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Brick Wall Venting?

Mike Lamb

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They dumped the kitchen exhaust into the withe space? Yuck.


It's triple or quad wythe. Inner wythe material was left out in a haphazard pattern to provide a path out.

Some of them were for decorative gas fireplaces; weird cavity vents.

I thought it was a Chicago thing. Never seen it elsewhere.

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At least 3 wythe. I'm just guessing at cavity walls. The same vents near the basement ceiling level throws me. Many kitchen areas skipped this detail as well.

After >20 years trying to find uniformity in their use, I cannot. There is no apparent consistent use anywhere in the city.

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