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  1. #1
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    Default swamp cooler installed in garage venting to kitchen

    hey all

    anyone ever see a swamp cooler {evaporartive cooler} installed in garage venting into kitchen--i haven't . what problems do you see--poor intake air--drainage etc, this is weird-no pictures just a question from buyer

    thanks

    cvf

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    Default Re: swamp cooler installed in garage venting to kitchen

    I've seen it once. No way is it allowed. Not only is it a major break in the fire separation, but it can easily pull CO from a car exhaust into the house. Any gas appliances in the garage will have big time back drafting issues, if there are any. The one I saw also had a water heater in the same garage. You could feel the air whistling down the water heater vent pipe and into the garage when it was on.

    Jim Robinson
    New Mexico, USA

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    Default Re: swamp cooler installed in garage venting to kitchen

    I've seen it here and agree with the fact that you loose your fire separation. Also if there is a water heater in the garage you might be able to back draft it.

    Nevada IOS#1730
    Nevada Energy Auditor #30
    775-342-4767 www.homecsi.com

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