Neibours kitchen fan blows unpleasant strong doors on to my patio.

by Rus10659894
Any ideas would be appreciated. I’ve tried being polite with no cooperation
  6 answers
  • Janice S Janice S on Feb 25, 2018

    Is there anyway you can redirect it back to them? Is there anything in the "Laws" in your area that would help?

  • Karen Tokarse Karen Tokarse on Feb 25, 2018

    The design can't accommodate a ceiling fan, but if you put a stand-up fan blowing towards your neighbor's house, it should keep the odor from the patio area. You only need to use it while you're on the patio.

    • Rus10659894 Rus10659894 on Feb 25, 2018

      Thanks, that is what I have been doing using a 20” fan on my step ladder.

      seems a bit extreme to have to do this but they don’t get the message or care.

      I think that I will have to increase the height of my fence.

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Feb 25, 2018

    Are you allowed to plant tall pine trees along the fence? If calling your town doesn't help, like someone else suggested, maybe trees to block the smell would help.

  • Itsmemic Itsmemic on Feb 25, 2018

    that's a real tough one. How do you tell someone to not cook what they cook? And a neighbor? Sheesh...This is really a tough one

  • Sharon Sharon on Feb 25, 2018

    LOL, I would mount a fan on my fence right in front of that vent, turn it on full blast and blow it right back in everytime it starts if they dont want to cooperate. Put a little shelf on your side, and screw the fan down so it blows right up that vent. Run the cord into your kitchen window to turn on and off. They will get the point.

    If that is the kitchen fan, I've never seen it on the wall before, usually vents to roof. It might not be legal, check with city code enforcement.

  • Allison Allison on Feb 27, 2018

    If you are still on speaking terms with your neighbors ( ) you can offer to purchase and install a deflector so the air is forced downward. For that size it's only about 5 bucks or so.