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How can I determine if the sewer smell is from a lack of p-trap in the wall (ideally without removing drywall)? It would be very unlikely for there not to be a trap; they are required by code. More likely you have a trap that is being siphoned dry, which can be caused by various problems including poor venting, clogged or partially clogged drain, poor ...


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If the duct is blocked off at the end so that no air flows through then it should have minimal effect on the system. Removing it should not be expected to make any efficiency improvement. On the other hand, if that duct is just lost in the floor or ceiling somewhere and is discharging conditioned air into who-knows-where, then yes you might gain some ...


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If I were doing that job, I would contact an HYAC company or if you can find one, a duct fabricator, and have them make what you need. Their offset would be smooth and without the flaws as compared to something you could make in your basement. Another possibility would be to purchase a piece of 3 1/4" X 14"(this duct comes in 10", 12", ...


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