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Wind comes through island hood

On windy cold days, I feel a draft coming through the hood, to the point that last winter I taped heavy plastic over the bottom and did not use it.

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  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2007

    on windy days hood dampers open and close making annoying noise.looked up into hood but see no access to dampers.

  • manitar Jan 04, 2008

    I Have a Gaggenau model AH400701 and have back draft issues on cold days. the damper keeps getting stuck open, I would like to know if the manufacturer has a fix for the back draft.

  • Elisa26 Feb 11, 2008

    Our new Vent-a-hood consistently feels very drafty, not just on windy days, but on cold days too. We've had to put cardboard over the vents when not in use. But air still comes through the lights and around the perimeter.

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2008

    Same problem, spend thousands on meeting building regs around insulation then have to put a dirty great hole in the wall for the extractor flu. V Frustrating. I wonder if anyone sells an automated device for opening and closing the flu off when the extractor fires up?

  • tuff2pass Oct 22, 2008

    On windy days I have the same problem it drives me nuts. Is anything out ther that has a rubber seal around it.

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Thee is supposed to be a damper in the vent pipe were it connects to the hood. maybe its missing or stuck.

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I find that if you turn the fan on low during the wind storm the fan holds the damper open so it doesn't bang.

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I have the same problem. I think installing a damper in the vent pipe somewhere will stop the back-draft.

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