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Old 01-21-2008, 10:27 PM   #1
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Hello all,

I was wondering what the best way to stop a draft from an exhaust fan over my range would be. The fan is a large metal broan hood fan that exhausts through the side of my home a few feet away, however I am getting a cold draft coming down through the ductwork that into my kitchen. It appears to be a spinning devise that pushes the air up the vent out of the house, I believe the damper is not closing properly, or at least one side of it. should I plug that up? Just want to make sure I am doing it right as well as safely. Also, something I could remove easily should I need to use it.

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Justin

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Old 01-22-2008, 07:41 PM   #2
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motorized damper?

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Justin - wondering if you ever solved your range exhaust problem? I have the same issue - range venting to side of house producing cold draft back through fan.
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i also have this issue. my temporary fix was to block the outlet above the stove with a piece of rigid foam, fitted in where the filter goes. Kind of a PTA, since I have to take it out when I use the stove, but it is working pretty well, at least until i come up with a more permanent solution.
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191 - thanks, that's a great idea. My vent actually vents down (it's a vent in between the burners) so should be easy to just drop a fitted piece of rigid foam in there when not in use. Thanks!
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Depending on your exhaust pipe location you can use redline's suggestion or a cheaper manual damper if the pipe goes up through a cabinet this would be a concealed but accessible damper location.

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