How are you dealing with flair vents being smaller than original vent requiring painting?



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    James Clarke

    Hi Pieter Viljoen,

    We have a customer who has 3-d printed some trim kits to solve this exact issue.  

    Here is a link -

    Check this out as it's a pretty simple and elegant solution.


    The Flair Team

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    Kevin Johnson

    I did what you suggested.  I used drywall mud to fill in any gaps, sanded, and painted the area around the vents that needed to be fixed.

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    Pieter Viljoen

    That is what I feared. I was hoping for an easier solution, like a plastic flange piece that makes the surface area just a bit larger.

    In fact, it may not be too difficult to make, white thin sheet plastic and a laser cutter, I don't have one, but there are reasonably priced online services that will do it.

    It does make me wonder if FLAIR has actually tested installing their vents on walls and ceiling in real homes that do not have pristine lab like condition surfaces?

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    Todd mc

    I noticed this same issue right away, and got the same suggestion on those 3d printed pieces. But one, they won't work. They would need to also have an indent because the ductwork wraps around the edges of the duct. And 2, they're just flat pieces, if that's all I needed I wouldn't need to 3d print anything. I could just cut those out of a sheet of plastic or aluminum or whatever material I choose.

    It's fairly confusing, as vents are mostly a standard size. Why did flair choose to make their vents smaller?

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