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Found 119 results for the keyword ‘Ventilation’

  • How to secure a ceiling fan

    On other shows we talked about wiring in ceiling fans -- today we dealt simply with how to attach it to the ceiling so that it does not come down on top of the bed like a giant blender.You cannot just attach it to the ceiling drywall.You cannot just attach it to a simple electrical box in the att...
  • Roof Exhaust Hoods

    Larry in Calgary has the problem that the wind makes a lot of noise with the damper on his bathroom exhaust fan.The banging noise of a duct damper can be reduced or eliminated by carefully placing the self adhesive foam insulation strips as soft bumpers against the damper. Make sure that the d...
  • OVERVIEW: Sound Proofing

    In this TV segment we followed a sound proofing specialist through a home, testing it for problems, and indicating some solutions. Elsewhere in this database you will find more through discussions on soundproofing various parts of your house.The photo shows the use of Z-bars or resilient bars on...
  • Melting snow on the roof.

    George from Fort Frances, Ontario has a problem of snow melting off of his new addition. He is trying to pin down the problem because this causes ice formation on the edge of the roof.He had a ridge vent installed, but never checked to see if his soffit vents worked. A ridge vent, without goo...
  • Attic Ventilation -- Why and How

    Most people think that the purpose of attic ventilation is to remove moisture from the attic. That may be true in the spring, but the rest of the Canadian year it does other things.In the summer it generally reduces the temperature of the attic, reducing the need for or the cost of air condition...
  • Will more attic insulation cause problems in my attic?

    Ken in cold Saskatoon is worried that adding insulation to his attic will cause problems. The key is to insure that he has good ventilation coming in through the soffits and going out higher up on the roof.In this segment we showed how to go into the attic to see if daylight was visible around t...
  • Cleaning clothes dryer ducts & special vent hoods

    If your clothes dryer takes a long time to dry, or overheats and turns itself off, you may have too much lint in the exhaust duct. It is sometimes possible to locate special duct brushes for clothes dryer ducts, but you can make your own with a kitchen cleaning brush. Locate the type that has n...
  • Insulating the roof above an attic knee wall

    Scott from Elmwood Ontario wanted to know how to get insulation into the small space between the drywall and the roof in a renovated attic -- that slanted part of the ceiling above the knee wall -- and still leave space for ventilation.My trick is to put little or no insulation between the roof m...
  • Dripping bathroom fan

    Paul from Ajax, Ontario writes:Two years ago I had a ceiling ventilator fan with lights installed in the bathroom. During a very cold spell, water was dripping from the reflector into the bath tub. It has a 4" aluminum flexible pipe connected from the discharge opening into the attic straigh...
  • VENTILATION

    People don't wear raincoats in Hong Kong because it's wetter on the inside than on the outside. Instead, they use umbrellas, which give them cover from the rain but allow their bodies to ventilate. For the same reason, some hats have holes in them. It has always struck me as amazing how si...