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    Default Radical New Ventilation Method

    I strongly suspect that there is a good possibility of water infiltration in this attic. Wonder how long it was like this?

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    Default Re: Radical New Ventilation Method

    Ridge vent cap is missing. The wood does not look like it is weathered so I would say it has not been uncovered very long.

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    Default Re: Radical New Ventilation Method

    From the exterior you can see that the ridge vent cap is simply flapping in the wind. It flips up and back down with the wind. Im glad it was flipped up while I was there, otherwise I may have missed this. Im not in the habit of testing ridge vents to ensure they are secured in place. Guess thats a habit I had better start now. This would have been a definite call back if missed.


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    Default Re: Radical New Ventilation Method

    Eric,

    It's funny how we learn to develop habits sometimes, eh?
    Sometimes in this business random moments give us a break instead of a callback!

    I guess it's like John Arnold said in a post in the Appliances section: We can assume nothing!!

    Man, how that rings true.

    Eric Shuman

    Last edited by Eric Shuman; 05-08-2007 at 05:51 AM. Reason: Because I can!

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    Default Re: Radical New Ventilation Method

    That was a new fangled ridge vent, didn't you find the thermostatic/humidistatic control which opens and closes it when the attic gets too hot and the humidity outdoors is below 100% (rain)? I think they are usually installed on the right end of the 'open air ridge vent'.

    'humidistatic' ... is that even a word?

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    I just thought that while it was dry, the ridge vent was limp and flapped in the breeze.

    When the rain comes, the ridge vent absorbs water, becomes rigid, and lays down flat on the ridge.

    Look for this innovative vent at your annual home show.


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