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Old 12-01-2009, 12:41 PM   #1
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The wood deflector on the fire place getstoo hot, what have you added to the hot side (bottom) to prevent the wood from drying out or darking?
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:32 PM   #2
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John, if you don't get any responses here you might head over to rv.net and do a search on this subject. I have seen a couple of post about this issue over there and some people had posted what they did to correct the problem. Somene may have a fix for it here though.
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Old 12-02-2009, 12:45 AM   #3
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HunterII, thanks good idea to me this looks like this is a safety issue. Some one suggested that I install a door kick Alum plate and add washers between the plate and the wood for air circulation to cool faster, don't know may work.

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Old 12-02-2009, 07:01 AM   #4
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we installed an electric fireplace in ourSK and have had no problems with our fireplace even after leaving it on for hours at a time....I am not sure what your problem is...the bottom getting too hot?? or the top deflector???
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The fireplace we have was installed by the factory so I don't know if it the same set up as yours. Anyway, the fireplace has a wood deflector about 3 1/2" wide and maybe 30"long, the heat rises and it bounces off the wood deflector (bottom)part. As Hunter said I have checked rv.net but have not found anything, but I remember seeing something where some of the fireplaces had caused some concern in this area. I will keep searching as hot as ours get I would not want to leave it unattented.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:43 AM   #6
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This just came in from rv.net

Apparently there is a big deal going on right now with this issue. This is a REAL fire hazard. Contact the NTSB for more information. I guess my arguments against installing one of those things is starting to look pretty good about now for those that have had issues.

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Old 12-02-2009, 11:48 AM   #7
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Our fireplace came from Lowes and does not have a wood deflector...metal both at top and bottom so we dont have the problem you are experiencing...hope you can get it straightened out soon...best of luck
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