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Mwillmore
Kitchen range vent - exterior
Mwillmore

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Have recently moved into a modular home and problem with exterior range vent. This vent being non closing louvered allows outdoor air in during AC or heating periods. Have looked at numerous web sites to find vent with closeable / hinged louvers and find nothing. Picture attached; had to put screening over vent to keep insects out. Please help.....

hollasboy
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hollasboy

What size is the duct? I found an 8" duct vent flange with a flapper that I used on my large stove vent. For bathroom vents, I have 4" louvered plastic flanges with flappers. You can get just about any size on Home Depot.com (not advertising - just that's where I've successfully bought them in the past). Unless there is some special size or access restriction, I have a hard time believing you can't find an vent flange with a flapper on the named website.

A. Spruce
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A. Spruce
Mwillmore wrote:

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Have recently moved into a modular home and problem with exterior range vent. This vent being non closing louvered allows outdoor air in during AC or heating periods. Have looked at numerous web sites to find vent with closeable / hinged louvers and find nothing. Picture attached; had to put screening over vent to keep insects out. Please help.....

To clarify, did your house arrive on wheels (i.e. trailer ) or was brought by truck in large pieces (modules ) and assembled on site? The former, no matter what kind of fancy name you put to it, it's a trailer, built to trailer specs, with trailer parts, which means you have to go to a trailer parts house to find the right size of anything to fit your home. If it is the latter, pieces assembled on site, then everything should be to stick frame standard, which means you can shop anywhere to find the things you need.

I would start with an internet search to find exactly what you want, then with terminology in hand, see if you can source it locally. An HVAC supplier may have what you're looking for, you will need to know the duct size to purchase the right item.

Sombreuil_mongrel
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Sombreuil_mongrel

In the parlance it is called a "wall cap"; buy the correct diameter or rectangular size for the duct.
Casey

Mastercarpentry
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Mastercarpentry
A. Spruce wrote:

To clarify, did your house arrive on wheels (i.e. trailer ) or was brought by truck in large pieces (modules ) and assembled on site?

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By strict HUD definition, homes with wheels made before June 15 1976 are "Mobile Homes", after that they are called "Manufactured Housing" but they are essentially made the same way for repair purposes. "Modular housing" has no wheels attached and is delivered on trucks. These can include 'box modules' or just 'pre-fab' wall or floor sections. A Modular Home will usually retain it's value equally to a site-built home, the others will depreciate and dilapidate making them a poor choice for long-term living.

Phil

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