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    We have lived in our Big Country since September 2017. Within a few months of purchase we noticed discoloration of the linoleum around the floor vent in the kitchen (in front of the drawers next to the pantry). We have tried just about everything to get rid of it. Has anyone else had this same problem?
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    Re: discoloration around floor vent

    Looks like something to do with either condensation, or water somehow. Is the vent, rusty when removed?
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    Re: discoloration around floor vent

    It looks like there is foam blocking the vent? There should not be a filter on the furnace vents at all. That may be the source of your problem, maybe melted foam??


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    Re: discoloration around floor vent

    Quote Originally Posted by sengli View Post
    Looks like something to do with either condensation, or water somehow. Is the vent, rusty when removed?
    No rust. Although the discoloration is the color of rust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TravelTiger View Post
    It looks like there is foam blocking the vent? There should not be a filter on the furnace vents at all. That may be the source of your problem, maybe melted foam??


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    We didn't have filters on it until within the last year, but the discoloration appeared 3 years ago. This is the only floor vent it appears on. Go figure.

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    Re: discoloration around floor vent

    Quote Originally Posted by Maretta View Post
    No rust. Although the discoloration is the color of rust.

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    We didn't have filters on it until within the last year, but the discoloration appeared 3 years ago. This is the only floor vent it appears on. Go figure.
    Maybe the vinyl is getting too hot because the register is blocked? The hot air trying to find an escape, causing the vinyl to discolor?


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    Re: discoloration around floor vent

    Quote Originally Posted by TravelTiger View Post
    Maybe the vinyl is getting too hot because the register is blocked? The hot air trying to find an escape, causing the vinyl to discolor?


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    Although the vent is not blocked, I have always wondered if it had something to do with the vinyl linoleum. And this vent is closest to the furnace. You may be on to something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maretta View Post
    Although the vent is not blocked, I have always wondered if it had something to do with the vinyl linoleum. And this vent is closest to the furnace. You may be on to something.
    The foam is restricting to some extent, the furnace is not designed to have filters. So it could, over time, cause issues.

    Edit: I have the same flooring in my 2016 BC. I only have one floor register, in the bathroom. I added a damper style vent, but make very sure to keep it open when using the furnace . (We close the damper in the warmer months). I have not seen discoloration like that.


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    Re: discoloration around floor vent

    Definitely would remove the foam and put a new vent cover on it. It appears the rust around the edges may be bleeding out.
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    Re: discoloration around floor vent

    Another thought, could there have been water damage to the floor just before you took ownership? Rust just appearing afterward?


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    Re: discoloration around floor vent

    Thanx to all who replied with their thoughts and input. Will remove any filters and install new vent cover and keep an eye on it.

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