What kind of vent is this?

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nestsman
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Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:35 pm

This exterior vent does not have anything on the other side of the wall, so what is it for? I looked inside and think there may be some of the dreaded black mold.

Thanks!

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Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:54 pm

where on the wall is it located? If it is near the top it may be a moisture vent, not sure why it would be there but....

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nestsman
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Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:07 pm

It's about a foot or so off the floor and on the other side of the wall is a laundry room area. It's just weird that the vent doesn't go all the way through the wall.

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Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:02 am

Is that your dryer vent?

nestsman
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Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:22 am

No, because the dryer exhaust goes out the bottom of the laundry room floor.


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Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:16 am

I'm stumped. Where are you located? Since it's broken I would search for a new one online, measure it and search for that size. Once you have it take the old one out. If it has mold where a mask. Kill the mold and put the new vent in. Try to find one that has a screen on it so critters can't get in there. When you take the old one off you can try to figure out what the vent is for.

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Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:43 pm

Do you have a gas dryer? It might have been installed as a fresh air vent to bring air in for the dryer to work properly.

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KLBoldon
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Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:34 pm

Thats the 'Pressure Balancing Damper' for the blend air system mentioned in the HVAC articles here;

http://www.mobilehomerepair.com/ArticleBlendAir.html

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KLBoldon
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Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:38 pm

Edit: but you should have one right on the opposite side of the wall on the inside. Mine is also about a foot above the floor behind the dryer in the laundry room and the exterior vent looks just like your picture, even with a couple fins broken too.

I wonder if someone removed the interior vent while ding a little remodeling...

nestsman
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Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:57 pm

Should I buy a new one and put it on the inside wall so the vent actually works as designed? How important is this?

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