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    Dennis R's Avatar
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    Default Hip ridge vent

    First time I've seen this. Looks like the set up is prone to trouble.
    New construction (area underneath was finished.)
    This is in the Boston area (cold snowy / wet / windy / ice dams etc.)
    Any comments

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    Default Re: Hip ridge vent

    It's prone to leaking. It's designed as an exhaust vent and in its current configuration it will act as an intake. Not only that but it likely won't vent the attic space at all.

    I'm not aware of any manufacturer of ridge vents that condone that installation.


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    Default Re: Hip ridge vent

    That looks like "ridge vent" and may not be "hip vent" The baffles are designed different so down hill water won't run in it. I have installed hip vent before but paid no mind as to who made it.
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    Default Re: Hip ridge vent

    That's what I call disfunctional roof framing! What a place for a hip?

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