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gabrielr 10-13-2012 07:59 PM

Cold floor near dryer vent
 
Hello,

I live in a condo with concrete walls and floor. Our dryer exhaust is located underneath our balcony. During winter, our floor gets really cold in line with the dryer exhaust -- my guess is that cold air is coming through the vent.

What can I do to avoid cold air coming through the exhaust vent?

Thanks!

joecaption 10-13-2012 08:13 PM

There's suppost to be a flapper of louvers in the part of the vent sitting outside stopping air from getting in. May be stuck or need to be clean.
The hole though the wall also may not be seal or the insulation got pushed out of the way inside the wall when they made the hole.

Canarywood1 10-13-2012 09:01 PM

And if that doesn't work,get one of these.


http://www.amazon.com/Pasco-Louvered.../dp/B0002Z1H46

AndyGump 10-13-2012 09:16 PM

Stuff a cat in the exhaust?

Andy.

md2lgyk 10-14-2012 05:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Canarywood1 (Post 1030306)
And if that doesn't work,get one of these.


http://www.amazon.com/Pasco-Louvered.../dp/B0002Z1H46

I wouldn't get one of those. Birds have a habit of building nests in them (yes, they can get in - it has happened to me). There is a vent that is similar but has a cover to block critter entry.

hand drive 10-14-2012 10:45 AM

start at the outside and check to see if the vent flap is operable. go under the house and check for insulation around dryer vent duct, holes in foundation for drafts etc...the piece of insulation in the floor joist bay could have been removed for the dryer vent placement also.

oops, missed the concrete part, Thanks Joe. looking at it from the outside is the only way to see anything if the duct pipe is in the slab....

joecaption 10-14-2012 10:55 AM

Concrete floors and walls, hard to see under it.

Canarywood1 10-14-2012 05:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by md2lgyk (Post 1030405)
I wouldn't get one of those. Birds have a habit of building nests in them (yes, they can get in - it has happened to me). There is a vent that is similar but has a cover to block critter entry.


Thats because you get the cheapies,get the one with a screen in it.


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