Need ventilation plan for soffitless house

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Old 07-19-03, 09:44 PM
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Lightbulb Need ventilation plan for soffitless house

We live in a 1914 bungalow...cool overhang roof...rafter tails...the works.

There are three mushroom vents at the top of the house, but no way for air to get INTO the attic further down. And we dont want to cover up those gorgeous historic rafter tails and exposed overhang with soffits.

Has anyone experienced anything similiar? Know of good solutions to these problems? You can see pics of the house at

http://www.houseinprogress.net

That may help.

Thanks!
 
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Old 07-21-03, 09:10 PM
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jeanne,

The picture helped alot!

My suggestion is Circular vents

These vents, available in 2-, 3- and 4-in. diameters, are ideal if you have eaves but no soffits. One piece white polyethylene construction. Install them by cutting holes into the blocking between the exposed rafter tails and pressing the vents into the holes. Make sure the airflow has a clear pathway through the insulation. Available at roofing supply stores and well-stocked home centers.

Take a look at this... scroll down to Circular Louvers

http://www.trylock.com/resvent.html

Hope this helps!
 
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Old 07-24-03, 05:34 PM
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Here's what I did :)

<A HREF="http://f1.pg.briefcase.yahoo.com/bc/bigguy73160/vwp?.dir=/My+Documents&.src=bc&.dnm=Soffit+detail.jpg&.view=t&.done=http%3a//f1.pg.briefcase.yahoo.com/bc/bigguy73160/lst%3f%26.dir=/My%2bDocuments%26.src=bc%26.view=t">Soffit picture</A>

<A HREF="http://www.houseinprogress.net">House</A>
 
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Old 08-04-03, 05:53 AM
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One more try

<IMG SRC="http://us.f1.yahoofs.com/users/dffc3841/bc/My+Documents/Soffit+detail.jpg?bck1lL_ATPrtQGBl">
 
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Old 08-04-03, 06:18 AM
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54regcab,

I took a look, can you describe what exactly you did?

It would help everyone who is looking at this...Thanks
 
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Old 08-04-03, 06:26 AM
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Lightbulb Turn HTML on

As a moderator can you activate HTML ?
I think thats why my pictures won't work
Basically I cut out the siding in between every other rafter on the East and West side of the house (House faces South, North wall is a gable roof) and installed 1/4" mesh hardware cloth to keep the rodents out.
Then I nailed the piece of siding to the bottom of the hardware cloth to hold it in place.
From the ground you can barely tell anything was done unless you are looking for it, and even then you have to be on the side of the house to really see it.
Attic temps went down substantially after doing this, I can actually feel the draft coming from the vents while I am in the attic
 
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Old 08-04-03, 06:42 AM
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54regcab,

We have had problems with displaying HTML's in the past with those displaying inappropriate graphic material. Your second link you displayed is fine. All that want to see it can copy and paste to look at it. This is somewhat a nuisance but it is safer, it only takes one to destroy the benefits to all.

Thanks for explaining what you did. Glad the improvements have done so well for you!
 
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