In some homes anomalies are obvious, like with this passive kitchen vent.
You can see that something use to be here - some sort of vent mechanism, or microwave.
But it's been removed, to leave this attractive spot on the wall!
Holding my hand up there cold air could be felt coming through the hole.
Something is going on, or used to!
Yep, for sure something is going on!
But it isn't mechanical venting!
Outdoors is a mere hole in the siding and air is just coming in.
But it is a vent!
It's a passive vent.
Technically that's a kitchen exhaust vent, right?
My recommendation: when things are labeled "technically" this or that, they probably aren't what they are touted to be. To call this a kitchen vent is odd at best. And it is ugly to be sure! The gas range is right underneath. For sure, when someone is cooking, the fumes are just whooshing right outdoors! But technically, it is a passive kitchen vent!
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