinged on one end?
Well darn. I have some scrap pieces of 7/16" exterior sheeting laying around, hole saws etc. Looks like project time at Lynn's house.
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