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sbkim 10-18-2012 01:15 PM

Exterior Vent Pipe Cover?
Hello and thank you for the great forum. I had a quick question regarding a few of my exterior vent pipes in the roof (e.g., radon pipe, bathroom vent etc) which are not covered with wire mesh or something to block animals from going in. May be I am being paranoid but my plumber and HVAC guy think I don't need them and in fact may cause issues with ice build up in Chicago.

Your thoughts?

Here is the cover I was thinking:


techpappy 10-18-2012 01:51 PM

air from vents is room temp so shouldn't pose a problem as far as snow/ice are concerned and even if it did...easy to remove....

sbkim 10-18-2012 01:52 PM

Thank you. I would prefer not to have any build up if at all possible so is the answer NOT to have a cover?

joecaption 10-18-2012 03:03 PM

In 30 years in the business I've never once seen one covered.

sbkim 10-18-2012 03:24 PM


Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1033452)
In 30 years in the business I've never once seen one covered.

LOL - I guess that's all the reassurance I need. I got the same reaction from the pro's and I knew I was being an idiot...

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