I'm hoping someone can provide advice on how to run ductwork in the following scenario.
I have three 12" square boots with 8" ducting in different locations of my single-story house as shown below:
Airflow is from inside to outside with the exhaust on the side of the house (gable vent in attic).
I want to install one fan to spot vent all 3 spaces: the attic, the house, and the garage. I'm thinking 800 cfm should do it.
attic = 3,500 cubic ft
house = 10,450 cubic ft
garage = 4,100 cubic ft
The garage will need the most spot cfm's because it's used as a shop (fumes, etc.); the house and attic will be vented mostly on hot days for cooling.
1. What is the best kind of ducting to use? I was thinking 8" insulated (to prevent condensation) flex ducting.
2. Is it possible to use motorized dampers to adjust the ventilation of each space as needed? Where would I put the Y adapters?
3. Are there other ways to divide up the cfm's? Could I use a smaller diameter duct in the attic, for example, to reduce the cfm's allocated there?
Thanks in advance.