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Old 06-19-2011, 02:06 PM   #1
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Last year I made a hole in the soffit with intention of venting a fan out but I was unable to do it that way as I could not physically get even close to that spot in the attic so I could run the pipe. So I just put vapor barrier tape as a temp fix so bugs and perhaps even small rodents don't get in. I want to fix this properly, what is the best way to patch a hole like this? I suppose soffit designs change all the time, so the odds of finding a piece that looks exactly like mine is probably slim. Is there a standard way to fix something like this?

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What kind of soffit? How about a picture RS.

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Old 06-19-2011, 03:58 PM   #3
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Added a pic. Not the same part but it's the same all around.

Also forgot to mention, I have gutters, so I can't remove the fascia cover, which would be required to remove/insert a new soffit piece. I could maybe try to pry it but would probably do damage.
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you can remove a piece and replace it usually with little or no damage
or you can just put a round vent cover to fill the hole,only you will know
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Old 06-19-2011, 07:47 PM   #5
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Was thinking of putting a vent cover too, I might just do that. I guess I could try to remove a piece and see how easy it is. From there if I bring it to a hardware store they might be able to match it I guess. Worth a shot. Would also give me a chance to see if the wood behind it is cut or not. Can't see from the hole.
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