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Old 05-27-2012, 03:29 AM   #1
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I need to know if these vents come in more than one width. I need one 6" wide and about 48' of it for my deck ceiling which vents into the attic. I cannot find a product and wonder if there isn't one. Please advise if you know. Thanks.

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Why 6" width?

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Old 05-27-2012, 10:39 AM   #3
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you are probably better off getting the 6" black vinyl or copper soffit screen and stapling to the overhang and then box it all out. don't forget to paint the overhang blocks black where the screen crosses them so that you do not see the whitewood later.
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the vent was already there in the OSB and we covered the OSG with T&G pine. We want to cover that space without having to rip varying width boards to bring the T&G to the edge of the existing vent so we need something between 5.5 and 6 inches to completely cover the gap between the T&G on each side of the existing vent.
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I think you mean OSB not OSG.
It would have looked far better and have been 0 maintance to have used beaded vinyl vented soffit and wrapped the fashia with coil stock.
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Nothing made that way. When we run it in a t and g soffit we rip the pieces to the right width on those rows. with little blocks cut to size to finish the ends.

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I'd use the 2-3/4" wide continuous soffit venting at 9 NFVA per ft. to match the ridge vent. The 4" wide punched soffit is only 4.68NFVA per ft. You'll need 2' deep soffits to get the 9 required.....and it wouldn't be installed close to the fascia board (optimum air pressure location). http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=...4EyM707m0gPdXQ

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I have found some soffit vent screen that will work with a wooden trim covering the edges. Now my question is which gauge screen to use; there are many choices - galvanized vs stainless vs copper + different numbers and sizes of holes per linear inch. It comes in a roll and I can order the number of inches/ft I need. Any suggestions in layman's terms about which product to pick?
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23 gauge galvanized will work fine (stainless steel if you're on the Coast). 1/8"-1/4" on the holes, no bigger than 1/4".

The box stores will have it. If you go to someplace like Ace they will likely sell it by the foot.
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thanks so much. I live in northern Idaho - not coast but plenty damp (this year, at least), still galvanized? It will get no direct moisture.
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thanks so much. I live in northern Idaho - not coast but plenty damp (this year, at least), still galvanized? It will get no direct moisture.
Galvanized is fine. I only use stainless within 7-10 miles of the Ocean where the salt wreaks havoc on steel.
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Thanks, so much. Now that I know what it is; it is the same stuff we used on our ridge vent under our ridge cap and my local building supply has it. Our HD only has 4" so I appreciate your prompt response and assistance.

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