I don't think you really want to close it off, but there are covers that
will fit over the vent to close it off and you can open it back up. Take a
look at the DIY store. You also may find that the damper (a valve that
keeps air from coming back through the vent, is defective or needs to be
On 11/30/2004 11:42 AM US(ET), WHoME? took fingers to keys, and typed
Yeah. That's one of the problems you get when you provide access from
the outside to the inside.
Even if the fixture provides a means to close the vent, there's always
If you are sure you will never use the vent again (no one cooks?), take
off the face plate, or filter housing, or whatever, and stuff something
inside to block the air flow, like a piece of styrofoam, fiberglass
insulation, or even a piece of cardboard. Placing any kind of spray in
foam or other permanent solutions may not sit well with the next tenant
(and landlord), or next owner.
i completely apologize, i didn't make myself clear at all... it isn't the
vent or dampner, it's the exhaust tubing itself ( i don't know what it's
really called). the large metal tube that comes down from the attic to the
exhaust fan. all around the tube (where the wood cabinet is), is what i'm
hope i made it clearer (probably not). lol
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