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bsadighian
Replacing old wall vent/ fan in kitchen
bsadighian

We are remodeling an historic home in which the kitchen ventilator was an old wall fan to the outside (at some point closed up on the inside). We find that the walls do not allow for running a vent (plaster on cement block). I would like to avoid having an open fan to the outside, but will not be allowed to make any new openings through the wall or roof. Are there any other options?

dj1
Re: Replacing old wall vent/ fan in kitchen
dj1

Quote: "the kitchen ventilator was an old wall fan to the outside"

Can you use this opening?

If yes, go through on line catalogs of various suppliers. There you can narrow your choices down to 3 or 4, then work with those choices to end up with the best one.

ed21
Re: Replacing old wall vent/ fan in kitchen
ed21

As I recall the old kitchen wall fans had a damper arrangement that at least closed off the opening when not in use.
They may not have the best air seal, but at least it closed the opening. I'm going by what I remember from a house I rented nearly 40 years ago.
Does anybody make those types of ventilators anymore?

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