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Extend dryer termination away from condensing unit

How can I extend my dryer's exhaust vent away from my A.C. condensing unit using the existing outlet? It currently looks like the picture below. I don't know if the vent going through the wall is ...
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Is there such thing as secondary lint traps for rectangular dryer ducts? [closed]

I have been searching online for a couple weeks now without any luck. There are plenty of secondary lint traps that install along a run of standard 4” rigid metal duct. I’m looking for a secondary ...
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Bath exhaust fan issue

We closed on this new construction townhome in January 2014. 6 1/2 years later, cleaning the Panasonic exhaust fans in all 4 bathrooms, to my astonishment, basement bathroom fan has no ductwork. Fan ...
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How to seal dryer exhaust vent

I am replacing my dryer exhaust vent. Here is a picture of the old one after I removed the cap. I did my best to clean up the old caulking before adding the new tube and vent, which looks like this: ...
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How do I connect my new bathroom exhaust fan to the old duct that isn't lined up for the new fan?

The old fan died, and I'm trying to install a replacement. The old one was 80CFM, and, despite it working 24x7, the groundfloor bathroom was always a little damp. The new one is a fancy Panasonic, ...
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Exhaust fan in Toilet room off the master bath

I understand it is code for exhaust fan in the Toilet room (Small 4x5 room with door) this room is off the main master bathroom. Do I need another exhaust for the main bathroom for code? Can I put a ...
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Can a convection oven be used without exterior venting?

My home is 20 years old. I have a free standing stove/oven and a microwave above installed when home was new. Neither is vented and the roof is tile and exterior is stucco so I won’t be able to vent. ...
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Gas clothes dryer is venting into the crawl space

I have been living in a house in Southern California for 18 months and while crawling around under the far end of the house I found that there is about 2 inch deep lint over a 200 sq ft area where my ...
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Can I have a shared exhaust flue for a high efficiency furnace and tankless water heater?

I recently purchased and am installing a 96% efficiency two-stage gas furnace. The old unit was an 80% efficiency unit using a 4" metal flue. This flue merges the exhaust of both the hot water heater ...
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Possible source of dripping from bathroom exhaust fan?

During the winter, I experienced "Chinese water torture". The bathroom exhaust fan is located above the toilet. While seated on the throne, drops of water would hit my head every so many seconds. ...
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Water Heater Exhaust - how to connect the 3 inch hood to four inch exhaust pipe

I'm working on this gas water heater with 3" hood almost attached to an elbow that reduces from a 4" exhaust flue. This was only attached by a lot of aluminum tape. The problem is that the ends of ...
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Is it possible to vent two exhaust fans through a single wall penetration?

I have two bathroom exhaust fans that need to be vented out of the house, but I'd like to do it using a single wall penetration. Is there a code compliant, safe way to do this? Both bathrooms are on ...
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What kind of vent material can be used for gas dryer?

Dryer at present butts up to vent sticking into the room. This works just fine. I want to put the dryer and washer on a plinth to make it easier to access. I don't want to put the dryer further ...
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Why does my boiler vent steam?

My understanding of a boiler system is that it is closed, meaning the water stays in the pipes and constantly recirculates. However, there is a vent (3" PVC pipe) that is connected to it that ...
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How to terminate cooker hood ducting

I have a probably stupid question about assembling ventilation pipe for a cooker hood. I want to vent my cooker hood through the eaves rather than go through the roof as I suspect it's cheaper, less ...
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How to retrofit existing kitchen exhaust fan

I'm remodeling a kitchen that is circa 1940's. In the kitchen is an exhaust fan that sits inside a 3.25x10 duct. I would like to keep an exhaust fan in this location and re-use the existing duct, ...
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Furnace heat duct for basement

I'm trying to install a heat exhaust vent on the side of the drywall in the basement, see pic. The issue is that the the register is too small for the boot. This is normal if the exhaust is in the ...
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Why do gas water heater exhausts have an air gap before the chimney?

Every conventional (i.e., non-direct-vent) gas water heater I have seen has a roughly 1" vertical gap between its exhaust port and the exhaust vent (or "chimney"). See photo below. What function does ...
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Bedroom Install of a Takagi T-H3-DV-P - 199,000 BTU Propane Indoor Condensing Ultra-Low NOx

I'm in the process of a remodel, though I need to do it in phases. third or 4th phase down the road is to use part of the Master bedroom and make a Laundry room with some of the space. Though I ...
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Does an 8“ round to 10x3.25” elbow exist?

I have open space above cabinets and wife does not want a chimney on our range hood. SO I am looking for an elbow that will take the 8" round vertical exhaust and go 90 degrees into a 10x3.25" (we ...
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How to re-purpose an exhaust fan using a 10x3.25 duct?

I'm currently remodeling my kitchen. Instead of a cooktop hood, I plan to re-use the existing ceiling exhaust fan. It looks to be about a 8" diameter fan that is inside a 10x3.25 duct that exhausts ...
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Can a Dryer with a 4“ exhaust safely vent through a 3” pipe?

During some home-improvement, we need put in some new dryer venting. The most aesthetically pleasing option is to have a 90deg turn out of the dryer, then into a 3" pipe that goes for 9 feet. There is ...
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Additional exhaust vents needed for whole house fan

I need ~8-10 sq ft of additional exhaust vents to accommodate a new 7600 cfm whole house fan. Uncertain if add'l soffit vents needed for adequate ventilation flow through attic. Planning to install ...
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Using existing exhaust stack for new furnace

I'm about to replace the furnace in our house. The existing furnace uses a 6" stack through the roof. I know most new furnace installations just use PVC and poke out of the wall at about ground level. ...
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How should I attach laminate foil dryer transition duct?

I've got a laminate foil dryer duct coming up from the crawlspace. I need to attach my dryer transition duct to the exhaust duct, but these really don't like to go inside one another since they're ...
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Does using an existing attic exhaust pipe to also serve air flow from a range hood cause smells/micro particles of oil/soot/etc to get into attic?

Our kitchen renovation contractor decided to change plans on us and vent the range hood out via the same pipe as was pre-existing to passively control the temperature in our attic, instead of vent out ...
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Is an exhaust fan over a gas range required?

Are we required to have one in a standard kitchen with a gas range in a residential home? The big question is not how many CFM or ducted or not, just whether there is a requirement in the building ...
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How can I prevent the clanging of my extractor fan vent cover?

I installed this exterior vent for our oven extractor fan However, the metal plate in the vents keeps swinging open and closed when it gets windy and we can hear it in the house to the point where ...
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Can I blow dryer exhaust into a pillow case or sheet?

Go ahead and laugh. It's okay. Before you do, though, hear me out. My dryer has been drying less and less lately. Today, it stopped drying. Now I have a full load of wet laundry and it's all the ...
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Outside dryer vent clogs with lint

A few days ago our dryer started complaining about a blocked airway, so I went up on the roof to check out the vent and sure enough the screen was completely clogged with lint. It's a new vent that ...
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Best way to shield microwave and cabinets from stovetop steam

We recently installed new cabinets in our kitchen and we also had our microwave vented to the outside. From this two problems have arisen. the Samsung microwave now sporadically gives a C-F0 error....
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Exhaust fixture for venting bathroom fan through roof

I'm planning to install a roof vent for a bathroom exhaust fan I'm putting in. I'm thinking about using one of these: but I was wondering if I need to worry about it getting blocked by ice or snow? (...
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furnace exhaust - move for renovation

We are in the US. We have a 95% efficient furnace that exhausts to the house in a straight line from the furnace to the wall. We are building an extension to the house and the exhaust will now be a ...
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Concerns with installing 4“ Dryer Booster Fan into 7” duct

Our new-to-us home was built in 1850, so there's been a lot of oddball things done to it's guts over time. One of these is the dryer vent duct work that looks to have been installed sometime in the ...
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Two dryers connected to the same exhaust via a “Y”. Backdraft problems?

I have two dryers (one gas, one electric) and their exhaust pipes are merged with a "Y" to a common exterior exhaust. I'd like to keep it that way to minimize cuts through the wall (and eventually I ...
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unique ? about venting tankless water header

I am installing a tankless water heater at the house. My question is unique because I can not find a reference anywhere in the code and the installation manual about where to place my exhaust vent. I ...
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How to fit 4" rigid aluminum duct vent in between walls when there is an angle brace?

I want to do what these people have done here: The problem is I have bracing going diagonally and it is not leaving enough space for the 4" aluminum duct vent. Can I saw the bracing off for the 1 ...
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Do we need a gable vent, and in either case, how to vent bathroom fan outside (can it be via the gable)?

We need to put a hole from our attic to the outside, one way or the other. Before making any holes, I hope to hash out the details. Here's the goals: Make sure attic is properly vented Direct ...
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Bathroom Vent Fan Upgrade

I am upgrading an undersized bathroom fan that is 50 CFM and has (possibly) a 3" to 4" exhaust pipe. The new fan, which is 150 CFM requires a 6" exhaust pipe. Do I need to rip out the existing vent ...
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Do I need to replace the water heater vent pipes if they have salt corrosion?

I was in my attic improving the insulation and I found that my exhaust pipe for the water heater has salt/corrosion all around the seams. Based on what I found, this is either caused by inadequate ...
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How do I calculate fan size for a single room exhaust system to reach a desired cfm when restricted to specific duct size/route?

I am wanting to exhaust a sealed room (except for air intake and exhaust). The room is 512 ft3, and due to positioning, orientation, and existing construction, I am restricted to using 6" flexible ...
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Furnace draft inducer switch tripping

I have an older furnace and a brand new natural gas instant water heater that I installed. I only start this way because the furnace had one thing break last year, so I'm not sure if things on it are ...
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Downstairs exhaust fan venting into upstairs?

I recently purchased a bi-level home with two full baths. The inspection didn't include ductwork, but it seems to me that the downstairs bathroom is somehow venting into the rest of the house. There ...
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What is required clearance from mechanical exhaust to garage door?

I'm looking to add a new tankless water heater, which allows for pvc exhaust. In California, USA, I think clearance requirements for a door is four feet horizontally or one foot vertically. Does this ...
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What should I do about a hole in my dryer hose?

My cats tore a hole in our electric dryer vent hose, and I used the dryer to dry-clean a sweater using one of those sheets that you put in the dryer. Now I'm really worried about the fumes in the ...
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Connecting dryer vent in new window

We just had some old windows replaced with glass block in the basement. The installers added a window with an attachment to vent the clothes dryer but, of course, it's different to the one in the old ...
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Can I modify the vent from my high efficiency furnace to prevent possible damage to the exterior of my home?

is my high efficiency furnace vent installed properly? I'm based in Toronto, Canada. In some recent cold winter weather, the exhaust is causing a lot of ice buildup on the surrounding brick. To my ...
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How to modify and redirect the tankless water heater steam exhaust away from the house?

I am seeking help from this community to come up a creative solution on how to make a minor/elegant modification to direct the steam exhaust to go outside and away from the house. Right now, it will ...
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How best to secure rigid duct near a ceiling penetration

In order to vent a kitchen cooktop exhaust hood I am running rigid 6" round metal duct from my ceiling to a roof vent. The cooktop is on the front wall of my house. For aesthetic reasons I wish to ...
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Can I vent a bathroom through the soffit if I use a product designed for it?

I am looking for some clarification. I have been reading about installing an exhaust fan in a bathroom, and I have been reading that you should always vent to the outside, but I continue to read that ...