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Mr Smiley 09-08-2011 05:24 AM

Attic Venting
 
Not sure if this is the proper place for this question.

At the moment i have half-:censored:ed venting in my attic. I have two vents that have a 12in sq hole in my roof on the east and west sides of the roof. I have no ridge vents, no soffet venting. my attic has a foot print of 1200 sqft. and if i stant in the center of the attic, i have a total height of 8 feet.

I have been told to look into a power vent. Id assume that I will need an exhaust so the power vent would go on the, say, east side of the house and the intake vent would be on the west side? I want to get a vent that do its job and not rob my air conditioned air from the house. I like the idea of a solar vent but I dont know how it will stand up to the weather we get here in Columbus, Indiana.

shazapple 09-08-2011 07:36 AM

The best method would be to install soffit and a ridge vent. Do you have overhangs? Pictures would help.

Windows on Wash 09-08-2011 07:39 AM

Not a fan of the powered fans ventilators for the reasons that you mention. Are you getting to re-roof the home?

Mr Smiley 09-08-2011 07:45 AM

I am going to be in the process of reroofing hopefully in about a month.

I have soffets, but they are closed and do not vent at all. Right now they are boxed in. There are no holes to the attic either.

extrahobbies 12-09-2011 06:24 PM

solar vent fan unit by sonnetek is good
 
my parents house garage installed a solar fan unit made and warranty by is very good. quiet, no wire, no electricity, the airflow can be felt throughout. amazing. a local contractor sold and installed it, but from the packaging and manual, here is the weblink

Double-A 12-12-2011 09:54 PM

Are the 12 in square vents you are describing actually on the wall ... that is are they gable vents?

Aaron

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