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Old 08-19-2008, 10:11 PM   #16
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thanks ed, i think what we are going to do is take off the old ridge vent and run one continuous ridge vent the whole way up to the satellite dish. i understand it will not be the most efficient without the soffit vents, but due to cost factors and unforseen problems i think it will be the best way to go. i've attached a litte diagram to show you what i mean (if it attaches right) and maybe you could just give me your opinion on this. again, i know it could be better, but i am hoping this will help. thanks again.

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Old 08-19-2008, 10:18 PM   #17
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hi ed, so this would be the basic idea in this final diagram.....


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Old 08-19-2008, 11:12 PM   #18
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I would have the satelite dish moved down a few feet and put it in your contract or written agreement that she will be responsible for any dish tv guys that may be required to be re-set and aimed properly.

We move them all the time and only about 1 out of 50 does not get the signal. Point it the same direction as it is now.

Then, I would utilize the entire ridge length.

I understand about the Intake Ventilation not being financially feasable, but put in a disclaimer that you recommend that this be addressed and that you are not responsible for any adverse conditions that arise due to not following the Ventilation Manufacturers Specifications and the HUD/FHA Guidelines.

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Old 08-20-2008, 06:25 AM   #19
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what adverse conditions could there be?

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Old 08-20-2008, 12:09 PM   #20
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A cathedral/vaulted ceiling can maintain the excessive humidity levels to such a high RH factor that it can actually look like it is leaking, but it is only condensation build up from being inadequately vented.

Google "Inadequately Vented Cathedral Ceilings" and also check out the Venting Cathedral Ceilings information on the www.AirVent.com website, which is in the brochure titled Hip Roofs and other Special Circumstances.

I am not saying that it WILL have these problems, but it MAY be a possibility that the Home Owner needs to be made aware of to make the best decision for her investment and at least be forewarned about the potential negative consequences of not doing the job correctly or to the fullest scope, even though you did not design the house, you may be liable for negative consequences, so let her know about them and that you are NOT responsible for her decisions of not doing it correctly.

There was a roofing contractor on www.ContractorTalk.com that just had to go to court for a similar situation and the judge ruled that he was responsible for $ 1,500.00 to the customer.

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Old 08-20-2008, 08:08 PM   #21
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ok, i understand what you are saying. well, we are basically just going to extend the already existing ridge vent over the cathedral ceiling. i have a good relationship with this customer and don't forsee it being an issue. she already knows that the existing venting is not done properly, but at this time, since there is no sign of a problem, she is going to leave it as is (without the soffit venting). well, thanks again ed for all your input. it certainly helped and are going ahead with the ridge vent.

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