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    Flappen stoppen

    Not sure where to post this hence the silly title.
    Ever had one of these fan hoods rattle in the wind all night?, There is a lot of discussion on the web for solutions so it obviously irritates a lot of people but none seemed to offer a good answer. Foam draft excluder, adding weights, buy a better fan with electronic shutters etc.

    Well it could not be much simpler to fix, just a piece of plastic parcel banding doubled over and epoxied in place to act as a very light spring, this gives just enough closing force to keep the flap closed in the wind yet it will still open under fan draft pressure.

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    Good post. We actually have a new "Simple Homemade Tools" type of subforum planned, and stuff like this will be an excellent match for it. I have a feeling that, once we open that up, a lot of cool stuff is going to come out of the woodwork. Tape as spring is really clever.

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    Thanks olderdan! We've added your Fan Hood Stabilizer to our Miscellaneous category,
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    Can I get a drawing; with a correction for CONUS? A revision is due that our tape is green. . .

    Flappen Stoppen, lol.
    Been a widower awhile now; my Fraulein (Austrian-Croatian) spoke fluent High German. At the same time, being Swiss prompted all kinds of linguistic levity. Made up funny 'German' words frequently.

    So our big dog could pass at will, she threaded about 8500 plastic craft beads into a East India style fly curtain for the back door. Not here (different bugs for every day of the year), for Southern CA. It was christened Fliegentoppenforhan.
    https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1097624
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    Can I get a drawing; with a correction for CONUS? A revision is due that our tape is green. . .

    Flappen Stoppen, lol.
    Been a widower awhile now; my Fraulein (Austrian-Croatian) spoke fluent High German. At the same time, being Swiss prompted all kinds of linguistic levity. Made up funny 'German' words frequently.

    So our big dog could pass at will, she threaded about 8500 plastic craft beads into a East India style fly curtain for the back door. Not here (different bugs for every day of the year), for Southern CA. It was christened Fliegentoppenforhan.
    https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1097624
    Me and my boys have always played at making up words often German based, I remember my oldest about twelve at the time pointing to a bra on our washing line and saying look dad a titten floppen stoppen, had to tell him off about that one but we had a chuckle about it in his absence.
    I wonder if other country's do the same with our language.

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    Very nice fix and more than adequate. Nice post.
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