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No Eaves

Posted by Billy on April 10th, 2001 04:40 PM
In reply to Very Good !!! by Jay J -Moderator on April 10th, 2001 03:32 PM [Go to top of thread]

Soffit chutes -- that's it! Actually you can use the soffit vents with a ventilator fan but it's much better to go ahead and put in ridge vents as well and have passive ventilation.

A house without eaves -- I don't know why anyone would build them that way but that's what I have. It's a 1938 brick colonial with a slate roof and gable ends. I guess that some colonials just don't look "colonial" with eaves but that's a poor excuse for not having them. A slate roof breathes on its own but not enough for real ventilation.

BTW, I had the AprilAire humidifier installed last winter. It worked great but humidity did get into the attic and cause some mold even though I have done my best to limit air and moisture infiltration into the attic. I suggest:
(1) that all attics be venilated, and
(2) they damn well better be ventilated if you use a humidifier!

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