Questions tagged [vent]

For questions generally relating to the exhaust ventilation of air from inside the home, and/or methods to promote proper airflow thorough various spaces in a structure.

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Basement bathroom exhaust vent location

I'm working on finishing my basement in Wisconsin. I'm currently working on HVAC, and have a question regarding the bathroom exhaust. Short version is: is anyone aware of any restrictions for ...
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Can I hardwire the bathroom vent fan?

I have a replacement fan motor assembly for a bathroom vent but the cable for the plug is too short to reach the existing fan socket in the mounting. Is there any reason why I can't just cut the plug ...
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Why is my toilet bowl filling up?

It's been 4 months since we moved in to the newly constructed house and the septic tank is quite large (like 10 feet length, 6 feet depth and 8 feet width). Water seems to be backing up in the toilet ...
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Can I drill into drywall where HVAC duct lies?

I’m trying to attach camera mounts to the ceiling wall that has an AC vent running behind it. Is it safe to drill into the drywall and make small holes to insert anchors without damaging the vent ...
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How to stop foul smell in toilet

My toilet always leaves some kind of foul smell not sure how it happens , all the toilets and septic tank has vent pipe too. I personally checked my WC and it's properly attached with floor and it's ...
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How much horizontal space should be between HVAC vents along the same duct that is used for two floors?

Currently two long duct banks (one on each side of the house) are used to heat/cool both the 1st floor and the 2nd floor. Vents for the 2nd floor are installed in the top of the duct and vents for the ...
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Maintenance of this range hood exhaust vent through the roof

As you can see, the vent in question cuts through a Colorbond (steel) roof top. Its contact with the roof is sealed with silicon. My question is: what do I need to know about the maintenance? Can the ...
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Routing a dryer vent 2x6 rim Joists

In preparing to move our laundry to the basement I am stuck looking for a route out for our dryer vent in our basement. My initial plan was to run it out a rim joist like all the other posts I found ...
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What are good strategies for fitting range hood vent ductwork in tight spaces

As a rookie, I’m not sure what strategies or approaches I should look into to get my range hood vent duct to make the necessary turns in a relatively tight space. So far, I have the rectangular-to-...
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Double fixture fitting with a cap on top

I'm looking to put two toilet drains into the vertical main from either side. I see that I should use a double wye fitting (according to everything I could find for toilets), but I cant find any ...
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Is 3/4 plywood good enough for blocking

I want to hang a vent hood on the wall and this wall has electrical and gas pipe between studs. It only has enough space for 3/4 plywood blocking. Is this adequate? Thanks
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Can a sink drain connect to toilet drain before toilet vent?

Long story short, I ran my bathroom sink drain, which has an AAV, into the toilet drain before the toilet drain vent. So the current drain goes: toilet -> sink (through a wye) -> vent for toilet ...
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Crushed Aluminum Dryer Vent

My dryer vent got crushed. It seems there's probably a couple inches for airflow. Do i need to have someone replace it? Is there some sort of simple tool to uncrush it a little bit?
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What purpose are these openings on the roof?

I have a slanted roof on my house. I think it's called a Gable and Valler roof where some vertical portions of the home intersects with some of the slanted parts of the roof. With that said, there ...
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Reducing noise from a large return register located on the door of my apartment's HVAC closet (inside)

My central air intake register emits a constant loud roar whenever the AC is blowing; it is so loud that it drowns out radio or human conversation going on. I have done some reading and learned that ...
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What is the Marco glass wood fireplace air vent lever closed position?

What is the Marco glass wood fireplace air vent lever closed position? Up, neutral, or down?
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My daughter room barely gets airflow. After looking in vent with camera the vent comes to a small point. Why would this be made like this?

Little airflow through vent. Can only get camera to a point and looks like a small hole. Is this normal for a vent, why would the vent be made this way.
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Do Americans in dense city centers vent their dryers directly outdoors?

I live in California in a normal single family home. My normal US dryer vents out the back into a duct that eventually goes out the side of my house - it vents moisture, air and lint directly to the ...
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About to drill large holes in exterior walls --- will UK building regs be a problem?

I want to install a vent for loft ventilation and also install a sun tunnel through a gable wall, to help light a severely under-illuminated upstairs room (not going with a window, for reasons of ...
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Does my hood vent vent to the outside or not?

We moved into a new (to us) house, and neither we nor the inspector can figure out where the range hood vents! The stove and hood are against an exterior (brick) wall. There is a cabinet above the ...
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Sealing exterior vent

What is the correct way to seal an unused exterior vent without replacing siding etc? This is an old, 4'' dryer vent. My current plan would be to first caulk around the flap to close any air gaps and ...
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Can a Dryer Exhaust Duct Power Ventilator Be Used to Extend a Dryer Vent Beyond 35 Feet?

This may be a stupid question... but... I know code limits dryer vents to 35 feet, IRC M1502.4.6.1 (https://codes.iccsafe.org/content/IRC2021P2/chapter-15-exhaust-systems#IRC2021P2_Pt05_Ch15_SecM1502)....
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Why isn't new sewer vent cap resolving poor toilet flushing?

Next to my lakehouse is a renovated garage with a toilet and a sink. Entire structure was built in the 90s. We have septic. Toilet flushes poorly, gurgles with flushing and just randomly. Removed the ...
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Squeaking round roof vent

My round roof vent fan is squeaking terribly. Who can I call to fix? That is the extent of the issue, there is nothing else to add.
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Replace inaccessible dryer vent

While cleaning out my dryer duct, I accidentally pushed out of the three flaps on the louvered vent. The simple solution is to replace the vent. However, I cannot easily access the outside of the ...
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How High For A Condensate Standpipe?

I have a new Navien NPE-240A2 condensing tankless water heater that I'm installing in an existing small water heater cabinet accessible from the exterior of my house. The current tankless is an older ...
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Dryer vent is too close to the ground. Can I extended it outdoors?

My dryer vent is installed only a few inches above grade, as shown in this image. I'd like to fix the grading around the house but I can't raise the grade here because of the vent. Short of rerouting ...
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Do old vents need to be removed if ridge vent is installed?

With a new ridge vent installed, I am wondering if these old vents need to be removed? They're plastic covers over a square hole cut in to the attic plywood. Just curious if it will interfere with ...
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Bathroom vent is noisy when it's windy outside

The vent fans in our bathrooms make loud clapping noises when it's windy. I can open/close the doors to the bathroom quickly and hear the flap clapping because of the pressure change. Is this ...
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How to re-route range hood ducting to my vent?

My current range vent does a wonky turn around and prevents the cabinet door from closing fully. I'm trying to figure out an alternate way to make the connection, but don't really have any good ideas. ...
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Trying to replace bathroom vent, but housing is stapled to the rafter

I have a Broan 688 vent in my bathroom. It's incredibly loud, and it doesn't have a light. I bought a Revent replacement from home depot, which is designed to fit the exact cutout as the Broan. ...
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Using old vent pipe as TV antenna

I recently replaced a house trap, and as a result, I have a leftover vent pipe that runs from my basement up through my roof. Would it be possible for me to somehow connect a coax cable to the pipe so ...
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Have I gotten too creative with my attic insulation vs airflow design?

I did a lot of research on air flow and insulation at the beginning of this project, but I started to get into a flow and got a bit creative with foam-board sealed ridge air pocket. My basic design is ...
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Any concerns with moving a plumbing vent?

We are currently in the process of evaluating placing solar panels on our roof. The south facing roof with best sunlight currently has a plumbing vent that would be nice to move if possible. My plan ...
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Does the steam function on a dryer produce more humidity than a normal dry cycle?

Just moved in to my new condo and bought my first steam dryer only to realize that the condo syndicate prohibits us to use the steam function on our dryers because of a problem in the construction of ...
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Will this roof vent installation cause me problems?

I just have my house re-roofed on last November. Recently I look around in the attic and found the new vents and ventilation fan weren't prefect fit the existing holes. Will this situation be a big ...
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What is this junction box mounted to a metal pipe? [closed]

I was alerted by some vibrating noise in my basement and opened a little access hatch to learn more. I saw a metal box with electric wires in it. This box is screwed in a larger pipe, which seems to ...
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Whirlpool Dishwasher leaks from the air vent

My Whirlpool Dishwasher WDF520PADM7 (2019) has the a passive style air vent on the upper left corner of the door (passive means there is no solenoid or fan). Water leaks from air vent assembly through ...
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Need Options for Routing Dryer Vent

I have a single story brick house built in 1992 on a slab with the current dryer vent being a 3 inch pvc running thru the slab under a tiny room (garage accessible) that contains my 50 gallon gas hot ...
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Is an air admittance valve suitable on a sewage ejector pump basin?

My contractor recently installed a sewage ejector pump for a new basement bathroom that will feed waste to a septic tank. The pump will be handling a toilet, shower, and two sinks. I have some ...
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Why vent on first floor blows cold air mostly and hot air sometimes?

My house has 3 floors and gas furnace is on 3rd floor. First floor has total of 3 vents but one of those blows cold air most of the time and hot air rarely. The other 2 vents on the same floor blows ...
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Would this work for venting a basement toilet?

I am putting a bathroom in my basement, but I am not sure about venting. I know studor vents are a possibility, but I would like to just tie into my existing system if possible. Here is a rough sketch ...
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Water dripping from a gas vent thats connected to my furnace

I just noticed when I opened the closet where my furnace is located there was water in the middle. It appears to be leaking from 2 spots on a vent that's labeled the (gas vent connector) its sunday ...
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What material blocks cigarette smoke the smell and the vocs from passing through vents?

I tried blocking the weed/cigarette smoke from neighbors apartment from getting into mine. I've done everything from wrapping kitchen and bathroom vents in aluminium foil, packed and sealed off whole ...
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Lower the point of drain attachment to a vent and adding a Studor (AAV)

I have a negative pitch in the drain pipe coming out of my sink drain that attaches directly to the vent stack. The vent stack is mostly inaccessible at the height of the p-trap though inside the sink ...
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Advice installing a vent on roof

Installed a new bathroom fan today and realized the ducting is way undersized. 9'x15' room and a very tiny fan with 3" ducting. I replaced it with a 110CFM Panasonic fan. So I can't use the ...
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How can I limit the flow of cold air in my utility room? [duplicate]

I could not understand why my basement was constantly cold. I found by accident a cold blast of air coming through this vent from outside. Since this is in my utility room, next to my home forced air/...
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Dryer vent venting towards side of house

The under-eave dryer vent on my new house is pointed back towards the side of the house (instead of straight down, away from the house, or to one side). As a result, warm moist air is blasted at the ...
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Screwing in to an HVAC vent

I'm trying to mount a sliding barn door in a room. It has five holes in the rail for the lag screws to screw in to. One of the five holes is directly over an HVAC vent that leads to the upper floor - ...
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Installing a vent grill when the floor is finished

Is it possible to install an HVAC vent grill in the finish floor? This is in the attic space under a sloped roof, where the floor doesn't run all the way to the roof, so we actually have access to the ...
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