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xx   ATTIC

Installing a non-electric roof vent. Step-by-step process is illustrated.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Sep 1998 (v.21#11) pg. 68

Installing roof and soffit vents to help prevent ice dams.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jul-Aug 2000 (v.23#9) pg. 58

Installing a solar-powered roof ventilator is illustrated in photos.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Sep 2002 (v.25#10) pg. 60

Louvered components. The correct spacing for louvers when building your own vents for attic air circulation.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1985 (v.8#5) pg. 49

Energy conservation in the attic. Includes sealing air leaks, intalling a polyethylene vapor barrier and adding insulation.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1986 (v.9#12) pg. 47

Attic insulation. Tips on selection and installation.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1989 (v.13#3) pg. 70

Tip on using X-10 relays to activate a thermostatically-controlled attic fan.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Oct 1997 (v.12#5) pg. 72

A look at wind-driven turbine roof fans and installation instructions.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #155 Aug 1974 (v.24#6) pg. 46

How to insulate your attic.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #177 Nov 1976 (v.26#9) pg. 42

A look at power attic vents, what they will do for you in both summer and winter, and a step-by-step guide to installation. Includes charts to help you find the amount of free area needed for the system and the proper size of the ventilator.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #179 Mar 1977 (v.27#2) pg. 36

How to install a roof-top ventilator.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #192 Sep 1978 (v.28#7) pg. 55

Getting your house to breath right. How to install a ridge vent system on an existing house.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #217 Mar 1981 (v.31#3) pg. 8

Make your own fixed-position louver vents for attic ventilation. Made from wood and screening.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #225 Jan 1982 (v.32#1) pg. 10

Tip: Build an insulated box from particle board and Styrofoam to cover and insulate a folding attic stairway.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #244 Dec 1983 (v.33#10) pg. 80

How to stop heating your attic. Tips on closing off typical heat leakage paths into an attic.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #261 Sep 1985 (v.35#7) pg. 22

Installing a turbine roof vent is illustrated in photos.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #266 Feb 1986 (v.36#2) pg. 30

Use foam panel insulation to insulate a door to an attic.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #266 Feb 1986 (v.36#2) pg. 40

Diagram shows eave and louver vent airflow needed in a finished attic with knee walls.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #279 May-Jun 1987 (v.37#5) pg. 6

How to vent and insulate a second floor remodeling, especially a finished attic with a cathedral ceiling.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #287 Mar 1988 (v.38#3) pg. 75

Tips on calculating the number of roof vents needed to ventilate an attic.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #296 Mar 1989 (v.39#3) pg. 6

Tips on selecting the correct temperature setting for an attic exhaust fan.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #338 May 1993 (v.43#5) pg. 16

How to install a continuous ridge vent.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #349 Jun 1994 (v.44#6) pg. 11

Venting your roof the right way. Helps eliminate ice dams, water damage and outrageous air conditioning bills.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #349 Jun 1994 (v.44#6) pg. 58

Tips on the need to insulate and vent the roof over an enclosed porch.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #351 Sep 1994 (v.44#8) pg. 10

Tip tells how to install circular soffit vents.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #372 Oct 1996 (v.46#9) pg. 10

Sizing up attic vents. A summary of exhaust and intake vent styles and how to determine the number of vents needed.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #383 Nov 1997 (v.47#10) pg. 84

Harnessing the pump in your attic. How natural attic ventilation works.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #383 Nov 1997 (v.47#10) pg. 96

Batt insulation basics. Advice on selecting and installing fiberglass attic insulation.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #393 Nov 1998 (v.48#10) pg. 90

Attic venting. Installing soffit vents and a ridge vent will help keep heating and cooling costs from going up.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #7 Feb-Mar 1982 pg. 52

Tip: How to install continuous-strip soffit vents in an existing soffit by using a hole saw in an electric drill to drill a long-row of holes in the soffit.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #9 Jun-Jul 1982 pg. 4

Tip: Use scrap foam packaging material to insulate attics.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #11 Oct-Nov 1982 pg. 14

Ridge-vent options. Two site-built alternatives to the standard aluminum fixture.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #21 Jun-Jul 1984 pg. 51
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #23 Oct-Nov 1984 pg. 6
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #24 Dec 1984-Jan 1985 pg. 4

Build this simple jig for making sight-built ridge-block assemblies for ridge vents.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #24 Dec 1984-Jan 1985 pg. 22

Hinged door seals off and insulates roof-mounted wind turbine during the winter.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #43 Dec 1987-Jan 1988 pg. 20
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #44 Feb-Mar 1988 pg. 4

Tip on installing radiant barrier material over rafters.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #58 Feb-Mar 1990 pg. 96

Venting the roof. With today's construction methods, the minimum code requirements may not be enough. Includes construction details for a permanent ridge vent built of plywood and treated lumber and covered with the same shingles as the roof.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #61 Jun-Jul 1990 pg. 76

Framing a cold roof, a design to prevent ice damming and roof leaks in snow country. Also includes two methods for constructing a Boston ridge vent.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #63 Oct-Nov 1990 pg. 42
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #64 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 pg. 4

How to install faced fiberglass batts between a tongue-and-groove ceiling and the floor of an attic without removing either the ceiling or floor.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #79 Feb-Mar 1993 pg. 20

How to ventilate and cool a metal roof being used on a cathedral ceiling with an exposed ridge beam.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #93 Feb-Mar 1995 pg. 12

Determining the cause of wintertime condensation in the attic. Tips on overcoming the problem.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #95 Apr-May 1995 pg. 20

Ridge stool (a portable seat that bridges the roof of a house) makes it easier to work on the ridge when retrofitting ridge vents.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #98 Oct-Nov 1995 pg. 28

Preventing ice dams. Proper insulation and roof ventilation can stop ice dams from forming, prevent damage and lower energy bills. Includes three ways to vent a cathedral ceiling.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #98 Oct-Nov 1995 pg. 60

Problems and procedure for venting a shed roof with a wall going upward from it. This same problem can face any roof where the rafters butt into a beam that carries an upper wall (such as a clerestory wall).
FINE HOMEBUILDING #99 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 pg. 14

Understanding common moisture problems. Three case studies illustrate the importance of controlling humidity and air leakage.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #99 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 pg. 60

Advantage of baffled over unbaffled (roll-out) style ridge venting is explained.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #103 Jun-Jul 1996 pg. 18

Tip on venting a roof without eaves by adding a vented drip edge.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #104 Aug-Sep 1996 pg. 20
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #106 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 6

Venting a traditional eave on a shingle-style house where aluminum soffit vents won't be acceptable.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #104 Aug-Sep 1996 pg. 90

Fixing a cold, drafty house. Sealing and insulating the attic are the keys to lower heating bills and a more comfortable house.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #105 Oct-Nov 1996 pg. 92
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #106 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 10
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #107 Feb-Mar 1997 pg. 6

Tips on locating the source of warm air leaking into attic spaces.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #108 Apr-May 1997 pg. 18

How to fabricate vent chutes for a cathedral ceiling from 1" thick foam-insulation board (with foil on both sides).
FINE HOMEBUILDING #108 Apr-May 1997 pg. 28

Argument against venting of attics is explained.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #113 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 pg. 46

Tips on calculating the size and number of vents needed to adequately move air in an attic.
HOME MECHANIX #682 Feb 1985 (v.81) pg. 14

Tip on constructing an insulated cover to seal attic fan louvers.
HOME MECHANIX #702 Oct 1986 (v.82) pg. 112

Installing insulation in attic, crawl space, and basement. Includes tips on installing vapor barriers and avoiding fire hazards.
HOME MECHANIX #705 Jan 1987 (v.83) pg. 56

Photos show how to install various devices to vent your attic. (1) Powered attic ventilator. (2) Ridge vent. (3) Wind-turbine ventilator. (4) Soffit vents.
HOME MECHANIX #726 Oct 1988 (v.84) pg. 61
Added Info HOME MECHANIX #732 Apr 1989 (v.85) pg. 8

Tightening up. An energy-saving guide to finding and stopping air leaks in attic, basement, doors, walls, etc.
HOME MECHANIX #788 Sep 1994 (v.90) pg. 64

A plywood box is used to insulate the opening where a folding stairway enters the attic. A rope-and-pulley arrangement lifts the box when the folding stairway is lowered for use.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1983 (v.8#7) pg. 58

The little-known ins and outs of ventilation. Good venting is one of the least expensive and most frequently overlooked home maintenance steps. Tips on installing attic, bathroom, and kitchen range ventilation are also covered.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #2 Summer 1976 (v.1#2) pg. 96

Make your pull-down attic door airtight by adding an insulated airlock on the attic side.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1981 (v.6#6) pg. 35

Tip: A paint roller tray captures rainwater which blows in through a roof vent.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1983 (v.8#2) pg. 36

Installing an attic fan.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #422 Jul 1963 (v.59) pg. 116

Aluminum hood for attic or basement ventilation window keeps rain out.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #457 Jun 1966 (v.62) pg. 121

Installing an attic exhaust fan to improve ventilation.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #482 Jul 1968 (v.64) pg. 90

How to install a power ventilating fan in the attic roof.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #542 Jul 1973 (v.69) pg. 50

Tips on selecting and installing attic insulation.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #558 Nov 1974 (v.70) pg. 50

Two articles that tell the "truth" about heat loss. Includes instructions for insulating an attic.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #572 Jan 1976 (v.72) pg. 84, 85

Tips on how much additional insulation (6", 10" or 12") to install in your attic to most effectively cut the heat loss.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #596 Jan 1978 (v.74) pg. 98

Insulating your attic. Tips on installing fiberglass insulation over existing rock-wool insulation.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #655 Dec 1982 (v.78) pg. 88

Tips on installing baffle boards to prevent insulation from obstructing airflow from soffit to roof vents.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #668 Jan 1984 (v.80) pg. 12

A guide to how NOT to insulate an attic. Common attic insulation mistakes, maladies and oversights.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #95 Sep-Oct 1985 pg. 78

Insulating the attic. Tables show how much insulation and of what type is required. Installation tips are included.
NEW SHELTER Jul-Aug 1980 (v.1#5) pg. 33

Should you insulate your attic? A look at the pros and cons of insulating your attic floor, your attic roof, or both.
NEW SHELTER Apr 1982 (v.3#4) pg. 36

Keep your attic breathing. How to select and install a variety of attic vents.
NEW SHELTER Mar 1984 (v.5#3) pg. 76

Attic insulation demons. How to cure some "devilish" problems when installing attic insulation.
NEW SHELTER Sep 1984 (v.5#7) pg. 78

How to eliminate condensation by installing soffit and ridge vents.
NEW SHELTER Apr 1986 (v.7#4) pg. 88

One way to insulate an attic in an old house. Problem involved getting loose insulation between rafters on top of a bedroom without the insulation falling into the void space.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1974 (v.2#3) pg. 10

Frost in the rafters, ice on the eaves. How to deal with winter attic moisture.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1993 (v.21#6) pg. 32

Cornice soffit venting uses inexpensive edge trimmings from fly screen.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1965 (v.124#5) pg. 165

Installing a power ventilator in an attic roof.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1972 (v.137#4) pg. 139

A look at installing a wind-powered ventilator to reduce attic heat.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1973 (v.139#4) pg. 166

A cooler house starts with a cooler attic. Suggestions for improving ventilation of an attic.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1975 (v.144#1) pg. 100

Tip: How to install roll insulation under the floor of an unfinished attic without removing the floor.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1980 (v.154#3) pg. 145

Tip: Make a tight seal on your attic access hatch in order to keep heat from escaping.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1980 (v.154#3) pg. 145

Build a well-insulated sliding cover to keep heat from being lost through attic access hatch.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1981 (v.155#4) pg. 175

Tip: How to insulate the louvers of an attic fan for winter.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1982 (v.157#1) pg. 64

Tip: Cover attic wind turbines during the winter with plastic bags.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1982 (v.158#6) pg. 148

Insulate a folding-stairway opening into an attic with a cover made from rigid insulation board.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1988 (v.165#9) pg. 111

Tips on removing hot, moist air from an attic.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1990 (v.167#7) pg. 66

Radiant barriers. Installing reinforced reflective foil between rafters to check the flow of radiant heat into attic space.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1992 (v.169#9) pg. 60

Tip on eliminating "joist shadow lines" caused by slight temperature differences between attic joists and the ceiling drywall attached to the joists.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1994 (v.171#8) pg. 81

How to install an attic ventilator. Both powered and unpowered units are covered.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1977 (v.211#2) pg. 60

How to reduce heat losses in a house that result from uninsulated doors. Includes information on insulating an attic door (or any door that leads to an unheated area), replacing sliding glass doors with a thermal window. Installing a floating storm door for sliding glass doors and using reflective drapes for a patio door.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1977 (v.211#6) pg. 128

Make an insulated hatch cover to cut heat loss up the stairway into an attic. The insulated hatch cover pulls down to the floor and covers the opening into the attic. Works well with pull-down type attic stairways.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1978 (v.212#3) pg. 154

Tip: Make a styrofoam cover to insulate the opening into an unfinished attic.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1980 (v.217#4) pg. 148

Two routes to summer cooling. (1) How to install a roof turbine. (2) How to install a whole-house fan.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1982 (v.220#4) pg. 110

To cool your attic, install a roof-ridge vent. Versatile, full-length vent adapts to any ridge type.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1983 (v.223#1) pg. 92

Installing radiant barriers to reduce inside temperatures by at least 20%.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Feb 1988 (v.3#2) pg. 20
Correction PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER May-Jun 1988 (v.3#5) pg. 13
Added Info PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Sep 1988 (v.3#7) pg. 10, 11

The pros and cons of radiant barriers installed in attics.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Sep 1989 (v.4#6) pg. 20
Added Info PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Dec 1989-Jan 1990 (v.4#9) pg. 8

How to ventilate an attic.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Oct 1964 (v.35#10) pg. 99

Cool your house without air conditioning. Use window and attic fans and proper insulation.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS May 1972 (v.43#5) pg. 56

Tips on getting proper ventilation in your attic.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Fall 1980 pg. 8

Your home and the energy crisis. Part 3. A look at the heat loss through the roof and how insulation and ventilation can minimize this loss.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1976 (v.32#5) pg. 80

If you insulate, then ventilate. Tips on proper attic ventilation.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1979 (v.35#1) pg. 96

Tip on installing a reflective "radiant barrier" in your attic.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1989 (v.45#3) pg. 19
Added Info WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1989 (v.45#5) pg. 16

Tips on selecting and installing vents on a wood shake roof.
WORKBENCH Aug-Sep 1994 (v.50#4) pg. 10