Garage exhaust fan into attic???

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Old 09-10-06, 02:31 PM
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Question Garage exhaust fan into attic???

We have an insulated garage (with two screened windows). In the summer it gets extremely hot. I'm thinking this doesn't help with air conditioning bills (hot air getting in to the house, etc). Any recommendations for an exhaust fan into the attic? I'm also thinking this will help push hot attic air out, adding to the efficiency of the house. I saw one exhaust fan but it was about $300. I'm wanting to find something for around $100.
 
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Old 09-10-06, 07:26 PM
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i am just going to say that, using common sense ,that anything exhausted from the garage should be directed to the outside only.
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Old 09-10-06, 07:33 PM
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Im with brentwoodpmg on this one! Their has to be a code on this one.
 
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Old 09-10-06, 07:53 PM
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Not hazardous exhaust...

I'm not running a repair shop-its not like there's carbon monoxide in high levels, etc. This is a common thing... check the link below...

http://www.rewci.com/gfgacovesy.html
 
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You don't want to mix the air in the garage and the air in the attic. Vent the attic air to the atmosphere with a ridge vent and soffit vents, or even a gable power vent. This will help keep that area cooler to help out in the AC part of it. Unless you run a whole house type fan (such as the one in the url) all the time, you won't exchange air enough to make a difference. In addition you will need to keep an adequate amount of intake air to make it efficient.
Reduce the air temperature in the attic by venting
Move the air in the garage separately when in use, either by a small air conditioner, or by an intake-output fan setup just for that space.
 
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