I finally received my GF unit on the 29th. I have been lurking here forever, enjoying everyone’s beautiful work and great advice. I haven’t posted yet, because I can be somewhat private while learning a new skill.
I had to post here because I knew folks here would understand my frustration.
I find I am unable to work today, because our streak of sub zero temps is finally reversing (hello from Minnesota, btw)! Unfortunately, that means we’re experiencing 16mph wind directly from the south, pushing 10’F air back in, making it impossible to vent
Our current vent system is a block of pink R-10 foam duct taped into the window opening with a plastic vent frame in place and the vent hose duct taped into that, with towels stuffed around the edges of everything. We already live in a drafty farm house, so we’re making up the difference by plasticing a few other windows that we normally don’t seal
Anyway, I think we can fix this by adding a directional vent thing on the outside of the foam so the exhaust isn’t wide open to the wind.
Also: I unplug the exhaust from the GF unit every time I’m not using it, so it’s not sitting here sucking in sub zero temps. I just put the open vent end in a basket of fabric scraps so the cold air is absorbed.
Any other northern folks here have awesome exhaust systems? Our built-in air filter unit can’t come soon enough (but, having said that, I’m super thrilled to finally have the GF!!!).