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Old 12-07-2015, 08:35 AM   #1
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Winter - roof vent - open or closed?

Hello,

I have a Maxx Air roof vent enclosure for the bathroom roof vent and was wondering what was better for outdoor winter storage:

I was thinking vent open would allow some air to move around.

Or I would close the vent and hang some moisture collection bags etc.

Your input will be appreciated.

Thanks
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Old 12-07-2015, 08:38 AM   #2
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I open them. Nothing wrong having air flow. I use the moisture buckets as well. It may just be preference...idk.
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Old 12-07-2015, 08:44 AM   #3
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I leave mine open year round.
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I leave mine open year round.
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Mine's been open for 2 years now with no ill effects. DW will close it sometimes while we're using it, but I make sure it's open for storage at least.
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I open them. Nothing wrong having air flow. I use the moisture buckets as well. It may just be preference...idk.
You got me here, just what are moisture buckets???

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Old 12-07-2015, 09:16 AM   #6
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Some use Damp Rid but leaving the rig open to the outside humidity is a lost cause.

Our solution is closed up with a small dehumidifier but we have ours closed up with power on all the time.
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You got me here, just what are moisture buckets???


LOL! DampRid.
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Our vents both have MaXXair vent covers and stay open all the time. The MaXXair fans kick in automatically when the temp in the unit hits the set level (about 80 degrees). In the winter we leave 2 small ceramic heaters going so that the temp doesn't get below about 40 degrees.
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Some use Damp Rid but leaving the rig open to the outside humidity is a lost cause.

Our solution is closed up with a small dehumidifier but we have ours closed up with power on all the time.
Yeah, I guess that's true. I always thought air circulating would help dissipate moisture. I do know one thing, we'll find out next season! LOL!
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Yeah, I guess that's true. I always thought air circulating would help dissipate moisture. I do know one thing, we'll find out next season! LOL!
Depends on the humidity of the outside air.
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