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Old 02-09-2014, 09:39 AM   #16
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That is not a mansard roof to my eye and the soffits on the 1st floor are not functional nor do they help ventilate the attic.

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Ok so I did some research on the house


- the vent sticking out is a b vent (for all my sewage and water)
- the actual attic vents are little squares burried under the snow
- the 'roof' style is a cottage style, so it slopes on all 4 ends, two ends are smaller than the other,
- I have no gable vents and don't have the opportunity to install them either due to the roof style

So the house is a mansard style and the roof Is a cottage style. Piss poor choice for northern ontario. Especially with no adequate vents. Will have to install two twirly birds next spring


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Old 02-09-2014, 02:54 PM   #18
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Ok so I did some research on the house


- the vent sticking out is a b vent (for all my sewage and water)
- the actual attic vents are little squares burried under the snow
- the 'roof' style is a cottage style, so it slopes on all 4 ends, two ends are smaller than the other,
- I have no gable vents and don't have the opportunity to install them either due to the roof style

So the house is a mansard style and the roof Is a cottage style. Piss poor choice for northern ontario. Especially with no adequate vents. Will have to install two twirly birds next spring


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Dont bother with whirlybirds or gable vents.
You need a smartvent style intake vent installed along the bottom of the main roof. It is an intake vent that is installed on the roof, that and 5-6 pot vents should be more than adequate for exhaust.
If your main ridge is long enough ridge vent could be used, but at that point you might as well throw a new roof on as well.
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Old 02-09-2014, 04:28 PM   #19
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Just to let u know I currently have 4ft of snow and am expecting at least 2 more before the end of the season. I question if the above method will actually work


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I found a black vent pipe, roughly 1 1/2" going above the leak source. It goes from above my bathroom down somewhere and connects to the rest of the vent system.

There is also am elbow at this point

Is it possible the was the source of my leak? How much would be too much for a vent pipe leak? 1cup, 1 gallon, 10 gallons? It was sporadic and only occurred twice. Once a large amount, second small amount. Days between the two and hasn't occurred since

Same location both times. Straight through the hole going from my ceiling into the attic


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Plumbing vents are common leak pathways.
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The amount was different both time and sporadic. Occurred one week apart and hasn't since. Are these characteristics typical?


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Every leak and situation is different.

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