soffit vent retrofit


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Old 02-17-07, 08:01 PM
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soffit vent retrofit

I have a poorly ventilated attic/kneewall area. Presently no soffit vents, just a 6" vent cut into the middle of the roof. I can provide adequate high venting to a ridge vent, but need low inlet air.

I'd like to add soffit ventilation without ripping out the existing soffit to do continuous strip soffit vent (unless someone has a suggestion for an easy way to do this). Also something better than the 16 (!) "birdhole" 3" vents I'd need to do the job.

Is there a rectangular vent, say 2" or 3" or 4" x 12" that would be appropriate for this application? I'd only need 3-4 of those, and they would fit between the joists.

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http://www.airvent.com/homeowner/products/intake-soffit.shtml
 
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Old 02-18-07, 03:06 PM
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Thanks. Found that this morning as well. After further consideration, I'm thinking ripping some strips and doing continuous for better airflow. Nice to know there's a product for what I need.
 
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These soffit vents are about 8 x 16 and straightforward to install. Just cut a hole and attach. http://www.cornerhardware.com/howto/images/ht076_1.jpg

Hope this helps.
 
 

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