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Old 10-22-2007, 01:23 AM   #16
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NEVER question TRG,unless I`m wrong of course(perish the thought)lol

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Old 10-22-2007, 05:43 PM   #17
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Musta been 1/2 asleep. Missed the width post.
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Old 10-22-2007, 07:29 PM   #18
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Without knowing which brand of Ridge Vent is being discussed, I looked up the manufacturers specifications for the ridge vent slot opening, even when you come across a wide ridge board.

This method I previously suggested would certainly make more sense and be less costly than additionally having to remove or lift up the decking near the ridge and the shingles already attached to the decking, just to place shims under it.

TRG, you had me doubting myself for a little while, but I should have known better and stuck to my guns sooner.

By the way, how thich of a shim would you feel is necessary to elevate the decking enough to achieve the rated 18" NFVA per lineal foot?

My thoughts would seem to indicate shimming the deckin up by 3/4" per side to perform similarly to a total of 1 1/2" wide slot cut on truss construction.

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Air Ventís ridge vent installation instructions
require the following when cutting the
ridge slot.
Slot Width:
ó If itís ridge board or ridge pole
construction,
cut 34" on each side
of the pole or board
ó If itís truss construction, cut a

1
12" opening

Slot Length
ó Cut the slot length along the ridgeline
6"
from the end wall or hip intersection
ó Cut the slot
12" from a chimney or an
intersecting ridgeline

Cutting the Slot Wider
Hereís a common question we receive about
slot width:
Can I cut the slot wider to increase
the Net Free Area?

Cutting the slot wider
will not increase the
Net Free Area because
the NFA will be restricted
to the openings on the
ridge vent.
For example, ShingleVent II is specified at
18 square inches of NFA per linear foot.
If you cut the slot 2" wide (instead of the
required 1
12") it may seem logical that the
NFA would increase to 24 square inches
per linear foot. However, keep in mind that
the air that passes through the wider slot
must now pass through the openings in the
ridge vent itself. Although the slot is wider,
the ridge ventís openings remain the same.
Thereís no benefit to cutting a wider slot.

A word of caution:
There is the potential
for weather infiltration if the slot is cut

too wide. The vent needs to fully cover
the slot to protect the attic from weather
infiltration.
C A N Y O U
N A I L ° G U N
S H I N G L E V E N T
ģ I I ?

the Ridge Vent Slot
Cutting
W I D E R I S N O T B E T T E R
T I P :
The slot width is designed to match the amount of Net
Free Area provided by the ridge vent itself. For example,
ShingleVent II has openings that total 18 square inches
of NFA per linear foot. Over the span of 1 foot, a 1
12" slot
width equals 18 square inches.
Likewise, a
34" slot on both sides of the ridge board or pole

also equals 18 square inches over the span of 1 foot.
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seems like you just bolstered my point,I would shim it up a 1/2",so the air would reach the normal cut out,I don`t see where it says to cut it past a 4 1/2"beam to 5 1/2-6",what I see is

A word of caution:
There is the potential
for weather infiltration if the slot is cut


too wide. The vent needs to fully cover
the slot to protect the attic from weather
infiltration. ( which is one point I made)
the Ridge Vent Slot
Cutting
W I D E R I S N O T B E T T E R
T I P :
The slot width is designed to match the amount of Net
Free Area provided by the ridge vent itself. For example,
ShingleVent II has openings that total 18 square inches
of NFA per linear foot. Over the span of 1 foot, a 1
12" slot
width equals 18 square inches.
Likewise, a
34" slot on both sides of the ridge board or pole

also equals 18 square inches over the span of 1 foot.(
which was the other
)
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so anyway thanks for cutting +pasting to prove what I was saying
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There was more in the document, which stated that you would need to add a bead of tri-polymer sealant under the ridge vent.

It does not specify widths of ridge beams, just how far to cut past them when they are in place.

On the roof common sense should dictate if youy have to cut too far.

The width of the SV II is 14" across including the external baffle, yet they still specify the slot to be cut the same for the SV II-9 and SV II-7, don't they?

Whoops, I better go look that up, before I stick my foot in my mouth.

I sure hope that nobody heard that last comment. Shhhh!

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remember the cap is only 12",I know about using the sealant
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I correct myself.

The width is only 13 3/4" wide including the external baffles.

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