Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 12
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JRnAZ It gets the job done
I installed a ventilation system in my garage and purchased the hood to vent the exhaust to outside w/o cutting a hole in the roof.
The item is sturdy, durable, works perfectly and is a great deal if you need an 8" thru-the-wall vent option.
All steel construction except for the flap, which appears to be aluminum. I wish the flap had two springs, 1 going to each corner, instead of just one to the center of the flap, to better hold it closed.
I purchased a cabinet magnet latch (store sku 775505, <$1), flattened the plate and used a self-tapping screw to affix it to the bottom of the flap face, then placed the magnet next to the plate. The plate holds the magnet in place on the non-magnetic flap when the blower is on and the magnet holds the flap closed to the steel flange when the blower is off. See photo.
For maximum flap seal I would install 2 magnets, 1 in each corner.
August 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wan248 Best Purchase
Replaced "Air King" which the damper had a bad hinge and made it fully open. This product has a spring to keep the damper closed. It works perfect.
October 27, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by TooltimeTR Wall Vent
The wall vent worked with my application - a through-the-wall range hood vent. Unfortunately the product was slightly dented/bent and need to be straightened out.
August 4, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Doitmyself Does the job
Does the job for the price but could use some better quality construction. If your looking for something that seals the outside flap opening is just a piece of tin with a spring on one side. I mounted mine in and also have a secondary flow stop back in the line farther to keep the wind from coming back in. For the price, it cant be beat. For quality, better ones out there.
March 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fergie76 wall vent install
The wall vent was purchased and installed in our building's outside wall with a metal siding so that our new large engraving machine could be vented to the outside. This 8" vent matched up to the machine's flex ducting perfectly, which made it a very professional and clean looking installation.
November 11, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by rocky Not high quality enough
I received wrong size, salesman should have put in 7 inch instead of 8 inch. I would not have used it anyway, the damper part did not close securely enough to keep wind out. Very much on the cheap side, but would be ok if closed vented from oposite side. I would look for a better damper closing item before this one.
November 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Richar6tk Great product
Easy to install. Looks good. Keeps the elements out. Just wish it was an in stock item. Took too long to get.
December 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by klrbudy420 overall good appearance , quality and value
Good products, ect., ect,.ect., on all products. Would like to see more items, in stock, "in the local Home Depot, on a web site, for the warehouse in Crescent City" and a larger selection of brand name horticulture supplies, available in Crescent City! I'm in a small town, surrounded by many small towns. That would benefit from having a large horticulture department at home Depot. (Home Depot web site, does not show, or is recognised, that there is a Warehouse, Outlet or Store, in Crescent City!)
October 9, 2012