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This is an incomplete idea, and I'm not sure whether or not it will violate code, but you can take a page from automotive engineering and install a muffler on the end of the pipe. This will damp out resonance in the air stream by buffering the air stream. It seems a few people have have had this idea - this guy made one by taking a 2" pipe, perforating it, ...
Couple options come to mind: Change the fan. Change the fan speed. Change the fan connection to the vent. Dampen the vent. Change the size or length of the vent. If you can't or don't want to change the fan, then try dampening the vent by clamping it somewhere to the building structure and possibly adding some padding or pipe insulation where it makes ...
I have to wonder if the bathroom vent is really "fine" or if it's failed in some manner so that it vents out of the bathroom, into the attic (rather than out of the bathroom, through the attic and out of the wall) - that would certainly add a lot of water vapor to the attic...which would be one way to clog up the vents.
Place them wherever the cold comes in. Under windows is preferred, but if it has to be over them, well so be it. Same for exterior doors too. The principle is if you put registers too far away from the cold source, one side of the room will be cold, the other will be warm. So stop the cold at its source. Now to answer your question. Since window treatments ...
Here's a thought: what if you didn't put clothes in the dryer and then there would be no moisture, just heat. Or put a small amount in and you can regulate how much moisture is released.
Here in Wisconsin we do it just as Billy alluded to: a filtered bypass vent. You can use the damper to bleed off a little or a lot of the hot air/moist air into the home. The units are around $20. Be advised that you should place a fan or other means of circulating the moist air, as it will make your dryer room VERY moist if not pushed out into other areas. ...
I just did this this weekend. I imagine the answer really depends on the particulars of your duct work. Does it have a lot of bends? What's it made of? How long is it? Etc. In our case, we had smooth vent pipe, but they used 2' pieces to span about 14'. So we had all these tiny pieces with joints which, on top of that, they 'sealed' with duct tape. ...
I am looking to cover my bathroom wall exhaust vent when not in use, because we also have large draft of cold air coming in. I am going to make a cover with insulated fabric and attach it with Velcro that way we can just pull it off when showering and using the fan and stick it back on when not in use, which is about 90% of the time.
Go ahead and block them off. My house was built in the same era and has similar vents in the bedrooms. I believe the rationale is the construction of this era had become so tight that infiltration alone was insufficient to provide fresh air into the house, so these vents were installed as intentional infiltration. In my case, I'm not convinced the ...
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