Automatic foundation vents

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Old 09-23-06, 12:42 PM
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Automatic foundation vents

Just replaced a few crawlspace vents with Master Flow automatic vents from home improvement store (suppose to open automatically around 70 degrees and close around 40 degrees.) Just checked on them and one is slightly open and the other one is completely closed (the high temp here today is mid-80's.) Does anyone know why they are not opening like they are suppose to? Thanks.
 
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Old 09-23-06, 02:21 PM
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With a crawl space you might want to read
Http://aboutingsavingheat.com/crawlspace.html

And forget the vents

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Old 09-23-06, 06:27 PM
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Close Up The Vents!!
 
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Old 09-24-06, 08:24 AM
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Why close the vents during warm weather? I thought they are suppose to keep foundation crawl spaces ventilated and dry during the warmer months (we are in the hot humid south)? I know we're suppose to close them during cold weather during winter to help pipes from freezing etc. But why close them now? Thanks for any info.
 
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Old 09-24-06, 08:38 AM
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Same story! Close vents to keep warm humidly air from entering crawl-space. 6mil vapor barrier on dirt. If walls are above grade insulate with 2in polystyrene. Dehumidifier to keep RH below 55%.
 
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Thanks for info!
 
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Old 09-24-06, 11:30 AM
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Gsb did you go to this www and read it

Http://aboutingsavingheat.com/crawlspace.html


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