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Old 04-03-2014, 11:20 AM   #1
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hi guys,

not sure if this is the right place to post this but... im redoing my kitchen and my laundry room is moving locations as well and the old dryer vent, vents out the side of the siding ... just wondering what is my best bet for patching that hole and sealing it up tight? the siding is aluminum, its on the side of the house that isnt used for anything ... gas meter and A/C is there so its more of an issue of stopping the air and maybe wildlife from getting in vs needing to look great

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Old 04-03-2014, 12:26 PM   #2
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Aluminum siding is near impossible to just remove a center section to replace.
If you could even find a new piece with the same exposure it could be cut and slide in under the piece above and held in place with some silicone and a couple of trim nails.

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Old 04-03-2014, 12:48 PM   #3
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ya that makes sense any idea what to use for the hole its self... insulation maybe? spray foam?

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Going to have to cut the sheetrock on the inside alongside the studs, may as well make it a nice square hole.
Add fiberglass insulation, then install new drywall, tape and mud.
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And don't forget the required poly....under the drywall. IMO, install the termination hood without the ducting and seal the flap shut- no siding to patch.

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Old 04-03-2014, 10:39 PM   #6
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my old dryer vent runs between my floor joist out of the house... so theres no dry wall or any thing
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Great! Just canned foam inside the hole and shut the hood flap while foam is wet to air/bug seal it closed- no siding to match, people expect to see vents on walls...

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