11:11AM | 08/03/04
Member Since: 08/02/04
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I live in upstate VT and do not need air conditioning.

I would like to better ventilate my attic to get a little “extra” air flow inside the home during the summer.

I do not want to tear a hole in the ceiling for a ceiling fan to blow into the attic as the ceiling is perfect and I would suffer heat loss through the ceiling fan as it hit -30 twice last winter.

I have a small attic, about 550 sq. ft. with good ventilation through soffit vents and a gable vent.

I am considering purchasing a high flow gable fan which would overpower the soffit vents. I would also replace my 14”x19” trap door into the attic space with a screen door in the summer. The objective would be to pull fresh air into the attic via the soffits and circulate air from the home into the attic. This should enable fresh air to be pulled into the home through windows which are always open.

If it does not work well I could always drop the trap door back into place and add more soffits…

Do you know of anyone who has done this successfully?

Many thanks in advance.

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