Can someone tell me what vent this is?


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Old 06-19-19, 04:44 PM
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Can someone tell me what vent this is?

There is a vent cover at the back of my house, but I am not sure what it is venting. I also have to replace it due to a crack. It looks like there are 4 screws holding it into the brick. Should it be fairly easy to remove? Thanks
 
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Old 06-19-19, 04:56 PM
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Most often those are clothes dryer vents but it also could be from a bath exhaust fan if you have a bathroom in the basement.
 
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Old 06-19-19, 05:03 PM
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Additionally it might even be a fresh air intake if there is only screen and no damper on it.
 
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Old 06-19-19, 05:26 PM
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There is only a screen, no damper. It can't be venting the dryer because that is in a different location. I think it must be an air intake because I believe the bathroom fan vents in a different place.
 
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A gas fireplace or gas water heater or similar sometimes requires that fresh air. At least some older installs were done that way.
 
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An easy (but dirty if you have to go into the crawl space) way to tell is look on the other side of the foundation wall and see where it goes.
 
 

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