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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-28-2012, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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Floor vent question?

My cabin is made of block with a wood floor. It's about 20' x 25'. It has a fireplace. About 3 feet from the fireplace almost in the corner of the cabin is a floor vent about 12 inches square. You can open it and close it. I've owned the cabin over 5 years and am still not sure what the vent is for and should it be open or closed. I keep it closed all the time. Anyone have any ideas?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-28-2012, 07:49 PM
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Re: Floor vent question?

What's below the floor ? crawl space, basement ???

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Re: Floor vent question?

The vent allows outside air to come in for the fireplace, so you wont be pulling heated air from the house to fuel the fire....
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Re: Floor vent question?

yep. open in winter, closed in summer.

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Re: Floor vent question?

It's not a crawl space. The block goes down into the ground and the are 2 vents on the outside that are beneath the floor level to let air in under the floor. That makes sense about letting air in for the fireplace.
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