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Old 08-02-2006, 09:30 AM
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Old 08-02-2006, 09:37 AM
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Do you have a question or do you just have a thing for roof rafters??? Looks like you have plenty of ventilation.

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Old 08-02-2006, 10:46 AM
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Fellas, I need your ideas on how to vent this garage. During the warm season, it becomes a baking greenhouse in there. I have no ventilation nor insulation (see pics and video). The roof has that cement tile. I was thinking of an attic fan but I would need to locate a spot for a gable. Any ideas? Thanks.
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Old 08-02-2006, 10:58 AM
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I think an Attic Fan along with good Insulation would be my first step-Then maybe a window A/C if it's still hot-
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Old 08-02-2006, 11:00 AM
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Vent

There a pile of different ways to attack this.
1. Soffit vents (there are different kinds of soffit vents, with the common feature being their location along the eave of the house)
2. Through-roof vents (also known as �eye-brow� or 'dormer' vents, even win turbines)
3. Gable-end vents
4. Ridge vents (Good in combination with soffit vents)

You can also put in a forced fresh air fan through the side wall. One thing you need to do is choose a system and insulate the garage appropriately.

My garage has windows along the side but has a second floor above and insulation so I don't have the option of roof venting. so I open the windows on one side and have an exhaust fan on the other side, I some times put a box fan in one of the windows for extra fresh air flow if I'm working on something with fumes gas, paint, baked beans, etc.

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Put a Luann ceiling in there and insulate the heck out of it! You cant have to much insulation! Then you will feel the deferents in there.. Its easy to do as well. I'll do it for you!
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How is the rest of the house vented? I would put a sheet rock ceiling in there and insulate it real good and vent it like the rest of the house is vented.
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I insulated the ---- out of my barn right after it was built in 1985.

On hot summer days with both doors and all windows closed, the inside of the barn feels like it's got A/C.

My one regret is I didn't insulate the upstairs and it get's HOT up there.
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I have a ceiling in mine so I installed a "whole house fan" in it.
It has louvers that close when not in use.
I pull a chain and it comes on and blows into the attic and out the vents.
It cools the garage by pulling a lot of air, and it also cools the
attic by exhausting the air through there.
My garage is attached to my house so when it's not real hot I close the
garage door and leave my house door open to it, it cools the whole house
in about 10 minutes. Works great. They're about $100.00 @ Home Depot.
They move a lot of air.
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Old 08-04-2006, 04:22 PM
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From the looks of the pics you have a gable end that butts with the house. It looks like it is drywalled. It may be possible to vent your garage attic into your house attic. Cut a hole in the gable, install an exhaust fan. and either blow your garage attic air into the house attic or use a duct to move it to the house attic vent. Fire codes have required the garage to be isolated by the drywall above the garage ceiling and cutting into this drywall will/may affect those codes. If you drywall and tape the garage ceiling you will then meet those codes again. If you want to vent the garage attic out the garage roof it would require roofing work of some sort. Not knowing anything about tile roofs I don't know if this is expensive or not. As many have said - insulate that ceiling, R40 at least or even R 60. It will make a big, big difference. Good luck.
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Re:garage Vent/cooling

Hi,here is something i've been checking into and they work well,evaporative fans,check out MobileMasterCool.com,they have everything from small portables to roof mount whole house units.even if you have an a/c unit these draw low amps and work good. RAAH521CI
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I would put a ceiling venting fan in like jcclark is talking about along with vented soffits. With the tile roof, it looks like roof vents are out unless you get a contractor in there to remove and replace. A ridge vent is definately out as it will not go with the looks of the rest of the roof unless they can put the tile roof over it to look right. But if you add R30 insulation to the ceiling, then drywall, along with the louvered ceiling/attic vent, it will pull air thru from the outside, thru the garage, thru the attic, and out thru the soffit vent.
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Garage ventilatation

Hi.
Looks like you live in a warm climate so heating in the winter is not required?
if so, you really don't need a ceiling with insulation, one or two roof mounted exhaust fans would work and not spoil the looks of the house like a cupola would.
You need to get air in, either through an open window, soffit vents or some other vent.
It seems odd that the house was built without thought of ventilation.

If you want it cool, put up an insulated ceiling, then A/C...

Good luck.
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i can relate to you man..i live in sunny cali myself..best bet would be putting up some type of ventilation fan..i used ceiling fans and put a small ac unit in the wall of my garage..i also put windows in on either side...worked wonders for me..especially in the summertime
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