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    oh, so they are right behind the fan, rather than...

    oh, so they are right behind the fan, rather than near the exhaust vent outside. I see. Thank you.
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    I don't know. I'm not really sure what a damper...

    I don't know. I'm not really sure what a damper is to go look for them! :)
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    How do I check if they do have dampers or not?

    How do I check if they do have dampers or not?
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    yes, that is also a problem, but not as bad as...

    yes, that is also a problem, but not as bad as the corridor.

    do fresh air vents have dampers too? (I mean do you get fresh air blown in with the erv off if it's windy?)
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    also, approximately how long does it take for...

    also, approximately how long does it take for the air to completely exchange with all the ventilation off and the balcony door open, assuming no wind and just the stack related air exchange from the...
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    Hi all, No, no more info. waiting to hear...

    Hi all,

    No, no more info. waiting to hear from management. Do you guys have any band aid recommendations? extra weatherstripping somewhat improved the situation, but I still get some smells...
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    I'd have to get a thermometer. My guess is that...

    I'd have to get a thermometer. My guess is that it kept sucking in cold air from the corridor . Because since I sealed around the door the temp difference has gotten a lot less. also it blows hot air...
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    Thank you. the wind theory seems...

    Thank you.

    the wind theory seems interesting (not very good for me though! :)). I should follow wind patterns and how bad the smell gets.

    also I thought maybe the exhaust ducts in the...
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    Thank you all. yes, there are exhaust hoods...

    Thank you all.

    yes, there are exhaust hoods over the stoves. They assured me all the exhaust goes out of the balcony, although, sometimes it feels like theirs opens to the hallway. (they are on...
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    No, I think they frown upon knocking on...

    No, I think they frown upon knocking on neighbor's doors.

    yeah, I wanted to go to management with some knowledge so they wouldn't brush me off.

    btw, here condo means highrise that you own...
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    and there is a big temp difference from floor to...

    and there is a big temp difference from floor to ceiling. like, you can't get the floor warm no matter how high you set the fan coil.
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    so stack effect means, basically if you are on...

    so stack effect means, basically if you are on the lower floors in winter a lot of air is sucked in from outside, especially with the window open? the thing is the problem started also with the...
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    it's 24 floors I think 8 to 10 (less on upper...

    it's 24 floors I think 8 to 10 (less on upper floors) units per floor and I'm on 10th.

    at the balcony, from about the door handle downward air comes from outside to inside, from the door handle...
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    Hi, I did the experiment. Air flow is from the...

    Hi,
    I did the experiment. Air flow is from the corridor to my apartment both with erv on and off. It's stronger at floor level, but even up at the top of the door there is a slight flow inward....
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    They say they checked the corridor erv and it...

    They say they checked the corridor erv and it works fine. Does cold weather affect how well these things work? Also, can they increase the pressure in the corridors so it wouldn't allow the air from...
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    Yes! I think people might confuse it with the...

    Yes! I think people might confuse it with the bathroom fan and just turn it on when using the bathroom. Would the ERV being off cause this much air to come into the corridor though?
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    erv condo, odor transfer to the corridors

    Hi,

    I live in a new condo building in Toronto which uses the ERV system with individual fresh and exhaust vents for each unit and separate ones for the corridor and the front doors are...
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