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Old 07-03-2008, 11:42 AM   #16
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Attic venting - Ridge vents or fans?

Probably the Best way, but there may be other more practical solutions, would be to use a piece of plywood, wrapped with visqueen and screwed to the interior framing of the opening with some foam gasket air conditioning tape to create a buffer for weather tightness at the perimeters.

Otherwise, just staple a double folded sheet of plastic visqueen to the framing, but you will probably have to replace it every few years due to UV degradation.



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Old 07-03-2008, 12:03 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by bob22 View Post
Not to hijack the thread, I think this is relevant: what is the best way of closing off the gable vents when a ridge vent is a retrofit? Would metal duct tape applied to the inside of the gable vent last?
We would:
  1. pull up a section of the decking
  2. have our smallest, wire-iest guy wiggle in with a tape measure
  3. scream out the dimensions
  4. on the roof, someone would cut a piece of OSB & drop it in
  5. nail it in place from the inside.
  6. put the roof deck section back.


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