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attic vent questions

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I have an approx 1500sf hip roof on a single story ranch and I'm about to install an electric attic vent in place of the middle of 3 current passive vents which are only about 50si each and have a few questions.

First, what is the best way to block off the other 2 passive vents so the fan does not suck air from them? I'm not reroofing soon so external appearance will probably remain the same. I do have a partial bundle of shingles though if its not too hard to patch. (I'm adding plenty off soffit vents so I'll have adequate intake)

Second, what kind of roofing nail should I use? There seems to be so many types and I'm not sure which to get?

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Don't know much about these fans but I would do some homework before taking the big plunge. A fan with no air inflow only creates a vacuum.

Could you solve this by adding more top vents and increasing intake through soffit area? There needs to be a balance of flow coming in as well. Try re posting this under roofing for more feedback

Didn't see what are you live in, is the heat extreme?

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