I've been searching the www for an answer to my problem for awhile now, but no luck. Hopefully somebody here has the knowledge to get me in the right direction.
I have a condo, with a loft that has been added by the previous owner. I use it as an office, but it gets so hot up there, I can't go up there in the summer. It can get as hot as 108-110 in August. As a point of reference, the condo is approx. 1400sq. ft. in Anaheim,CA
I've attached a diagram below. The loft only spans half the width of the house, the other half of the house has a normal attic which connect to the small area in front of the loft. I have used my friends smoke machine to blow smoke up into the roof vents of the small attic area, and it just lingers. The whirlybird on the other side of the house is apparently not strong enough to vent this small area. My first thought is to put a attic fan in the smaller area, but everything I read says it must be placed just shy of the roofs peak?
So my questions are?
1. Is it recommended to remove the batting behind the wall?
2. What is the best location for the new attic fan?
I'm open to getting a second attic fan for the larger side of the house if it's needed.