Soffit vent orientation

Old 10-14-02, 10:29 AM
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Soffit vent orientation

I was wondering the correct orientation for soffit vents. I have 4" round vents (I know not the best). The have an up mark on them and louvers are pointing down from there. Where should the up mark go in the eaves. Up mark facing the gutters? Facing the house? Thanks.
Old 10-15-02, 05:14 AM
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I believe the openings should face the house. This would be in case you were, for instance, hosing down the house or washing windows, etc. and you hit the vent with the water stream; the water would be deflected and not go up the vent.

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