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Old 03-23-2018
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Question KITCHEN FAN

I have gotten to the ceiling repair job over the kitchen. There is big metal fan in a large enclosure above the kitchen area. It is disgustingly greasy.

Would you suggest.
A) pull it out clean it up and reinstall it because it's metal and moves
lots of air for the kitchen?
B) Remove it and the hood on the roof and replace it with a fantastic fan

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Don't throw the fan away, it's in demand.
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I have gotten to the ceiling repair job over the kitchen. There is big metal fan in a large enclosure above the kitchen area. It is disgustingly greasy.

Would you suggest.
A) pull it out clean it up and reinstall it because it's metal and moves
lots of air for the kitchen?
B) Remove it and the hood on the roof and replace it with a fantastic fan

As always your opinions are greatly respected and welcome.
I guess, because our coach never gets cooked in, and especially greasy stuff, ours never gets that bad. Just some lint in the vents. I would take it apart and clean it and replace, because that fan moves some serious air. If you open up some windows and turn that puppy on, you will feel like you are in a hurricane It is really nice to cool the bus down if it gets too hot before turning on the A/Cs. Great too when you don't need the A/Cs but just want fresh air. Maybe your P.O. used it as an exhaust fan when cooking and that is why it is so cruddy.
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You can remove the inside vent and that will give you pretty good access for cleaning the fan. Clean in & keep it.
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I have totally removed it from the roof. I am in the process of drilling out all the rivets to replace the screening which is totally plugged and destroyed. The speed knob was just hanging from the frame and there was no inside screen, other than the sliding cover. Is that the way it's supposed to be? Does anyone have a photo of theirs from inside looking up at the ceiling?
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Doug,

Our '95 had that fan. The '00 does not. I miss it. You can use it on the road and in the rain. It is a really great piece of equipment. No comparison with the Fantastic Vent, which I think is built for a Winnebago

Here is the only picture I could come up with, for whatever that is worth.
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I've been trying to get mine fixed for a while and just found an unobtainable Kool-o-matic fan. The speed control on everyone I've seen was attached to the motor frame under the cover. Set and forget it. Mine has screen around the outside opening. These fans are great for moving air. If you remove it save the motor..someone will want it.
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Doug,

My kitchen fan is the same as you describe. Just the louvers and the sliding cover is all - no other screen.

When speaking of ceiling fans we often hear Fantastic Fan mentioned. There is another option which in my opinion is far superior. It's the MaxxAir Fan Deluxe.

If I was to remove my kitchen fan I would replace it with the MaxxAir Deluxe (if it fits). I installed one in the bathroom and it works great. The fan can be used in the rain, the fan speed is adjustable in 10% increments, remote control, reversible air flow, temp. control, etc.

It might be worth a look if you're looking for a replacement. And it has a screen.
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Do they fit? I just ordered 3. Please tell me RV ceiling fans are standard sized.
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RV ceiling fans are a standard size (14" square).
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