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Old 04-20-2016, 07:32 AM   #11
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I wasn't aware there was an inside screen and didn't want bugs to come in---(we get enough of the tiny guys with lights on in the evening and them coming in through the window screens)
Thanks--I do have clips already packed..
The "inside screen" or wire mesh is not for bugs, it is a grease filter. The outside flap is designed to keep the critters out. Just try removing the grease filter and you will see that the outside flap works great without having to clip it open. The airflow and efficiency of the range hood will increase 10 fold.
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Old 04-20-2016, 12:20 PM   #12
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The "inside screen" or wire mesh is not for bugs, it is a grease filter. The outside flap is designed to keep the critters out. Just try removing the grease filter and you will see that the outside flap works great without having to clip it open. The airflow and efficiency of the range hood will increase 10 fold.
Going to give that a try . Thanks . Pat
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Old 04-20-2016, 03:33 PM   #13
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Old 04-20-2016, 08:14 PM   #14
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Here is the problem and the fix.
The grease screen inside contains a charcoal filter, I believe this set-up is designed for a recirculating system and not an externally vented system, you can get just the mesh screen which clips inside under the hood. If you remove that mesh screen the vent works great, lots of flow, the charcoal filter is just too restrictive for that type and size of fan.
Partly. I took a closer look at it and discovered that there is a hole that allows air pulled through the charcoal filter to return to the interior. My wife said a long time ago that there was a breeze coming from under the hood, should've listened to her.

This range hood, as supplied by the manufacturer, is meant to be a recirculating type, without an external vent. Half the air moved by the fan goes out the vent flap if it can get it open and the other half blows out into the interior, kind of counter-productive.

I put some tape over the interior exhausting opening and the fan now pushes the flap open a usable amount even with the grease filter in place. I'm happy about that as one of the reasons I have a range hood is to give grease a place to stick to that's easy to clean.

So: want your fan to work better and exhaust stuff instead of blowing it back into the interior; tape over the slot.

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Old 04-20-2016, 08:28 PM   #15
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Thanks Ron Nice analysis and description!

I have two similar outside-venting stove hoods in RVs - one very old Jensen and one recent Ventline - and neither one has this recirculation opening. I wonder if there was supposed to be a blocking plate to be used in outside-venting mode?
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Old 04-20-2016, 08:29 PM   #16
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I don't have the trailer available to look, and haven't used this feature yet. Does anyone know if the stainless hood has the same slot Ron is describing?
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Old 04-20-2016, 09:24 PM   #17
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I don't have the trailer available to look, and haven't used this feature yet. Does anyone know if the stainless hood has the same slot Ron is describing?
That is what I want to know ? Pat
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Old 04-20-2016, 09:34 PM   #18
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My 2014 Escape did not recirculate, it was the black hood model, perhaps it is just the white model? I'm eliminating this hood in the new unit by moving the stove over next to the door, under the MaxFan and the opening window, turning it 90 degrees. This worked well in my 2012 Escape.
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Old 04-20-2016, 09:58 PM   #19
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Ours is the stainless hood. The opening that Ron taped over on the inside of our hood already has a plastic cover on it. I cleaned the screen and installed it again, but to no avail... still not enough air movement to open up the flap. Bulldog clip it is!

cpaharley has the right idea, let the powerful MaxxFan do the work!
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Old 04-21-2016, 09:11 AM   #20
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Well done. Thank you for providing information that is actually correct and can be applied ! The range vent is a direct outlet and much better than using the maxfan for cooking ventilation.
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