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Air blows thru the Front of the fixture

My husband installed this hood with much care.  Upon completion we notice that air blows through the cracks/seams on the front faceplate of the hood.  Why is that?  He took it out once to see if there was a problem, went back in the attic to check things out.  He says the air comes through strong, but can't find out why the air blows through the front.  It's not just a little air, it's enough that it blows you in the face.  
So can you tell me what this excess air is.   There's a fan and a hole.  Why isn't all the air just going straight up and out?  Is this pretty much a design flaw?
Appreciate any help.

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  • MarshaVal Jan 11, 2008

    DH says he did that.  What's happening is 'excess air' is coming out of the front.  DH says when he is in the attic, it's quite a hefty flow of air being blown up.  So it must be this excess air coming from -??-

    But thank you for the reply.  
    Any other thoughts?

    Thanks again,



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On theese if your going to vent them out the top you have to turn the fan housing so the front is vent is blocked if i remember right

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  • robert samples Jan 11, 2008

    seal it wth silicone




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