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Think I need some Ventilation ?


Ever since we moved into this house we have had trouble with occasional odors that seem to come from under the bathroom floor and since the washer drain has been known to back up into the bathtub we figured that was where it originated.

I have looked and looked and can find no leak or seepage under the house at that location.  However,  the siding on this house goes all the way to the ground on all sides and there is no place for any kind of Ventilation anywhere.



Therefore, I think I need to put something at the front and rear that allows air circulation of some kind.  My thoughts are to fabricate something out of a plastic grated or latticed type sheet of something that I can cut and then place in those two locations.

Here at the back of the house I may install two small ones at either side of this area.

I am not familiar with any product that will work so I may have to just go to Lowe's or Home Depot and browse around.  I would like the grid to be small enuff so as to not allow any critters to take up residence under the house.  Such as skunks, possums, coons and etc.

I might even consider that plastic covered Cage Wire, if I can find the right stuff.

I wonder if some kind of exhaust fan would be possible or even necessary??

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-- Edited by Mello Yello on Tuesday 5th of October 2010 10:14:38 AM

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check this out,, vinyl lattace,
http://www.verandalattice.com/

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I really like that - - - we are goning to Bryan/College Station tomorrow and I sure hpe Lowe's or Home Depot has some.  If they do then I'm good to go.

Thanks, Mr. Google winkbiggrin


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best little gadget on the puterbiggrinbiggrin

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LET THE FUN BEGIN !
Got the vent panel all pre-fabbed and now all that remains is putting permanent screws in place and painting it to match the vinyl siding.


HouseVent.jpg picture by OldUsedParts2008

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I even managed to color match the foundation sill plate and part of the tree stump wink

HouseVent2.jpg picture by OldUsedParts2008


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lookin purdy dang good mello.that should do the job well.

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I knew I left that clothesline up for something confused.gif

HouseVent3.jpg picture by OldUsedParts2008


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My Work Here is DONE !


HouseVent4.jpg picture by OldUsedParts2008

HouseVent5.jpg picture by OldUsedParts2008


-- Edited by Mello Yello on Monday 18th of October 2010 05:00:49 PM

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Looks good, Mello.  Yep, ya' gotta have that crossflow ventilation; saves from all sorts of ructions.

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Yeah,, and keeps the mold and mildew out tha the moisture causes,,
we have a big problem up here with dampness under the floor,, causes the floor boards to rot,,,,

I have vents every 8' all the way around the house.. just 6"X 12"  but good X-flow ventulation

-- Edited by Bad Rat on Tuesday 19th of October 2010 10:54:12 AM

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I forgot to mention what I found out about the vinyl lattice !

There are TWO styles:

One that they call "Typical" which is the same size grid as the regular wooden lattice

The other is called "Privacy Panel" and also "Severe Weather Panel"

The stuff is real easy to work with and, as a matter of fact, I did all my cuts with a drywall knife.

Down here it ran about $30 for a 4x8 foot piece and the cap molding was $7 for an 8 foot stick.

Pretty pricey but a "FOREVER" product.



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When I built the Patio deck and put a 6' fence with 12" of cedar lattice on the top,, I wish I would have used that vinyl stuff.. cause now the wood lattice has warped and shrunk up and is pulling out of the grooves,, so now I need to redo it,, but I ain't gonna put any lattice on top this time,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,just like me,, I'm outta the groove too,,

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Slight Update:

Even tho these vinyl lattice panels have worked great allowing more ventilation under the house, I have recently discovered that they also let the "COLD" winter air underneath also and our bathroom (on the North side) is colder than it has ever been.  I have also noticed the floor at the location of the south side vent is also colder then it has been in the past.

So, as if I needed another project, I need to put some "temporary" insulation in front or behind these at least for the winter months. disbeliefno Might be a trick with this back and hip crap I'm going thru - - - - hahahaha

Haven't been taking pain pills lately but before I start this project it's gonna be

Come on Vicodin nirvana.gif

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A couple of batts of insulation'' or better yet and most likely cheaper,, a piece of the foil backed styrofoam, they use for insulation,, its not exactly styrofoam,, the cream colored stuff ,,

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Good idea and easy to cut. I had mentioned that stuff to the Wiffy so I checked the local lumber yard in BFB and, low and behold, they have it in 1/2" and 3/4" (4x8 sheets) and theirs has foil on both sides.  I was in the Yota and not the PU so I'm going back tomorrow to pick up a sheet and then try and figure out if I want to put it behind (the hard way) or in front (the easy way).  Thinking of maybe duct taping it to the back side at the moment.

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Well...with the duct tape, your avatar fits.....lol

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LMAO - - - - so true and thanks, I needed that biggrin

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I would put it behind and attached to the lattace panel] either with some tie straps or DUCT tape,,  Go For the 3/$ stuff.. biggrin

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Man that foam insulation cuts like butter with a utility knife and Poncho's idea worked fantastic.  Thanks Harry



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That autta keep dem tootsies warmbiggrin

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