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Old 09-28-2010, 07:52 PM   #1
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Box/Yankee Gutter Repair, What is this Vent?

I have been looking into getting my box/yankee gutter repaired. I was trying to figure out why the previous owners put some type of vent directly above it the gutter? (not sure what the proper term of the item is but would be interested to know so I can do some more research) Is this used to prevent moisture from forming in the attic space? (The attic is livable space) I had someone tell me it was a cap preventing water from going to the downspouts but it seems peculiar that someone would put this on the roof for no reason. I'm wondering if there was a moisture issue or ice dams forming. I've owned the house for about a year so I'm still discovering all the surprises. Appreciate all the help.
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:22 PM   #2
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The cap indicates it's a vent for a gas furnace.
It could even be a plumbing vent. Either way, it's in the wrong place. It should have been ell'd to come out in the shingle roof at least 2' above the gutter.


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It does seem odd if it is a plumbing/gas vent. Directly underneath the pipe is a downspout so I'm curious if the pipe comes out inside the box gutter then comes up. I suppose the only way to find out is look inside the box, will get the roofers to look at it.
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radon possibly?,the downspout you see directly below may be covering the rest of the pipe

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