what is this mobile home vent for?


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Old 12-26-11, 10:40 AM
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what is this mobile home vent for?

My stepson had a vent leaking on the side of his trailer. I think it was built in '95 or '96. Basically it is an exterior vent that resembles a dryer vent. On the inside of the wall is a 3" round vent. Both have flaps to keep out the cold air. The electric furnace is directly across the hall from the vent.

I replaced it with a standard dryer vent which is slightly smaller on the outside although the part that goes into the wall was slightly larger. It wasn't as easy as I expected but at least the rain shouldn't come in thru the vent now. I don't know why my wife and her kids think duct tape fixes everything

I thought maybe it could be a fresh air vent if the MH had gas heat but the flaps would prevent air from being sucked inside
 
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Old 12-26-11, 05:58 PM
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draft tube ?

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I don't know why my wife and her kids think duct tape fixes everything
thats nuthin. my MIL thinks that if a problem is ignored, it will just go away.
 
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Old 12-27-11, 02:35 AM
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It could be an air equalization vent. Storms are at low pressure and will suck air from a house. A mobile home is pretty airtight from the factory, so it could be to allow the air pressure to equalize in a storm.....not a tornado, mind you...all bets are off.
 
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Old 12-27-11, 04:53 AM
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air equalization vent
That makes sense

You mean a trailer isn't tornado proof.... who would have thought
 
 

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