Originally Posted By: jmichalski
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I just inspected a new construction home and there is a gas fireplace in the master BR. I know that, typically, these are installed without dampers when they are direct vent systems. On our walkthrough, the wind made such a noise it was hard to talk in the room, and a draft could be seen to be rattling the glass doors.
Two questions: 1) It seems clear that a damper is appropriate, is that a problem with the function of this direct vent system?
2) I did not notice any specific defect in the installation of the vent (through the chimney in the center of the home) but is there something else I should specifically be looking for in relation to the venting that could reduce/eliminate this problem?
Thanks for the help!