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EricCO

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Posted: 05/04/10 10:29am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Having trouble finding the mod in the FAQ. Can someone point me to the link again?

I want to mod the outside vent flap to be able to be controlled from the inside. I remember it using a coat hanger and a paper clip but can't find the link to it now.

Thanks for your help.


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Posted: 05/04/10 01:14pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi EricCO, That was me who did that...went to look for the post and I can't find it either...I will make you a new one. Be right back!

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Ok, I will try and make this simple.
There is not only just the outside flap but an internal one to and this is what it looks like.
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If you look up underneath the hood, here is that flapers instuctions and mechanism, just so you know it's there, which most don't know about.
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Back to the hood, just remove the fan shroud and take that inside flap out.
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On the outside, you could leave the small tabs that close the outside flap or remove and seal the holes, mine broke off so I removed mine. Once you remove the shroud, drill a small hole near the top of the outside flap.
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Get a lenght of hanger wire and bend the end like this.
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Be sure your hole will line up with the hole you will drill in the front of the hood. This is the view looking up under the hood with the wire going through.
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Attach the wire to the outside flap and then through the hole in the front of the hood and straighten it out the best you can.
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Now, once your straight wire is through the front push it in, bend a loop, once the flap is fully OPEN!
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Pull the loop back to close and clip it shut, no more going outside to unclip that flap that's 10 feet in the air!
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Posted: 05/04/10 04:53pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Awesome! Thanks!

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Posted: 05/04/10 05:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When you search for something that is over 1 year you have to select it in ADVANCED search, put a word in the search word or phrase..."vent" and then the fourm...TC or mutiple forums....
Select over 1 year....

Here it is...

vent mod

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Your all welcome...thanks bigfootford for the heads up on old posts!

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Posted: 05/05/10 11:07am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If anyone thinks of a work around for keeping the inside flap and still having this work let me know.

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Posted: 05/05/10 03:48pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm glad you brought this one back up - I've been planning on doing this someday (like everything else) but my flapper vent is literally 10' in the air. If there is a rig that could use this mod, it's mine. Thanks kk.

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I do believe that they make a range hood that does have an automatic flap that opens to the outside when you turn on the fan. This was just a fix for what I had at zero cost but an hour of time. I will verify it for sure and if this breaks ,I'm going to the upgrade. Get back to you when I find it....Kev

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Posted: 05/05/10 03:30pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

KKELLER14K wrote:

I do believe that they make a range hood that does have an automatic flap that opens to the outside when you turn on the fan. This was just a fix for what I had at zero cost but an hour of time. I will verify it for sure and if this breaks ,I'm going to the upgrade. Get back to you when I find it....Kev


I'm waiting for a call back from Ventline about an upgrade. They don't make it for the P series as the hole in the side of the camper is bigger than the one they offer the upgrades for.

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