Originally Posted by Ataturk
I left a min-max thermometer in one of my side attics. It recorded 125 degrees, and that's on the attic that faces north!
So I am trying to figure out how to vent these knee wall attics. I tried to insert baffles to the attic above, but I couldn't get them in without them collapsing. I don't want to pull the insulation out; the sloped ceiling is already the hottest part.
I've got no vents on the side and can't put them there. I also don't want to put vents in the roof because of how ugly they would be since they'd be visible from the front.
The only thing I have going for me is the long soffits. I was thinking about putting a 4" duct pipe in, with the open end up at the top of the knee wall, an inline fan and a vent through the soffit. I could get a 100 CFM fan pretty cheap.
Any thoughts on whether that would work? It'd have to fight the natural tendency of hot air to rise and if the air isn't exhausted well it could just get sucked back in through the soffit.