Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 16
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Fudman Marginally functional product
This was bought as a replacement for a plastic cover that lasted 20 years but was broken due to ice damage. This cover is made from very lightweight aluminum packed several in a carton. I suspect mine may have been damaged (e.g. bent slightly) in the packing. Installation was easy. However, the damper does not close reliably. My vent fan is 350 CFM. Sometimes, the damper stays open about 1/2 inch, letting cold air into the kitchen through the vent. I have added weights to the damper door and bent the spring to create more closing force but this still does not close reliably. I will replace this with a plastic one that does not bend. I do not recommend this product.
November 26, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Al 6' Wall vent with spring damper
Product is good fr the money, I would suggest longer pipe to avoid extensions. I would also recommend the use of a thicker metal, people will pay a bit more for better quality.
January 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by kenno It does the job
Simple vent with flap door and closing spring attached. I used for direct through the wall exhaust fan from bathroom. I had to stretch the spring a little, so that the fan air pressure opened the flap adequately. It works and the stretched spring still closes the flap door. Only problem is that occasionally a strong wind gust lifts flap slightly bu it quickly springs shut. Works better than gravity flaps - which kept getting stuck open.
October 16, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CJ Good quality
The tube behind the vent is long enough that it should work for most projects. We had to cut it, because it was too long and hard to fit. But too long is better than too short.
The damper spring is fairly soft. Good enough for a weak vent to push open. I just hope it doesn't lose its springiness and stay just open enough for bugs to get in.
August 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mitchman Good product, had to return
This item is more solidly made than the in-house brand. No fault of the product, I had to return it because the tailpipe was way too long for my need. I didn't discover this until after I completely removed the existing unit.
August 4, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Homeowner good product
Works as described. Wish would have been longer but made it work.
December 9, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RCT1 Wall vent is a good vent
The wall vent does the job it was intended to do. The reason for the 4 star is the hinging of the damper could have been better.
September 16, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by AverageHomeOwner 6" vent doesn't fit into a 6" pipe
It seems that they could have designed this slightly smaller than a 6" pipe so that it fits together easily. Had to cut and make it work... not perfectly. Best 6" vent cover I could find.
April 1, 2014