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Old 02-20-2012, 03:10 PM   #1
Nov 2006
Waukesha, WI
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So I am still planning out my brewery for my basement build. I am wondering if I will run into any issues with my plan for venting the exhaust. I am planning on running a vent hood with an inline Vortex blower (449 cfm I believe) the only issue is, I have low windows in my basement. The exhaust exit through the window is going to be about 2-3 feet lower than the vent hood itself and then back up another 2-3 feet outside. Am I going to run into condensation issues at the low point of the vent system? Should I put a little drain hole inside at the lowest point? I was considering just drilling a exhaust hole outside but I have really thick lannon stone on the outside of my house that is a pain to get through so I'd like to get through the window that houses my dryer vent.

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Old 02-20-2012, 10:04 PM   #2
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Dec 2008
Monmouth County, NJ
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you will definitely have condensation. My window is marginally higher than the hood when in place and my blower is a straight shot to the window. My hood is portable so when I take it down, the condensation falls out. Mind you it's a fractional percent of the boiloff.

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