One of the many selling points I saw on line before the inspection was this: Featured: Remodeled Kitchen! - too bad it included the exhaust fan.
The fan location was not moved in the kitchen.
A new fan was installed.
The old fan vented directly out the roof, into a perfectly-good scoop vent that is still there.
But instead of simply reconnecting the new fan to the old vent tubing/scoop vent, they decided to put together this interesting arrangement!
A kitchen vent is best when it vents outdoors. If into the kitchen it works with the right filter (one that contains a labor of carbon).
But it should never vent into the attic space for also adding warm air and grease into the space. This vent is brand new so it has not had time to do any moisture or grease damage. But give it time!
At least they put some new insulation in place of what they ruined installing this vent!
My recommendation: the wrong is wrong. The right is right. And the weird is weird. And the home inspector calls 'em as he sees 'em, observes and reports. But this report comment came with a photo attached! Too cute to pass up!
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