Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Posts
    1
    Post Likes

    Attic ventilation

    My soffit ventilation is inadequate with there only being some vented pieces every four feet or so, so I am thinking of just replacing all the soffit with the vented pieces. It is only 12 inch soffit. Is that too much?
    Also, I have two turbines in one of my attics and have been told to reduce it to one because I was told they are pulling against each other. If I eliminate one, then that reduces by half the amount of outgoing ventilation, so wouldn't that cause a bottleneck from the air trying to get out?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Little town in Texas
    Posts
    722
    Post Likes
    Watch "How to Install Soffit Vents" on YouTube
    https://youtu.be/T3UpHs0Ay2o

    Sent from my Note3, using, Crapatalk
    "If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you are doing." ~ W. Edwards Deming

    All those who wander..are not lost.

    Do NOT..mistake my kindness for weakness.

    The early bird may get the worm..but the second mouse gets the cheese.

  3. Likes lkapigian liked this post.
  4. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    N.E. OKLAHOMA
    Posts
    87
    Post Likes

    anwser

    Where do you live (state?, city?).... MY ADVISE.... Soffit vents are great BUT they work best with ridge vents, or static relief vents...the entire purpose of venting the atDVIStic is two (2) fold. #1 release the moisture from under the decking in the attic so as to prevent moisture from accumulating on bottom decking in the winter, thus preserving the decking. #2 release excess temperature/moisture, which will build in the attic and "if not vented properly "will be forced down and into the conditioned space." That is why Gov't standards are so HI (R-34) for attic insulation, because no one has put 2+2 together.

    It is simple science. Thanks

    Heat risers and your attic is like a chimney fresh air enters the soffits and escapes >??? Ridge Vent?? Static Relief??
    "NOT TURBINE VENTILATORS"

    ADEQUATE FRESH/COOL AIR WILL NOT MOVE THROUGH A TURBINE DEVICE. If it is turning!!!!!. the yturning veins create a "dam" blocking the heated air from escaping " the faster it turns the less air is moving thru it"......

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Burleson, Texas, United States
    Posts
    340
    Post Likes
    Ridge vents
    "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety".

    TACLB28744E

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Little town in Texas
    Posts
    722
    Post Likes
    Quote Originally Posted by Cory Wells View Post
    Ridge vents
    I've never been in a hotter attic, than one with ridge vents. The most worthless idea ever. In my honest opinion.

    Sent from my Note3, using, Crapatalk
    "If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you are doing." ~ W. Edwards Deming

    All those who wander..are not lost.

    Do NOT..mistake my kindness for weakness.

    The early bird may get the worm..but the second mouse gets the cheese.

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Anderson, South Carolina, United States
    Posts
    10,475
    Post Likes
    Spray foam the roof deck and fuggetaboutit...

  8. Likes lions_lair liked this post.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Related Forums

Plumbing Talks | Contractor MagazineThe place where Electrical professionals meet.
Quality Home Comfort Awards