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  1. General DIY Discussions
    Hi - Does it matter if a gable vent is off center? The truss's I built have a center support which will force me to put the vent on either side of the support. Does it matter ? Thank you
  2. Plumbing
    Hi everyone, I added a new floor to a split level. The new wall is now right next to my main vent stack pipe (which isn't up to code) and on the low side of the roof. I need to move the pipe further toward the center of the roof and then exit and penetrate my new roof overhang and exit above...
  3. Building & Construction
    My propane stove heater stopped working. It needs a new control board which costs more than I'm willing to pay, so I would like to remove it, but leave the option to install something else in the future. It is in a mobile home that is kind of remote, so I would like to do it myself to save...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    I have a laundry which is not adjacent to any exterior walls making it difficult or impossible to install a room exhaust directly outside. We are experiencing musty odors in the laundry room. I know I cannot have the dryer vent share a bathroom exhaust fan vent. But can I have the laundry room...
  5. Building & Construction
    Ahoy, thanks ahead to all who chime in on this. Kitchen soffits removed. Only thing found in them was this 2" vent for sink drain. Can this be re-routed through the top plate of this outside wall? Well, I know it CAN be done, but should it is the question.
  6. Building & Construction
    Has anyone added floor vents to their attached low deck near the house to allow for ventilation? I have proper grading under the deck, however I am using 1x6 nominal IPE and am nervous about cupping. I'm wondering if there are vents like Qwickgrates...
  7. Building & Construction
    We had a second story added to our house 28 years ago. The original first story attic had large vents on the gable ends. The second story is set back from the first story, so now I don't think these vents serve much of a purpose since there is no accessible attic – just a couple feet of empty...
  8. HVAC
    Purchased a home with a broken microwave, which I finally decided on replacing. Turns out there's some really odd ducting happening and pretty sure the old "solution" didn't vent much at all. There's an off-center 7 inch diameter pipe protruding about 3 inches out, situated only 5 inches above...
  9. Roofing/Siding
    Adding a porch roof to the back of my 2 story house... I would like to vent where the roof meets the house. I snagged this image of the DeckAir vent... which is the idea... but I want to investigate my options. Thanks
  10. Appliances
    I'm currently dealing with a reno that's going well over budget. So I've started to look at clearance sections for a wall mount chimney style hood fan. Found a great deal, but it's missing the wall bracket that you mount the vent cover to. You can order replacements from Whirlpool but they cost...
  11. Plumbing
    i am attempting to renovate a house and we would like to move the toilet to the other side of the room, this will make the toilet more than 6 feet away from the main stack. I know that the plumbing code in my area says that it has to be within 6 feet of the stack does this mean for venting or...
  12. Roofing/Siding
    Hello all, Can anyone please answer which roof vent I need for this pretty flat EPDM rubber roof application if either of these is the correct one? I live in South East PA and we do get some snow in the winter at times. Can anyone help with telling me how to go about installing one of these...
  13. Roofing/Siding
    Hello, I'm located in the SF Bay Area and have a two story home. Our home is about 22 years old with the original roof (asphalt shingles). We are looking at installing solar, so given the age and condition of the roof, we're going to replace the roof first. This has opened a can of worms...
  14. Plumbing
    It was a crazy weekend... Attached you'll see a before/after images of of my project. I appreciate any advice! Before pic - My cast iron drain started overflowing alot from the washer drain inlet a couple weeks ago. I opened the rubber cap at the end of the sewer line and did by best to...
  15. Roofing/Siding
    After an extensive Google search and visiting 3 different stores (Lowe's, Home Depot, Menards) I can not find a siding vent that fits a hole that is 9.5 x 5.5 inches. Does anyone know where to find one? Thanks!
  16. Roofing/Siding
    Hello, I am the original owner of a two story home in San Diego that was built in 1997. My wife and I are thinking about installing solar panels this year. One of our preferred solar vendors said that due to the age of our roof (22 years), they would need to replace the roof on any areas that...
  17. HVAC
    Hello -- I'm a landlord and have this furnace (1988) in a rental home: SnyderGeneral furnace GUA080A016AIN (might be 12AIN, as someone has crossed off the 16 and written 12 in ink). It has stainless steel horizontal venting out basement wall. Inspector says all venting should be galvanized...
  18. HVAC
    I recently moved into an older (approximately 1970) row townhouse and will soon be replacing/adding insulation in an unconditioned attic. The property has soffits. I was poking around in the attic just now and was unable to find any ridge vents or otherwise open vents. Shouldn’t I be able...
  19. Appliances
    Hi - this is my first post/time on this forum ever so please bear with me if I’m confusing or doing it wrong. Home Depot just delivered and installed a gas dryer at my home. I knew nothing about proper vent installation at the time. After the installers left I started questioning the common...
  20. HVAC
    I am remodeling a 1972 built house. Second floor bedrooms have a vent on top of wall and a slit in wall at floor level. I don’t know what it’s for? The baseboard would cover up the slit. Only the master bedroom vent goes below the decking. Can some please explain theory? See picture.
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