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Old 06-30-2012, 03:11 PM   #1
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Hello,

My son has a new house and I don't know if these two side by side vents are installed correctly. See attached photo. The house is in Oklahoma.

Best I can tell they seem to be this item

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...09&R=100344509

I am sorry for the quality of the picture.

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Old 06-30-2012, 03:25 PM   #2
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Hard to say from that picture, it's to dark and to far away.
Is the hole for the air to get out on the lower side of the roof, or the high side?
Should be on the lower side if there scoop vents.

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If the scoops are on the high side, it means it's a "water cooled" attic.

....but only when it rains.

Or they are installed incorrectly.

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If the scoops are on the high side, it means it's a "water cooled" attic.


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Old 06-30-2012, 10:54 PM   #5
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They look like slant back box vents and not bathroom vents. Would be odd to have two bathroom vents next to each other near the peak of the roof like that.
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:26 PM   #6
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Do there look like one of these?
http://images.search.yahoo.com/image...mb=Xwi4JCiNfjZ
http://images.search.yahoo.com/image...mb=Xwi4JCiNfjZ

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Old 06-30-2012, 11:41 PM   #7
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Other than not being symmetrical,,if they are not leaking then its a good indication that they might be installed correctly,,,or good enough to keep the water out of the attic.
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Hi Everyone,

Sure has been great all the help you have given me. I am trying to get another picture to further clarify which product is installed.

Unfortunately, I am separated from my son by 5 states so I will need to work around his schedule to get the new picture.

I will update soon as I get it.

Thanks,
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May want to put some nails on the bottom of the vent pipe jack. Wind driven rain could creep in under and get into your attic.

Yes,
Unless the angle of the camera shot is not dead center up the slope looks like the vents got installed a little off center. If a tear off it could have been this way before the new roof went on???
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Yes, they are like the first one. I have attached a better photo. So what are they?
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Only way to tell is just go in the attic, if nothings attached to them then there just roof vents to allow hot air out.
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Most likely roof vents but a quick access into the attic and a flashlight will tell you for sure.
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thanks, I will have to check it out next time I am out there.

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