Venting Inside Utility room

Originally Posted By: Craig Shap
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I came across this vent inside the HVAC utility room. The vent was closed however there is cool air escaping into a storage room…Would this be an inefficient cooling and heating method due to the neglect of ac tech?


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Originally Posted By: msheckler
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Yes! Take it out since it’s closed and seal off hole.


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msheckler


Originally Posted By: chorne
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The picture doesn’t show much of the unit itself, but it looks like


a homeowner installation.


Are there any other pictures of the unit?


Carla


Originally Posted By: phinsperger
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Before removing check to see if this vent was installed to provide combustion air?



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Originally Posted By: rrushing
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Rich


Originally Posted By: phinsperger
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I was wondering if maybe the vent in question leads to the outside and is supplying combustion air for that furnace. I can't tell from the photo what the vent is mounted on/in.


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Originally Posted By: Craig Shap
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There are 2 addition flue vents that are possibly configured as combustible venting.


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Originally Posted By: Rich Clos
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Forgive the intrusion, but I don’t see where the code is violated here. at least with what is quoted.


The quoted text is concerning 'outside' and 'return' air. This register s appears to be on the supply side of the furnace, in which case would not apply to the quoted texted, which is talking about 'outside air' and 'Return air'.

A supply vent in an equipment room isn't covered by these definitions. Accroding to the picture I see this is a supply plenum with a register on it.
Please correct me if I'm wrong, I'm always open for further education.

Rich