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Old 01-07-2008, 11:03 PM   #31
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well put Ed

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Old 01-08-2008, 05:57 AM   #32
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Hey Ed and god,

I apologize if you misunderstood and if you feel offended , that was not my intention. I was just trying to understand (A) what specifically is the issue (Ed has at least addressed that) and (B) avoid someone just making a comment without providing specifics.

We all have our own experiences which is what makes topical forums interesting, but only if we can share the details vs general comments so we all can learn.

Now, if they leak (I'll take your words for it as I have not experienced that) why do we see them on so many industrial / commercial buildings (at least in my area)? Why do we have so many retailers, including the big box stores sell them? I would think if they leak so much and stop working after a while that there would be an uproar against them, the retailers would be getting constant returns (which does the retailers no good), and so on.

If you had links to specific consumer reports, etc. that would also be great. I did a google search and could not come up with any. I did find this http://www.askthebuilder.com/442_Roo...ne_Vents.shtml from a gentleman with (per his web site) similar amount of experience who says they are wonderful

Again, I am not doubting your vast experience, knowledge, and so on......I'm just trying to understand the details of all this so we can all benefit.

Many thanks!
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I wasn't offended by your view points nor did I say anything about your comments except that they were erroneous.

Many people do not realize they have a leak, especially if it only comes in a little bit at a time and gets into the attic insulation and not enough to travel all the way through it and leak through the ceiling drywall.

Warehouses would not even be aware of thelittle smattering of moisture, since the ceilings are usually 30 foot up and it would probably come in as a mist.

I know they leak on a regular basis, because when I do a tear-off and remove the old ones, the plywood decking they are attached to is Always wet with stains that have been there long term and ongoing.

Plus, they freeze up and stop spinning after a certain period of time.

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iF THERE IS NO WIND SPINNING THEM,THEY WILL,AND HAVE LEAKED IN HEAVY DOWNPOURS OF RAIN-I have seen it many,many times----I believe this told the story on the turbines,as far as sarcastic insulting commentsgo ,how else would you consider this statement:roofing god, could you please elaborate on your comment as we would all benefit from your almighty wisdom.

I believe that was meant as an insult,but don`t worry about,there are larger issues in my life to concern myself with
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I also have a roofer freid in winnepeg who doesn`t feel they are good for his climate
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I had some new soffit installed all the way around the front of my gambrel type roof home recently, and the company that installed it used all vented soffit. Will this cause some sort of a "short circuit" for the roofs ventilating system?
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No, the new vented soffit panels will be the necessarry Intake Ventilation required for the Exhaust Ventilation products on your home to function properly.

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