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How to Size an Attic Fan

When you choose a fan, divide that fans cfm by 750. This number determines the amount of square footage of net free air required to properly vent.

To allow for any restrictions created by screening and louvers multiply that number by 2. This number is the minimum square footage of venting required for the fan to exhaust properly.
One can choose a combination of ridge and gable venting to make up the square footage ...

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The lights go on at Christmas

As I watch the Christmas Lights go up this season, it is apparent that LED lights are starting to make the scene. That "alien glow" of the "white" LED lights next to the houses with those traditional strands of Christmas lights is difficult for this traditionalist to swallow.

There is something about tradition that just warms my soul and settles my worries, especially as these holidays gear up! I love those white deer creatures with their tiny little lights and those houses that just put them on so heavy, you are surprised all the snow hasn't melted in the yard. And I love that my husband gets on our house every year and hangs those strands, curses at those plastic hangers that break, and (always safely, of course) walks across the house pulling more strands of Christmas.


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