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Old 03-10-2015, 03:58 PM   #1
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I have an old house built in the 60s, with very poor roof ventilation.

I'm trying to improve it. Outtake vents no problem, but the intake soffit vents is what I'm trying to figure out.

From my research, it appears most houses have the part under the eave as part of the attic, and vents attached under there. For my house, it's not part of the attic, so I only have the vertical wall to make holes into.

Crude drawing here:

http://imgur.com/lqTacxz

I'm thinking about getting a 3" hole saw that can go through stucco, and adding these every foot or so:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Master-Flow-3-in-Resin-Circular-Mini-Wall-Louver-Soffit-Vent-in-White-4-Pack-RLSC3/100038053

Will I get airflow through these vents if they are on a vertical wall instead of horizontal under an eave?

Is there a better way to accomplish this?

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Old 03-10-2015, 05:36 PM   #2
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Any chance you can get a picture of the house? That's going to help out a lot more here with all due respect to your drawing.

There are plenty of retrofit eave ventilation systems that can work. Before you start cutting holes in the stucco, post up a picture it will give you some more directed suggestions.

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I'll take a picture tonight when I get home and post it up. No matter what kind of vent, I'm going to have to go through the stucco unless I only do vents that are through the roof, but I'm not sure how well those would work as intake vents.
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Roof side intake vents work quite well.
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Old 03-12-2015, 07:00 AM   #5
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What kind of roof vents do you have or gable vents soffit vents will not help there is nowhere for the air to flow I would try to not cut stucco if I could help it send a pic or 2
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