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  1. #1
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    Warm air going outside from Makeup Air Vent

    Is it normal for warm air to be coming out of the makeup air vent to the outside?

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  2. #2
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    It all depends on the installation. Make-up air can come from many different locations and configurations. It should suffice to know that warm air rises.
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    Do you really have an outside, fresh air duct?

    Quote Originally Posted by zakrzep View Post
    Is it normal for warm air to be coming out of the makeup air vent to the outside?

    Thanks
    If you do and there is a lot of air coming out then you could have leaky return duct located outside the building envelope ( like in an attic) and therefore positive pressure in your home which will then look for a way out.

    The idea that this really is a makeup air vent doesn't sound right
    You have got to learn from other people's mistakes! Because God knows you don't live long enough to make them all yourself !!!!!!!!

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