Kitchen Vent Hood Leaking

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sherwood
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Kitchen Vent Hood Leaking

Post by sherwood » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:04 pm

Any ideas as to how I can fix an issue of rain blowing in through my kitchen vent when it blows from a certain direction. The vent is coming directly from side of house.
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A. Spruce
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Re: Kitchen Vent Hood Leaking

Post by A. Spruce » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:14 pm

There should be an internal damper that closes when wind blows against it from the outside. If not, then pull the hood down to access the back side of that exterior hood. It is possible that the damper has fallen off, if there isn't one, you could jury rig something in place. Your other option is to break the stucco and replace the external hood.
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Re: Kitchen Vent Hood Leaking

Post by Shannon » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:11 am

If that does not work maybe you could at least pop rivet some tin to it to make the exterior shroud lower to block the opening bester from a driving rain?? There should be a damper on the microwave as well so if there wind is being stopped from blowing into the house by that one then lowering the outer portions a bit may stop the rain?
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Inet1938
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Re: Kitchen Vent Hood Leaking

Post by Inet1938 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:53 am

U have to clean it up the vent, should be a lot of mess there!

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