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Old 04-12-2009, 10:39 PM   #16
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The hot air will rise. Mother nature says so.

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Mother Nature said it wasn't happening with the wind coming in the gable
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:34 PM   #18
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Prevailing winds can either help or hinder hot air rising. It depends upon the geometry of the house and the vents. According to pressure plots I have seen for houses, I would think it would be more of an issue for inlet vents (soffit vents) than outlet vents on or near a ridge. In any event wind is rather transient.

Based on the water stains I have on my ridge vents and what I have read about gable vents, you can get water coming in with either one.
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Prevailing winds can either help or hinder hot air rising. It depends upon the geometry of the house and the vents. According to pressure plots I have seen for houses, I would think it would be more of an issue for inlet vents (soffit vents) than outlet vents on or near a ridge. In any event wind is rather transient.

Based on the water stains I have on my ridge vents and what I have read about gable vents, you can get water coming in with either one.
That may be due to the Ridge Vent product that your contractor used, did not have any external baffles to deflect the wind and also to pull air out of the attic, when having the wind direction slightly changed.

I would think that it would be reasonable to surmise that any potential influx of rain getting directed Into the ridge vents currently, would be blowing perpindicular to the ridge vent location, rather than parallel to the ridge line, so the External Baffles would seem to make sense.

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Old 04-15-2009, 06:05 AM   #20
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Hi,

Like was said. Wind can either help or hinder hot air from rising.

It will not stop it.

I have had to install plastic walls to get the flow to be ideal.

Hot air will rise without intake ventilation. You can not stop hot air from rising.

Conditions will help or hinder.
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And why would you want to install a gable & hinder the rise of hot air??

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