Dryer Vent in Wall with Hardie Board Siding
I have a dryer vent cover and bathroom vent cover installed behind Hardie siding – neither of them have any functioning backdraft protection, so they’re just holes in my wall.
I want to replace them with covers that air-seal well and got a pair of these Seiho guys as recommended by a thread on this very forum:
Of course, when I went to replace the existing covers I realized they’re two-part, where the backplate is mounted behind the Hardie siding and the front is a simple hood snapping into the keystone-shaped assembly on top of the siding.
I spoke with a siding guy who said you need to use Hardie brand vent covers – that doesn’t sound right to me … my simplest question is – is there a way to use the Seiho covers I bought? Perhaps with a Sturdimount as recommended by the Hardie manual?
I understand the issue is detailing this in so that water doesn’t make its way into the building. I just don’t know what the method is. TIA!
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