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Old 09-05-2015, 11:12 PM   #1
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My husband recently tried to install a fantastic fan hood over our fantastic fan. The cover to the fan raises too high and hits the hood. Will this damage the fan if it is installed, as the lid hits the hood before it opens up all the way?
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Old 09-05-2015, 11:25 PM   #2
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My husband recently tried to install a fantastic fan hood over our fantastic fan. The cover to the fan raises too high and hits the hood. Will this damage the fan if it is installed, as the lid hits the hood before it opens up all the way?
Just use the manual knob to raise the lid till it touches the inside of the cover. No damage and the fan still will work.


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Old 09-05-2015, 11:29 PM   #3
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I don't think the motorized FV with rain sensor is supposed to have a cover. My motorized FV doesn't have a cover and my manual opening FV has a cover and hits the cover.
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It won't hurt a thing. The motor shuts of whenever it encounters an obstacle and its normal shutoff it when the hood opens all the way to the extent of the lever arm. The motor senses torque and when it reaches the predefined torque value it shuts off. It closes tight by the same method.
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Dznf0g is 100% correct. We installed the MaxxairII covers and I was concerned but got his advice on the same question. It works perfectly.

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We put FF vent hoods on both of our FFs and it works like a dream. Sure, the opening vent cover hits the hood, but a quick look will confirm they're made for each other. It's a perfect fit. We also put in bug screens to keep critters from nesting in that protected space.
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I was speaking with the Fantastic Fan tech support today on a fan motor issue (they were very helpful) and I took the opportunity to ask them about their own vent lid cover. I asked them whether their own brand of cover allows the fantastic fan vent lid to open all the way i.e. as far as it opens without a cover. I was told that it does not and that with the cover installed it would be 1.5 inches shy of full opening. I was further told that this is not a problem for the vent lid motor because it is built to stop operating when the lid reaches an obstacle such as a vent lid cover (just like it shuts off when closing).
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