unknown ductwork in the attic


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Old 06-23-05, 04:43 AM
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Question unknown ductwork in the attic

Good morning,
Recently I was up in my attic and noticed something that looked kind of strange. Right next to my return air duct, I noticed a smaller piece of ductwork, about 6 inches in diameter and maybe two feet long. It is venting into the attic. Luckily, the AC came on while I was up there. Air did start flowing out of the ductwork, but it was not cool at all. It was almost a little warm. I have a forced air unit. Could this be some sort of exhaust piece for it? It didn't make any sense to me. Any ideas would be appreciated, at least I can learn what the purpose is behind this!!! Thanks.
 
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Old 06-23-05, 05:09 AM
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rydoggvt,

It would be helpfull to know roughly where you live and have a better description of your heating/cooling system.

There should not be any connection of your ductwork to your attic.
It's possibly someone's misguided attempt to solve a problem.
If it is indeed connected to the ductwork you would do well to properly cap it off.
 
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Old 06-24-05, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by rydoggvt
Good morning,
Recently I was up in my attic and noticed something that looked kind of strange. Right next to my return air duct, I noticed a smaller piece of ductwork, about 6 inches in diameter and maybe two feet long. It is venting into the attic. Luckily, the AC came on while I was up there. Air did start flowing out of the ductwork, but it was not cool at all. It was almost a little warm. I have a forced air unit. Could this be some sort of exhaust piece for it? It didn't make any sense to me. Any ideas would be appreciated, at least I can learn what the purpose is behind this!!! Thanks.
combustion air.
 
 

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