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Depending on the size, weight would be my only structural concern. A large window well filled only with concrete is going to weigh a ton. That could potentially put unwanted pressure on the foundation. The windows should be blocked/bricked in, add some below grade sealer/barrier (whatever the foundation of the building is made of), the hole filled with ...


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Your research is pointing you in the right direction: the need for attic ventilation is overblown (pardon the pun). The attic fan is useless; don't use it, because it will cost you more money than it will ever save you. The air inlets are the soffit vents. What are the outlets? Gable vents? a ridge vent? Turtle vents? Whatever they are, they're probably ...


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Check your roof vent for clogging on lint right at the exit. Ideally... your dryer should terminate at the closest point outdoors. I personally on a weekend and a bit of money, would just punch a hole through the wall and vent that way. The longer the run of vent the more resistance the dryer has to overcome. If the tube is the ribbed tubing, that adds a ...


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There should (must?) be a vent on the roof. If you can get up there, take the hat off of the vent and run a fishtape though the vent. (A fishtape is long, skinny, flexible steel or fiberglass rod that electricians use to run wire through conduit.) Once you've got the fishtape to the other end, tie a nylon rope to the tape and pull it through. After that, ...


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Whole-house fans are generally equipped with a motorized louver system. Exhaust ducts (eg bathroom ventilation fans or clothes drier exhausts or kitchen exhausts) often have a seal of some sort which is simply blown out of the way while air is flowing, then closed by gravity.



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