Blank vent solution
July 7, 2017 at 12:57 pm #996
This is what I came up with and it has worked for me. 1. I used 3m 4200 for all cementing and I first cemented the white rain baffle to the black flange. 2. I cemented a ss threaded 5/16″x18 rod to the inside of the black cap. 3. I cemented a regular 5/16″x18 ss nut to the outside of the white rain shield and a 5/16″x18 ss nylon lock nut to the inside of the black screen. 4. I threaded the open end of the rod from the outside through both bolts and to the inside until I felt the foam that CLC had us place on the inside of the black cap sealed against the white rain guard. 5. I installed a threaded knob on the ss rod and locked it in place with a set screw that I made a taped out hole for.
This now allowed me to open or close vents from the inside, stop water, and protect against loss due to vibrating loose on the road.
Knobs came from Rockler, rod I found on Amazon and set screws from my local hardware store. In my opinion this vent is worthless as purchased and could have come with gaskets nut guides, rod and knobs.July 7, 2017 at 5:07 pm #999
What was the problem you were solving for? ThanksJuly 7, 2017 at 6:07 pm #1000
The front vents would leak between the white rain shield and black screen. I was worried that if I forgot to tighten them down before traveling they would vibrate off. I figured that after a lot of use the black plastic would strip out. And lastly I wanted to be able to adjust them from inside.
Sorry I missed doing a good spell check on the title of Black, just now caught that.July 7, 2017 at 6:35 pm #1001
Thank you for developing this. I would love to eliminate my “travel plugs” in the future. Keep us posted on how it works out.July 8, 2017 at 8:49 am #1002
Thanks! I am still building, but will definitely keep this solution in mind.July 8, 2017 at 1:16 pm #1003
This is a pix of how they look, I have a closeup of one but this program won’t allow me to include two shots.July 8, 2017 at 1:21 pm #1004
This is the closeup.July 8, 2017 at 1:44 pm #1005
Very Nice. Will plan to do the same thing.July 8, 2017 at 2:14 pm #1006
Looks like a simple solution. I may give this a go.
BTW, what style gooseneck lamps are those? I am looking at some now and like that style. Looks good with that mounting ring!July 8, 2017 at 5:30 pm #1007
The lamp is Acegoo goose neck led lamp and its touch controlled and dimable. It comes with a 110v plug in but runs on 12v DC so just discard the 110v ps and hard wire it in. I got it from Amazon Prime for $29.99. Pay attention to its polarity when wiring it in.
BillJuly 9, 2017 at 6:53 pm #1011
After reading all of the issues with the vents I am considering not installing them at all. Instead I was considering installing thru hull ports for deck access (approx 4″ dia) and fix a screen to the inside. The caps could be screwed in and are held snug by a rubber washer when on the road. Has anyone else taken this approach?
I do like the lights and will definitely be installing a pair. Look like a great solution for reading in the evenings!July 11, 2017 at 6:52 am #1030
bill–where did you mount the gooseneck lamps?
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