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Ventilation for Gas Compliance

Discussion in 'Camping Australia' started by MarcoLoco, Feb 18, 2021.

  1. MarcoLoco

    MarcoLoco Member

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    Hi I am trying to get a gas certificate for my T3 Syncro camper conversion. One of the requirements is 200cm2 permanent ventilation near the floor and near the roof. The one near the floor is usually done via a vent in the door.

    I am struggling with the ventilation near the roof. Has anyone gotten a gas certificate and had to provide the permanent ventilation near the roof? How did you do it?

    Cheers

    Marc
     
  2. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Marc,
    No knowledge here but following with great interest.
    My T2 Sopru does the floor bit thru some 50mm tubes behind the fridge/stove unit & I guess the top via the little pivot roof.
    Cheers
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2021
  3. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Do you have windows or is it a panel van?
     
  4. MarcoLoco

    MarcoLoco Member

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    From the gas fitter I got information that now you need 200cm2 permanent unrestricted ventilation each top and bottom. How many tubes do you have on the bottom? What is a pivot roof?
     
  5. MarcoLoco

    MarcoLoco Member

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    I have an original windows van.
     
  6. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    3 tubes 5cm across. Pivot roof is like a skylight in the pop up roof.
    Reckon you could use these on the bottom & on the top (with a shroud to stop water entry)?
    https://www.google.com/search?q=bunnings vent louvre&oq=bunnings ventilation louvre&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0i22i30.22273j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
    Cheers
     
  7. MarcoLoco

    MarcoLoco Member

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    Thanks, I agree these vent louvres would work for the bottom. Not sure about the shroud.
    On the top the gas fitter recommended this: https://bigredcaravanparts.com.au/products/camec-4-seasons-evolution-roof-hatch.html
    It is a roof hatch that opens on the sides, but it also has permanent ventilation for exactly this reason. Problem is that it is huge: 660x660mm, and it makes the car 10cm higher. I am looking for a better solution.
     
  8. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Attach underside at front. Roll over & attach rear side.
    This will cover top side venting:).
    shroud697.jpg
    Cheers
     
  9. kleinersyncro

    kleinersyncro Active Member

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    Hey Marc,
    Are you sure you want to cut a hole in a Syncro?
    Not a good idea when going through some creeks...

    If so cut a hole in the sliding door bottom and may replace one of the rear windows with a vented one from a GL model
     

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