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Old 12-02-2012, 12:58 PM   #1
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24X41 with 2 garage doors on front and one on the rear, I just need some air to move out from noon to 430 pm during the summer. When I get home , i open the windows and up the rear garage door and sometimes one of the fronts. I dont do any work out of it, its mainly the vehicles garage. I'm thinking I may just get a few regular vents, gable vents on both ends. Especially the front side of the garage where there's only maybe 20 inches between the metal legs where a vent could go. I could do maybe 2 vents in that area just because of limited spacing to get one big vent. On the back I could get a good size vent cut in and installed. That would be better than nothing and when I'm doing anything in there I will open the garage doors and windows anyway. During summer hours from noon till 430 pm when i get home, I just need some air to be able to escape.

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Old 12-02-2012, 02:06 PM   #2
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I'd look into a solar powered exhaust fan. When the sun is out it runs. At night it don't.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:42 PM   #3
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I'd look into a solar powered exhaust fan. When the sun is out it runs. At night it don't.
will google to see how much they run. Wonder if they have any that doesn't need power
guess thats where the sun comes in
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will google to see how much they run. Wonder if they have any that doesn't need power
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:05 PM   #5
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If you find the temperature in your garage too hot to handle in the summer, it might be time to invest in vents. An unvented garage holds heat inside, which can damage plastic and wiring in cars, machinery, and other items that you store. The addition of vents will increase airflow within your garage, reducing the temperature in the summer and preventing odors and harmful fumes from building up inside

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rbnick suggested solar powered vents but if I didn't go with those will any regular gable vents be sufficient to at least just let air escape?
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rbnick suggested solar powered vents but if I didn't go with those will any regular gable vents be sufficient to at least just let air escape?
Gable vents or ridge vents will require some way to get air into the garage. In a house they use vents in the eves. That allows air to enter the eves and flow up to the gable or ridge vents. If you have some way to allow air in during the summer they may be just fine. You probably won't want them open in the winter unless you have a ceiling in the garage.
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Gable vents or ridge vents will require some way to get air into the garage. In a house they use vents in the eves. That allows air to enter the eves and flow up to the gable or ridge vents. If you have some way to allow air in during the summer they may be just fine. You probably won't want them open in the winter unless you have a ceiling in the garage.
no ceiling. I was thinking if I had a vent on the front of the garage up near the top of the front facia and one in the rear, at least heat would be able to escape even if it aint flowing at a high pace. I just want it to not be stuffed in there. When I get home I open the windows and put up one or 2 garage doors in summer
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Vent-A-Garage removes hot air from your garage and pulls in cooler air while the garage door is closed therby maintaining the security of a closed garage door.
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Vent-A-Garage removes hot air from your garage and pulls in cooler air while the garage door is closed therby maintaining the security of a closed garage door.
2 computer cooling fans ain't going to vent a huge garage.
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2 computer cooling fans ain't going to vent a huge garage.
i need to vent it somehow and not sure how im gona do it yet
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I had ah-ha moment this morning, reading an article about indoor air quality in the current issue of eco-structure. It mentioned attached garages .
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:47 AM   #12
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I had ah-ha moment this morning, reading an article about indoor air quality in the current issue of eco-structure. It mentioned attached garages .
whats your thoughts on me getting a forced air kerosene heaters for my 24x41 garage and maybe putting one of the garage doors up maybe 4 inches for ventilation? I have 2 garage doors on front and one on back, 2 windows, and a regular door.
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