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    Default Strange roof vents

    Found these strange roof vents on a 1977 double-wide. Home has original metal roof. There are two of these vents at each end of the roof, appear to be attic vents. They are not plumbing vents or exhaust fan vents. Has anyone seen these before. I am thinking the original roof vents were removed and someone installed the louvered covers.

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    Looks like they will catch a lot of rain.

    did they have a bucket under them

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    Thats what I thought. The funny thing was I could not find any water stains in ceiling. Probably just a matter of time.


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    If I have the scale correct, I'm pretty sure they're the item I recommended this afternoon; soffit vents, right? All upside down and ****, but....


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    Default Re: Strange roof vents

    Soffit vents stuffed into/over plumbing vents?

    If so, no leakage problem, but it would sure restrict the venting of the plumbing system.

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    Default Re: Strange roof vents

    OP said that they are not plumbing vents. What else could they be but "southern engineered" soffit vents?


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    I just Googled soffit vents/ images, and after making it through one of my competitor's insights on attic ventilation (aargh!!!), I came upon this image:




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