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Old 05-16-2012, 05:40 PM   #1
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Removing outside vents


One of these used to be an old dryer vent. Not sure about the other 2 since I don't use them. What the best way to remove them and make this area look clean?
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:53 PM   #2
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You'll need a couple new siding panels.

Remove the panels around the vents, remove the vents, then install the new panels.

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As you will NEVER be able to match the rest of the siding...
pretty much anything you do needs to be a 'contrasting' material/color...
and you need to view it as a temporary fix until you re-side.
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As you will NEVER be able to match the rest of the siding...
pretty much anything you do needs to be a 'contrasting' material/color...
and you need to view it as a temporary fix until you re-side.
Gotta love that vinyl siding.
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Key wording here: "Not sure about the other two". So--you know one of them is an old clothes dryer vent. The other two could be a lot of different vents to release air from "who knows what". First make sure that the other two, or even one of them, is not a release area for a bath vent fan. I have seen these used for fans under homes to circulate some air, usually operated on a timer. Other than this, follow the instructions from the other posts.
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My mistake. The silver sent is needed since its connected to the hvac and one of the other white vents are also. So just the old dryer vent needs to go.


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