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Old 04-12-2013, 04:36 PM   #1
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So I have a van in my attic that blows outside. It has a dial that you set to a certain temp. I believe it is so it doesn't get too humid in the attic. However...whatever was covering it on the outside protecting outside elements from coming in has ripped off in a storm. It is not letting water in as well as anything else that can craw through. I have attached a pic of it from the inside and will get one outside tomorrow..anyone know exactly what these are called and if I can just get a new cover for the outside

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Old 04-12-2013, 04:47 PM   #2
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That is a gable vent fan.

The outside cover is provided by the gable vent itself.

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Old 04-12-2013, 05:11 PM   #3
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So how would you recommend I get a new one?
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They should be available from a place that sells siding supplies.
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Awesome! Do you think like a lowes or home depot would have it?
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:52 PM   #6
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I would think so.
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Where is it mounted? On the roof or on the end of the house?
Sure looks like a roof vent to me not a gable vent.
There's a couple houndred post on here about how usless they are and how much better a ridge vent instead is.
That Type vent exhost the air in a circle and most of the hot moist air stays traped in the rafter bays.
Really need soffit vents also.
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It is mounted in the ceiling and I do have soffit vents. I just need to get it covered up for now and will look at changing now..
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Ceiling
I sure hope you mean roof.
Not once have I see where you can buy just the cover.
Removing it, patching the roof and adding a ridge vent is the way I would do it.
If you insist on just replacing it any box store or lumber yards going to have them. Just going to know what size it is. Measure what size holes in the roof.
I've never seen a siding company carry them.
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Good catch Joe.

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