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vent

 [vent]
an opening or outlet, such as an opening that discharges pus, or the anus.

vent

(vent),
An opening into a cavity or canal, especially one through which the contents of such a cavity are discharged, as the anus.
[O. Fr. fente, a chink, cleft]

vent

(vĕnt)
n.
1. An opening permitting the escape of fumes, a liquid, a gas, or steam.
2. Zoology The excretory opening of the digestive tract in animals such as birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish.
v. vented, venting, vents
v.tr.
1. To release or discharge (steam, for example) through an opening.
2. To provide with a vent.
v.intr.
To be released or discharged through an opening.

vent′er n.

vent

Ventilation, ventilator

vent

(vent)
An opening into a cavity or canal, especially one through which the contents of such a cavity are discharged, such as the anus.
[O. Fr. fente, a chink, cleft]
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If the soffits are vented by means of perforated vinyl panels, simply replace them with solid panels to eliminate the re-entry of the exhaust into the attic through them on the chosen side of the hip roof; you still have three sides to ventilate the attic.
When the burned gas reaches the vent (i.e., 0.72 s shown in Figure 7), the volumetric venting rate of gas exiting the compartment is substantially increased due to the decrease in density of the vented gas.
Bathroom fans should not be vented through the roof, except in hot climates.
controlled pressure), the point at which the gas is injected into the mold, how the gas is vented from the part and how the gas flow channels are designed.
apart, or use any number of vents, as long as at least 30% of the perimeter of the part is vented. These are rules of thumb, which probably work most of the time, but not all of the time.
A kitchen fan is also best vented downward, as exemplified by Jenn-Air stoves.
Polyethylene molds are routinely vented with one or more Teflon tubes.
Several tests were run by swapping the plugged and vented inserts in the tooling, and each time voids were found when the conventional vents were used and eliminated when the inserts with the plugged venting area were used.
For better-looking solutions, call a roofing supplier (look under "Roofing Materials" in the Yellow Pages) or check out the vented drip edge at www.airvent.com (800-247-8368).
As part of the Clean Air Act of 1990, owners of buildings with central air conditioning, freezers and refrigeration equipment or other systems that use coolants can be fined or sent to jail if the substances are vented after July 1.
Caption: FIG 1 If air is not vented from the mold, it will cause inadequate filling, resulting defects that include short shots, poorly packed-out parts, burning of the plastic, voids in the parts, and dimensional variations.