how to fix this: wall cap for range hood sticking out


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Old 01-29-19, 08:00 AM
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how to fix this: wall cap for range hood sticking out

I just noticed that our newly installed wall cap for the range hood sticks out about half inch from the wall, see the attached photo.

Tried to push it back but the other end is very tight and forcing it probably is not a very good idea.

I am thinking maybe I should insert something between the wall and the wall cap, but I have no idea what can be used to do this and what is the proper way to fix this.

First time home owner, appreciate any suggestions, thanks!

 
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Old 01-29-19, 08:06 AM
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Before the wall cap was installed, it would have been good to create a mounting block for it.

A square hole is cut in the siding.
A drip cap flashing can be installed under the siding. (on top)
A square block (or individual pieces of 1x2 trim) is then installed that is thicker than the siding and larger than the height and width of the flange.
A hole is cut through the center of the mounting block so that the duct can connect.
The siding can be caulked to the side of the mounting block.
The flange can be sealed to the face of the mounting block if desired.
 
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Old 01-29-19, 08:11 AM
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Thanks for the reply, there is a whole lot info and I am googling all the keywords you used here.

Beside cutting the siding (I was told mine is not typical wood siding, but I am not sure what exactly the material is), if it is possible, any other more easier way to do this?
 
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Old 01-29-19, 08:16 AM
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It looks like fiber cement. This is easy. Do you have a 4 1/2" angle grinder? Or a skilsaw?
 
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Old 01-29-19, 08:25 AM
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I don't..but I can buy the tools for sure.
 
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Old 01-29-19, 08:40 AM
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I just noticed that our newly installed wall cap
If newly installed the first thing I'd be doing is contacting whoever installed and demanding they get back and install correctly.

Picture is not great but looks like a krappy install!

Now that you have an idea of what should be done you can speak to the existing work!
 
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Old 01-29-19, 08:41 AM
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You would draw a line around all 4 sides of your existing hood flange... at least 1" away from it.

Remove the hood.
Cut on the line. (chisel out the corners to remove the waste)
Buy a piece of 5/4x2 trim. (Usually available in Wood, PVC, Miratec, or LP Smarttrim)
Buy a piece of 1 1/4" metal drip cap, 10' long. You will only need a about a foot, which you will cut with tin snips.
Insert the drip cap under the siding.
Cut a piece of your trim to fit across the top and install it first.
Then cut pieces for the sides, install them next.
Cut a piece for the bottom, which will fit between the sides. (caulk all these joints where one piece of trim butts up next to another one)
Caulk the perimeter of the trim where it meets the siding.
Reinstall your hood... run a bead of caulk behind the flange if you want... once you are sure its going to work.

Do not use silicone... use caulking that is for siding and that is paintable.
 
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Thanks, now I have the instructions I am going to google a little bit more for more details and i am willing to give it a try!

Much appreciate!
 
 

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