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Capped my ridge vent today with ring shank nails leaving one colored portion with 4 blackjack dots at the windward end. Iced up a bit trying to figure the ridge cap strategy for the area between the hip joint and ridge vent. The last caps on the hip runs are slightly higher than the shingle surface the rigid vent is nailed to. There is approx 8" from the hip apex to the ridge vent. It seems like there will be a gravity feed to the little louver on the end of the ridge vent unless I build it up with another shingle or 2 and partially block the louver. My windward side gets alot of wind ... blew my ladder down several times till I bunji-d it. Ridge capping between the hip joint and vent is one thing that doesnt seem to be discussed much. These are the last few shingles on this job but are probably critical for both not coming off and water diversion from the ridge vent ... I just have no experience to try to visualize how to place them.