Energy Efficient Hood Vent - HVAC - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > HVAC

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-10-2008, 12:16 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Post

energy efficient hood vent


I live in northern Minnesota and have a microwave/hood vent over our kitchen range. It is vented directly outside through the 6 inch wall. Unfortunately in the winter the NW winds blow directly at the outside vent and overpower the spring loaded flapper. The microwave is colder than our refridgerator and moisture freezes and then melts and leaks down the wall from behind the microwave/hood. Is there any product that would make the venting system tighter and more energy efficient?? Or is there a way to make it more energy efficent considering the fact that there is only 6 inches of ducting and that is through the wall. Also would like it to be somewhat unobtrusive since it ducts into an outside area that is part of our deck.

Thanks for any advice you have.

Advertisement

kjlorensen@arvig.net is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2008, 11:49 PM   #2
oops, did I do that!
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: mid michigan
Posts: 290
Rewards Points: 250
Default

energy efficient hood vent


Was a termination kit installed outside?

Advertisement


Last edited by 8 Ball; 10-11-2008 at 12:25 AM.
8 Ball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2008, 10:27 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

energy efficient hood vent


I do not think that kit was installed, but I am not sure what it is. More advice??
kjlorensen@arvig.net is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GE Monogram Vent Hood arubatan Appliances 6 02-04-2008 11:32 AM
Kitchen Vent Hood Requirements? 4everproject Appliances 1 02-03-2008 08:16 PM
can I 'patch in' a bathroom vent into my kitchen's stove hood vent? joeyboy HVAC 2 09-10-2007 01:36 PM
Island Hood Vent Centering Problems Dana Remodeling 2 07-13-2005 08:37 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts