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Old 07-28-2014, 07:37 PM   #1
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Roof Vent Handle Extension

Recently purchased a 266RKS Eagle. With the 7' ceilings my wife needs a stool to open and close the roof vents. I found the Barker Ventstick but it's pricey. Looking for some alternate (and cheaper) solutions.

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Old 07-28-2014, 08:54 PM   #2
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Get a piece of PVC and grind out groves at the end, shaped to fit over the fan knob and just push it up against the knob and turn. Cut the PVC to the length your wife needs, also can be use on the ceiling light switches if necessary.
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:12 AM   #3
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Great idea. Think I'll make the adapter and neck it down for a longer handle.
By the way, great solar design. We boondock occasionally so I'm looking at the Renogy 100W portable to maintain two 12V deep cycles. We have a Honda 2000i for charge maintenance but would prefer to "remain silent". We only use power for water, light and a 300W pure sine inverter that powers my CPAP.
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By the way, great solar design. We boondock occasionally so I'm looking at the Renogy 100W portable to maintain two 12V deep cycles. We have a Honda 2000i for charge maintenance but would prefer to "remain silent". We only use power for water, light and a 300W pure sine inverter that powers my CPAP.
You can convert your CPAP machine to run directly off the battery without using the inverter. Look at your transformer that powers the CPAP and see what its DC output is. Mine was 12VDC, so all I had to do was go to Radio Shack and purchase a power plug that fit the CPAP and make a cord/fuse line for it. Works fine for me.

You can also get 12VDC USB charging adapters also.

Just a few more things for you to look at
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Thanks, Don. The transformer output is 24VDC. Since all I know is whether it's on or it's off,, any further advice is appreciated.
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