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Old 12-24-2011, 01:55 AM   #3976
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Technically havent bought it yet, but am about 30 days from closing.

There is a detached 2 car garage with a loft. There is a set of really tall attic stairs to the loft (I think the ceilings are 10'+). In the loft at each end are giant open louvres.

The question:
Does the attic need to be vented like that if it has normal soffets and a ridge vent?

The problem is that no matter how much you insulate the wind can whip right through the attic and I won't be able to keep my Snow Globe collection up there in the winter

Also threw this up on the garage journal, but I like to pull info from everywhere.
Well I see your in Jursey... how old is the f**kin house?
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:34 AM   #3977
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House is kinda old but the Garage is from the 80's.
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:46 AM   #3978
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House is kinda old but the Garage is from the 80's.
The reason I ask is that the old dude before you had to deal all this stuff too... Ya know. Maybe he was a dumb ass, but I dought it.
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Old 12-24-2011, 04:04 AM   #3979
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Old 12-24-2011, 05:13 AM   #3980
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I refuse to live in fear....I'll say it again, Screw the thieves!

I say that too,, but I live in reality,, and too close a reach to NYC.. most of the home invasions and burglaries turn out to be NYC "kids" or crimnals that can make it back on the highway and over into NJ before the Pa State police even respond... that said.. I safeguard my house and carry a 1911 compact .45 on my hip.. They can ef with my stuff but dont ef with my family..
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Old 12-24-2011, 07:28 AM   #3981
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There is a detached 2 car garage with a loft. There is a set of really tall attic stairs to the loft (I think the ceilings are 10'+). In the loft at each end are giant open louvres.

The question:
Does the attic need to be vented like that if it has normal soffets and a ridge vent?
A roof needs to be vented, so that air flows from bottom to top, taking advantage of natural convection. This removes condensation from the underside of the sheeting and helps to cool it during the evening hours. Therefore you need air intake at the bottom (vented soffets) and exhaust at the top (ridge or box vents).

You say it has normal soffets. Are the soffets vented? Can you get inside the garage attic and look down into the soffets? Or, did they sheet the exterior all the way to the roof sheeting, in between the trusses/rafters?

If your soffets aren't vented, it's relatively inexpensive to have the soffets changed out. You can do this yourself, if reasonably handy. If the wall sheeting butts up to the roof sheeting, you'll need to cut out that sheeting or use a hole saw and drill holes.

You already have ridge vent.

I suspect the gable vents were part of the original construction. The ridge vent was probably added during the last roof installation. If you have the aforementioned vented soffets, you can close off the gable vents.

If you plan to insulate and finish the attic, be sure to use the correct batting for the job. You need to ensure that there is air space between the roof sheating and insulation. You have to have that airflow. Otherwise, condensation will become a huge issue, rotting anything wooden and growing mold.
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:14 AM   #3982
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Windows in a garage door do invite theft,, especially with an electric opener.. the window makes it so easy to unhook the door from the track its not even funny. It takes an experienced thief about 5-7 seconds to open one.. took me 15 seconds to open my parents to show them how easy it was.. there are videos all over you tube on it..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=CMz1tXBVT1s

Simple solution is zip tie your quick release...

Plus if your garage door faces the street it seriously cuts down on the chances of this happening with a zip-tied release -- it'll take the burglar way too long. Time and visibility are their two worst enemies.
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:25 PM   #3983
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Wow, as others have already written here, great job! Beautiful country there too. And you did all that yourself? Very impressive.

I hate useless posts but your complimenting your garage is a must.

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My Man Castle, the Motorcyclist Cafe barn and Bunkhouse. Started building it 4th of July 2006, located abour 450' from our house. We live out in the country up in the White Mountains of Arizona down a 3 mile dirt and gravel Bagdad drive driveway completely off grid.

Pic taken just after a snowstorm Dec 2 the other day.



Looking from our house, I built the entire thing myself and now at the 99% completed mark, part of the fun is constantly thinking of things to add.



Looking inside from the large overhead door. The concrete slab is 30' wide by 50' deep. The downstair is the shop and the upstair is a 10 bed guest house.





Looking to the left (East) showing the full bathroom, stairway to the top level, and guest washing machine.



To the right, (West)



Looking towards the workbench area







The front room of the upstair guest house.



The little two twin bedroom to the left





The larger back bedroom



In the big back bedroom looking south to the back deck



The cover over part of the back deck



Nearest neighbor several miles away.



Upstair bathroom



There is lots more, but enough. BTW, stocking supplies for the last get together out here



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Old 12-26-2011, 08:02 AM   #3984
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:30 AM   #3985
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The latest addition. Merry Christmas

Really? I hate you. Merry Christmas.
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Old 12-26-2011, 04:04 PM   #3986
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Sweet!

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Old 12-26-2011, 06:11 PM   #3987
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FYI- Costco has cabinets for $650 delivered!



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Old 12-26-2011, 08:05 PM   #3988
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FYI- Costco has cabinets for $650 delivered!



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Old 12-27-2011, 08:57 PM   #3989
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Beware - lots of poor reviews on that set.
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:03 AM   #3990
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Costco Cabinets - Poor Reviews

+1

Neighbor has that set. Sagged out of shape in a year, really poorly made. I bought some remainder/scratch-and-dent laundry room cabinets from Lowes which have worked out surprisingly well.



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