Now those two words don’t really seem to go together: squeaky and fireplace? But, they do. Many RVs now come with electric fireplaces. And, it turns out, there are moving parts in them which tend to squeak as they rotate.
In our fireplace, there are two places that rotate: the mechanism that simulates the fire and the blower for the heater. Both of those were making noises since the day we bought Wanda (our RV). And the fireplace has been in just about continuous use since November of last year. I don’t want to do the math, but that’s likely thousands of hours of squeaks and groans coming from it.
I finally decided to get off my lazy bum to do something about it. It turns out that this was pretty easy.
After that it was just a matter of reversing all those steps to get it back into place! Now there are no squeaks and groans coming from our fireplace.
I might not be able to sleep with all the quiet now.