Attic ventilation

Old 04-12-01, 07:08 PM
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I have a gable-roof attic with a ridge vent along the top. In the summer, temps are above 140 (I'm in Georgia) and upstairs bedrooms are too warm. There is about 6" of insulation between the rafters. What's the most effective way to remove the heat from the attic?
Old 04-13-01, 05:13 AM
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I would probably use 16" gable fans. They come with a thermostat, and have the ability to draw out heat of 1300 cubic feet in 30". These fans need to be wired in. You would need one fan on one end, and a slotted vent on the other end to allow air flow. These fans are very effective, and not costly, easy to install. Set the thermostat at about 100 degrees. Obviously if your daytime outside temp gets hotter then this, you will have to increase your setting. Good luck

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