A reader's Roofs and roofing question: Roof ventilator?
Rita B. from Townsville, Australia had this Roof ventilator question.Hi Bill
My husband is a plumber. He has been asked by a couple who are renovating an old Queenslander to install an old fashioned roof ventilator on the home.
It was made by a company in Brisbane and is identical to the type of ventilator that used to be installed on these old homes.
We can find lots of photos and history about them but no instructions on how they were attached to the roof. Do you have any info that might help us? Thanks
If it is a standard vent with all the parts pre made he should be OK.
If it is not a long ridge vent, but more like a whirlybird or kitchen extractor type hood then it is more a case of maybe making something up or adding timber support between rafters etc.
To give you a better idea you would have to send me a photo or sketch of what the roof and the ventilator looks like.Cheers Bill.
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