Detail on installing flap into the Duct Connector - 6” would be helpful.
1) If my roof cap has a built-in damper, do I need the flap in the Duct Connector?
2) Assuming that I do need the flap, then more help in installing the flap would be nice. Here is where I am confused:
Looking through the 6 inch round connector as it goes into the rectangular shape to attach to the fan, the top of the rectangle has a "foam strip" glued to it. If I insert the flap with its top in front of the foam, then the flap will be restricted from fully opening, but the flap will close completely (see picture "flap top in front ..."). If I insert the flap with its top behind the foam, then the flap won't close, but can open fully (see picture "flap top behind..."). Please let me know which is the correct installation.
It seems to me that the "foam strip" should be positioned more towards the front, so that the top of the flap can be behind it, which would allow the flap to both fully open and close.
There are no details given on this part of the installation. I feel that this is important information, because the tabs on the flap seem weak and will only tolerate so many attempts at installing it correctly. Also, I believe that I have the orientation of both parts correct, but it would be nice to have confirmation.
The question is great and the photos are helpful. I am having the same issue and need some clarity.
Unfortunately, I am not sure if the answer given by the manufacturer was foam in front or foam behind as you describe it. The bending answer they gave was confusing because I don't want a restriction but it would be nice to have a nice seal in the winter.
Can you guys answer in the context that the question was asked? Flap top in front of the foam or flap top behind the foam???
Date published: 2014-09-05
left hand dump
I want to vent out the side of the house and the outlet is on the other side of where the outside wall is. Do you make a left hand outlet for this model?
Thank you for your question on the model QT140E exhaust fan. The QT140E is made with the duct connection in one place only. We do not offer a different option.
Date published: 2013-11-19
Is the centrifugal fan supposed to spin clockwise or counterclockwise?
Our fan spins clockwise, but it doesn't remove moisture and it doesn't hold a piece of tissue paper when turned on, indicating to me that it is spinning in reverse and blowing air rather than sucking the air out.
Please contact our technical support department so we can evaluate your specific installation. They will need to ask you some further questions to help you more. Technical can be reached at 1-800-637-1453. Thank you.
Date published: 2014-06-04