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What is the best location to install a continious soffet vent; near the house wall, as far a s possible from the house wall or midway between?

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Down the middle is the only way I've ever seen it done.

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Yes down the middle.
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you can purchase soffit board with the strip vent in the middle, or you could install a cornice vent that goes behind the freize board, see this link for more information http://www.cor-a-vent.com/s400.cfm

many different ways of venting the soffit.

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What is the best location to install a continious soffet vent; near the house wall, as far a s possible from the house wall or midway between?
90% of the time I rip a piece of soffit 1-1/2" the thickness of the 2x sub-fascia and start with that up against the back of the fascia. Then butt the soffit vent up to that. I've only put it down the middle on new houses a few times and sometimes on additions to match the existing vent. It's obviously preference.
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it depends on the amount of overhang, but 12 to 16" overhangs I always rip the first soffit piece 3" and install before the fascia board goes on. I use a 4 to 5" rip for overhangs greater than 16". A lot of times there is a frieze board and bed mould up under the soffit so the amount of overhang is always reduced down some because of the bed and frieze. I tack only the front edge of the 3" rip to the sub fascia. With the front tacked, the piece has enough tension to hold the vent in place and then with the vent in place,tack the back edge of the soffit piece and up through the vent edge as well. After the front piece is in the back piece goes up last.
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I would recommend installing it as far from house wall as possible.

Especially on the sunny sides of the house.
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Yep, double louvered, continuous, right next to the fascia board, pp. 616; http://books.google.com/books?id=Z8a...0vents&f=false

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