6" Round Duct Black Wall Cap with Damper
I found this vent to be of high quality and just right for my needs. Compared to the cheaper products I found at the big box stores this was a no brainer. Plus the price was substantially less than comparable vents at local plumbing supply outlets.
July 28, 2012
Excellent Wall Cap
For just a few dollars more than the tinny aluminum wall cap at my local builders supply, this wall cap is MUCH better quality. This is going on my house, and I didn't want a tinny piece of junk that will be banging every time the wind blows.
This well-designed piece features a spring closure, but gentle enough to open when the blower is on. Even better, it has a soft foam rubber gasket so that it closes quietly and doesn't rattle. All that and made in the USA: what's not to like? Why would anyone waste their time with a lesser wall cap? For the small price difference, there is no excuse.
Venting Direct had it here in a week, surface shipping: very happy with the service! You can bet I'll shop there again next time.
June 14, 2010
I looked all over for a decent 6" vent hood and could only find the cheap plastic one that are carried by the regular hardware stores. Why do they only carry the junk when great units like this one are available?
This is a well built hood that was easy to install and should last for many years. The service and delivery was excellent as well!
Many thanks VentingDirect.
December 6, 2010
Outstanding Duct Vent
This unit is solid and well made, unlike the flimsy aluminum ones you may find at places like Home Depot or Lowes. And it only costs a little more but it is well worth it. The damper has a light spring that opens easily at low airflows and closes quietly and snugly, eliminating cold air return through the range hood.
November 27, 2012
Broan 843BL 6" Round Duct Black Wall Cap with Damp
The quality is very good. It is extremely solid with a gasket around it for a tight seal when closed. Although, there is an area where air can get in when the damper is closed at the location of where the damper door is hinged to the box. I have not yet tried to put this vent unit on my house because of all the snow resulting in poor access to the house. I hope I will still be able to return it if it is the wrong size or if it does not fit. I will update this review at a later date once I have put it in place and have tried it.
March 28, 2013
Bird Screen problem
The Bird Screen is just placed in the opening and is not fastened. Additionally, the Backdraft Damper didn't close well. I was able to trim the gasket for a better fit, but there are small openings at the sides and bottom of the damper. While the unit is rugged and I am using it, these two issues are disappointing.
April 24, 2011
well made part for visible location
I replaced a plastic vent cap that had no spring or weather seal around the flap. I looked at the $20 haqrdware store vent caps and they were either raw galvanized material or plastic and functional. Our vent is at an eye level on a wall facing our deck so this black painted Bran model was nicer looking than the $20 variety. The non-painted flap sits on a foam sealing ring when air is not venting. The flap opens up fully even when our new range hood is blowing on it's low setting so the spring tension is just right. The back opening is rigid and designed to fit outside of a 6" round pipe. Our pipe was distorted (not round) as it protruded from the wall, so I had to crimp the galvanized duct to make the two pieces fit together properly. I also had to make a wood gasket and paint it black to cover up the wall beyond the 9" square plate on the Broan vent cap. The only complaint is that the included mesh screen for bats and birds is too course (.25 inch) to block insects. Adding a bit of window screen material may solve that.
January 2, 2010
The vent cap is well constructed and solid. The animal screen does pop out however. This should not be a problem with normal use. It did come out when I was installing it.
Nice thick gauge metal and it appears the paint is baked on.
August 14, 2012
Well Made Cap for Vent Hood
Had to install through a brick veneer wall. Very pleased with results. Since I also purchased a Broan vent hood, no compatibility issues. Much better than the caps available at the local hardware and home improvement stores.
April 25, 2011
Quality range hood wall cap
I was happy to find a duct wall cap in black since I did not want an aluminum colored one for outside my home. This wall cap met all my expectations. Would definitely buy another one if ever needed. Thank you Broan.
October 2, 2010