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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
1answer
138 views

Making your own B Vent Attic Insulation Shield?

I'm installing a 45k BTU gas heater in my garage. It will be a vertical vent installation with 3" b vent pipe and I'm going to insulation the attic with about 18" of cellulose insulation. No one ...
5
votes
1answer
338 views

Dryer vent: proximity to electrical wires

We recently moved into a new home, and the ductwork for the (as yet uninstalled) LG DLE3500W electric dryer is the flexible foil type. To avoid an additional bend in the duct, it runs across some ...
0
votes
1answer
79 views

Can I use foil duct for Kenmore 700 dryer?

I pulled my dryer, and am reinstalling it. It had a semi-rigid metal transition duct, which was all bent out of shape, and looked like it had some holes forming (see pic). I did homework, and read a ...
1
vote
1answer
22 views

Bathroom Remodel Drain/Vent Configuration

All, thank you in advance for the help. I am remodeling a bathroom and fall under IPC 2018 and was hoping that folks could look over the design below and let me know if this was code compliant and if ...
0
votes
2answers
74 views

How does one properly seal a celling vent of a forced air hvac system?

In a room that may have had some kind of condensation on the past, how should one go about sealing the area around the vent hole in the ceiling, specifically to reduce the likelihood of returning ...
2
votes
1answer
66 views

Basement bath: Can I tie a wet bar sink into bathroom vanity drain?

I've seen similar questions asked, but there seem to be enough variables that I'd like to ask here to be sure. See attached photos. I have a basement bath roughed in, it is wet vented. The vanity is ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

Fixing a bathroom vent exhaust going only into attic

First, the facts: We live in Western Oregon (lots of moisture) Home was built in 1979 Bathroom exhaust fans are vented into attic I like to do things once and do it right I am planning on venting the ...
0
votes
1answer
169 views

Trying to understand the venting in my home

I'm trying to make assumptions on the purposes of the vents in my home and I understand that it may not be correct without opening up walls. It would be a great help for me in knowing how my home ...
2
votes
1answer
48 views

Cheater vent from Behind Toilet

I would like to place a cheater vent (aav) behind the toilet. I just want to make sure this arrangement will work properly. Most of the vented toilet arrangements I see show the vent being downstream ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Plumbing island with low basement headroom

What is the difference between whats being done in this picture and taking the vent pipe and attaching where marked in red. Seems vent is only slightly raised.
1
vote
0answers
30 views

Old-style ceiling vent in DC rowhouse, top-floor bathroom

I'm looking to recreate the original mechanism for opening and closing the ceiling "window-frame" vent in the topfloor bathroom of my 1938 Wash DC rowhouse. Problem is, I have no friggin' idea what ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

No Attic vent, in Florida, new-ish house - needed?

We have a SW Florida (Cape Coral) house built in 2005. The house is block construction, high ceilings (10-14'), about 3100 sq ft, and concrete tile steep hip roof (by eye at least 12 in 12). The ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

How can install rafter baffle venting without removing drywall?

I have a finished attic, that needs to be updated. The pitched sides of the roof are sheetrocked & insulated, the ceiling is a suspended ceiling (will be sheetrocked) and the low knee walls are ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

Example Registers for 2“ x 12” Duct

I am new to DIY Stack Exchange as well as home renovations in general so I will do my best to be concise and provide adequate clarity for my question, without sounding overtly inexperienced. I had a ...
1
vote
1answer
710 views

Ridge Vents vs Gable Vents Energy Savings as a Percentage or $ Figure

I am having a new roof installed and there is an additional item Ridge Vents that I can add to the home - I currently have Gable Vents - no sofits. I understand that the gables need to be blocked and ...
3
votes
3answers
585 views

How to child-proof a floor vent?

Our upstairs playroom has a floor vent leading to the furnace that children like to throw toys down. Is there any kind of vent cover that can be substituted that is less likely to result in this ...
1
vote
0answers
31 views

Stove Vent Hood Not Pulling Air

My stove vent is not pulling enough air but the exhaust on the outside of my house is flowing really good. The metal grease filters have been replaced (in fact with the grease filters removed it still ...
1
vote
1answer
603 views

What type of chimney liner and vent pipe are required for a wood stove?

I am working to rehabilitate an old chimney for use by a wood stove. There will be approximately 18 ft from the wall chimney socket (this is probably not the correct name for it) to the chimney top ...
16
votes
5answers
6k views

Is it dangerous to run electrical cords through heating vents?

I'm living in an old apartment, and my roommate has fed electrical cords through a heating vent from the living room into the bathroom, up to a power bar on the side of the sink. I see this as a ...
0
votes
1answer
78 views

venting bathroom fan through soffit

So here's my experience of venting through the soffit. The humid air from the bathroom is expelled downward and rises up again to the soffit and in very cold weather in Canada it freezes there, then ...
2
votes
1answer
40 views

Is it worth adding a 2nd roof vent to an unfinished detached garage?

If a "2.5" car (24x24ft) garage has one roof vent near the top, is there any use in adding an extra roof rent? The garage is unfinished/uninsulated, and there is no obstruction of air between the roof ...
2
votes
4answers
12k views

What's the best way to shore up a ceiling register that is loose?

I have a few ceiling registers which are not flush with the ceiling since the duct has loosened over time. What's the best way to get them flush with the ceiling? I thought about driving several ...
3
votes
4answers
20k views

Drywall surrounding vent no longer supports screws;

Screws that normally fix the vent in place can't do their job anymore. The drywall has crumbled to the point that the tapped hole for the screw lacks a boundary with the duct. (Picture attached.) ...
1
vote
2answers
37 views

Is there a recommended size for vents in boiler cupboard doors?

I have replaced doors in my house and would like to replace a plain boiler cupboard door — standard 1981mm x 762mm (6½ft by 2½ft) door — with a 6-panel door matching the ...
1
vote
1answer
507 views

Installing PEX pipes close to heating vents

We are renovating all the bathrooms in our house that was built in the early 70s. The plumber has replaced most of the copper pipes with PEX tubing. He has not replaced copper entirely and has ...
2
votes
1answer
150 views

Position of dryer vent relative to gas meter and furnace intake

As part of renovations to our house (built in the early 70s) we are reconfiguring the laundry room and moving appliances to the opposite wall. The laundry appliances will now be to the left of the ...
2
votes
1answer
92 views

Can I run a plumbing vent through a wall instead of the roof?

I'm working on a tiny cabin bathroom. I would not like to run a vent pipe and cut an opening in the roof. Are there any other options on the placement of vent for waste?
1
vote
2answers
85 views

Are these bathroom vents?

I was looking at a house and the bathrooms appear to have no exhaust fans. It does have these little things that look like they might be vents of some sort. Could they be sufficient for ventilation to ...
5
votes
4answers
11k views

How do I prevent harmonic resonance hum in PVC vent of newly installed hot water heater?

I just had a new power vented water heater installed (HTProducts Phoenix Light Duty) in our crawlspace. The contractor that put it in used part of the existing 3" concentric vent from the furnace we ...
2
votes
0answers
87 views

Moving or closing cold air return

Here is my current situation: There used to be a wall running between two rooms here; with a heat vent on the top side room and what looks like two cold air returns on the other. The issue is, with ...
1
vote
1answer
740 views

Repair/replace foundation vents in wooden siding?

The vents into my crawlspace are cut into the wooden siding and I'm not what the correct way to repair/replace them is. All of the examples and products I've seen show the vents in the concrete wall ...
1
vote
1answer
322 views

Is my plumbing drain/vent setup ok?

I'm new at plumbing, working on installing a master bath in our house. Pictured is the room with the shower pan in place, a vanity drawn where that will go and you can see the toilet flange sitting in ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

Extend sidewall hot water tank vent outside?

I have a power vented hot water tank just on the other side of the wall (and in the basement) from the exterior pipe you see in the picture. The problem is that the steam vents onto my wife's flower ...
2
votes
6answers
43k views

Do I need a vent fan in an interior laundry room?

I am renovating a few rooms including an existing laundry room. It currently has one exterior window and another openable window onto an existing mudroom (which also has exterior windows). After the ...
0
votes
1answer
67 views

Intake blockage on hot water heater - shuts off

I have a similar problem to a question I’ve seen posted here before. I have a high efficiency water heater...and the sensor keeps shutting it off as the intake pipe outside gets full of frost. I’...
6
votes
2answers
18k views

Do I need soffit vents when I have 2 gable vents and 5 normal peak vents?

We are in southeast Idaho, have a plain simple gable roof on a 1,050 square foot floor house; the roof's pitch is not great, probably 3 or 4/12 but normal for our area. We have 1 vent at each gable ...
3
votes
1answer
54 views

Range hood impeller slipping on rotor shaft

My range hood has a motor with an impeller on it. The impeller is attached to the rotor shaft by a nut that threads onto the impeller's... bushing I guess it's called, which is slotted, so that as the ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

Direct vent boiler exhaust exiting close to brick chimney

The exhaust vent for our Burnham Spirit direct vent boiler currently exits very near the junction box where I recently installed an IR-triggered motion-sensitive floodlight. The hot air is causing ...
2
votes
1answer
59 views

Does a 100 year old home need attic ventilation added if no problems have occurred?

We purchased a 1920 brick home 2 years ago and are pricing a new roof and the roofing contractors want to put in ridge vents and soffit ventilation systems. We currently have two large awning style ...
2
votes
1answer
175 views

Can I vent plumbing in an old house to the crawl space? [duplicate]

I have an old farmhouse with a bathroom vanity, laundry room, and kitchen sink/dishwasher draining into a single septic run. There aren’t any vents installed in the system with only a crawl space ...
3
votes
10answers
10k views

How do I get an exterior vent to stop frosting over in a cold Canadian winter?

We have a high-efficiency gas-fired hot water heater (in our a basement) that is vented to the outside of our house. When the weather gets below -30°C the vent has a tendency to frost-over. When ...
1
vote
3answers
10k views

What Type of Ducting Should Be Used for a Bathroom Exhaust Fan?

I'm planning on installing a Bathroom exhaust fan (Just a note, the port is 4") and am curious as to what kind of duct should be used. I've heard that the duct should be insulated to prevent water ...
4
votes
1answer
342 views

Venting Range Hood into Attic Space, Temporarily

My ductless recirculating range hood broke, and I have to install the replacement. I love to cook, so I'm installing a roof vent for a ducted hood. The range hood I bought has good filtering for ...
1
vote
1answer
196 views

Is there a rule about minimum rise of a vent pipe before it can run horizontal?

I am replacing my shower/bath, including removing the wall that houses the vent pipe (the new unit is free-standing). To make the repiping easier, I want to redirect the tub vent pipe to merge with ...
1
vote
2answers
221 views

Are there any options for connecting into main stack for venting branch below waterline?

Are there any options for connecting into main stack for venting branch below waterline? Could I go up for a few feet with a with a wye join and then come back down? The reason for trying to come up ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

Structural damage because of air vent

I need to make an air vent for a tumble dryer hose on an external structural wall. Is there any chance to compromise the wall structure because of the hole for the vent? Should I add a structure ...
0
votes
1answer
936 views

Hot Garage - Do Garage Door Vents Work?

My Garage gets hot in the summer! Outside temp might be 85 degrees Fahrenheit but in the garage it's over 110. If I leave the door open about 8 inches temperature equals out. Issues with leaving ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

bathroom vent not working correctly

Had some mildew on the ceiling so I thought some thing was wrong with the exhaust sucking the moisture from the shower. So I vacuumed everything and removed the flapper and cleaned that as well.So I ...
1
vote
2answers
85 views

Bathroom Vent - exhausts into attic insulation - what to do today?

So my wife called my attention the fact that the kids bathroom has some grunge on the ceiling and tends to have lots of water drops when in use. First issue - at some point the vent motor was ...
1
vote
1answer
74 views

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 ...

1
2 3 4 5
9