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    Default Venting balconies

    I had a new construction yesterday that has a vent strip... it seems to me that for proper venting two would be ideal (one foward, one back) to allow for some circular flow... Am I being over the top?! I assume the one strip will be fine, but wanted some other opinions.
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    Reis

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    Default Re: Venting balconies

    Why would you vent a balcony?

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    Default Re: Venting balconies

    They vent them around here, but I only usually see the one strip at the bottom outside edge.


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    Default Re: Venting balconies

    assuming the top and bottom are completely enclosed, and you did want to vent them, simple logic would be that you would need a place for air to enter in order for air to escape. otherwise if you could get it to vent with only air exhausting, the space would then become a vacuum. theoretically.


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    Default Re: Venting balconies

    How can you tell if 1 vent is working or not?

    How can you tell if 2 vents are working or not?

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    Ron


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    Default Re: Venting balconies

    Any balcony that has a soffited (is that a word?) under structure is vented so that the excessive moisture does not get trapped, rotting out the frame/sheathing, etc. The top side of these decks is an epoxy membrane coating. The strip(s) are intended to move air over the joists so that moisture does not build up enough to damage the joists/sheathing.


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    Default Re: Venting balconies

    Yes you are correct but.

    How can you tell if 1 vent is working or not?

    How can you tell if 2 vents are working or not?

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    Ron


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    Default Re: Venting balconies

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Bibler View Post
    Yes you are correct but.

    How can you tell if 1 vent is working or not?

    How can you tell if 2 vents are working or not?

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    Ron
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