So I got my new lift operators from Inland and I'm trying to install them on my old Hehr aluminum vent cover and the hardware is significantly different in shape than the original vent lifts. I'm including pictures to help show what I mean. Hinge part is much longer than the original so that the triangular part does not fit into the indented space in the vent cover. And the new hinge has two holes where the original had three. The holes on the new one do not line up with the holes in the vent cover. So I guess I have a couple of questions. Will the new lifts work the same even though they have to be installed closer to the outer rim? (Again, enclosing a photo to show what I mean) also, if I need to drill new holes to attach the lifts, is there something I can buy to fill up the old holes or will I have to use an aluminum patch? Will the old and new parts work together or do I have to buy a new vent cover?
This is as far into the triangle indent that the new parts go.
Compared to how the old ones fit as seen here:
And below you can see how much longer the hinged bit is. It seems pretty significant to me in terms of where the vent cover will be positioned over the opening, but maybe I'm wrong.
I hope I'm making sense. Basically, I don't want to drill new holes in my vent cover and attach everything only to find that it doesn't work and I'll just have to buy a different vent cover. Help! Thank you!
It's hard to get a photo of where the new lifts don't fit into the indented space for the old lifts.