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    Wood Fireplace Ventilation

    For me, the wood fireplace is more for aesthetics than it is heat..As are a lot of gas fireplaces I see being used. (I work for a propane company, and deliver gas) You would be amazed at the amount of people burning gas just to watch the flames dance. Guess thats what you do when you have too...
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    Wood Fireplace Ventilation

    Thank you all for the replies. I will be giving a chimney company a call and hopefully I can get an exact answer. Hopefully its not too expensive, I'm about tapped out for the year!
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    Wood Fireplace Ventilation

    Sounds exactly like the problem I am having. For me, the fireplace is mostly aesthetic.. But the smoke in the house is not what I'm looking for. When I bought the house we ripped down the walls and insulated with mineral wool, but we still have yet to insulate the attic and I feel there is...
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    Wood Fireplace Ventilation

    Hey all, Hoping to get some well needed knowledge on why my fireplace is not operating properly. Hope this is the right section for this type of post. I moved into my new home (50's era) in January and decided I wanted to convert our (illegally installed) propane fireplace (originally wood)...
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    Proper attic ventilation

    Ohh, I thought you were talking about using different brand of vents/etc.. Thanks for clarifying. Ok, it looks like I wont be going the ridge vent method then. I had thought about a ridge vent sucking in air with a gable fan, but not moisture etc.. Makes sense! Again, thank you!
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    Proper attic ventilation

    Luckily I bought 2 of the same vents, same size and everything. I hadnt thought of it before hand, but I see your point!
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    Proper attic ventilation

    Thanks for the replies everyone. I just went ahead and ordered a fan and a few gable vents. Im also going to look into the ridge venting this weekend. The fan I purchased has variable speeds, so I can adjust it if it is pulling too much air.. And I got a couple gables that equate to about 7sq ft...
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    Proper attic ventilation

    The mold was remediated before we moved in, but the seller did not agree to providing proper venting.. When we heard about the gable/fan setup that was recommended we werent to concerned, having plumbers, electricians and carpenters in the family.. It seemed to be "simple enough." What I/We...
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    Proper attic ventilation

    I totally get where your coming from, but right now cash is tight and I need to do something given we are in the middle of summer (todays 100+ degrees here in MA, with the worst humidity) A fan and gable vent are only gonna cost me $3-400. But, what Im getting at is what you were speaking of...
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    Proper attic ventilation

    If I remember correctly, the home inspector/mold company stated the soffit/ridge vents were both "in place," but they had solid plywood/beams or other obstacles in the way that would prevent, or make it not worth while trying to make the vents functional. Which is why we were advised to go the...
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    Proper attic ventilation

    I wasnt sure exactly where to post this, and since its an attic/venting question I chose the roofing section... Neither the soffits/ridge vent are functional, and given the situation we have going on here the easiest method of proper venting is gable vents/fans. This is what the mold company...
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    Proper attic ventilation

    Hello, newbie here! I recently bought a house, and upon home inspection mold was discovered in the attic. We went through the proper steps and had the mold remediated. Now we are looking to properly vent the attic to prevent this from happening again going forward. The roof has a ridge vent as...
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