Turbine Vent vs Roof Vent

Old 08-24-03, 08:21 PM
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Question Turbine Vent vs Roof Vent

Is it true that using turbine vents and passive roof vents are in conflict, that you can't use a combination of them?

I currently have 4 roof vents and no soffit vents in my Ranch Style home, 2200 sqft.

I'm going to add soffit vents adequate to add 8-10 sq ft of venting.

Should I replace the roof vents, or can I just add turbine vents.

Thanks in advance for any advice offered!
Old 08-25-03, 06:13 AM
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Id add vents to the soffit and go for a power roof vent fan run off a tstat. Thats like adding a 1/2 ton of A/C to your home ED
Old 08-25-03, 06:25 AM
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A little more detail please

Hi Ed... Just read your reply which perked up my curiosity ;o) Could you go into a bit more detail about the soffit vents and the fan ??
Not too knowledgeable in that area, and I am about to move into a 5000 Sq Ft home which could use some efficient and low price cooling to compliment the 2 hvac units that are in there when practicle !!

Thanks.. Dick S.
Old 08-27-03, 06:21 AM
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Lightbulb Replace roof vents

I would just install 4 turbines where the roof vents currently are, electricvents have been proven in DOE studies to use more power than they save when compared to a properly operationg passive system.
I would like to see any studies done that show how much $$ electric fans save that are NOT sponsered by the manufacturers.

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