As you may have noticed…
We moved in to our new house the other week! And this being a not-super-much-modernized 60’s house, there’s no ventilation! Just windows completely without isolation!
Yeah, the air gets pretty bad in here compared to how it COULD be (though it’s a large and airy house and we can have the windows slightly open, but that gets super cold fairly quickly)
So we drilled some ventilation! Unfortunately there’s not a lot of pics. But here’s the gist:
Find a good place to put your ventilation. Above a radiator, preferably, and where it will move the air through the room before passing on to the central circulation of the house.
Make sure there are no studs where you want it. A multi scanner is good for this. Practice with it somewhere you know there are studs so you don’t get false results.
Grab a drill (standing inside the house), and with a level, make sure you angle it downwards. You want any water to run out, not in.
Drill through only the inner layer in the periphery of your location to once again make sure there are no studs. Then drill the center all the way through.
Grab a hole saw of the right size for your ventilation and drill through from first the inside, and then from the outside, to get a nice, non abrasive hole.
This is where your wall looks funny.
(that wire housing is another funny thing about this house – they run in these wooden curtain hangers above the windows)
Now the interesting thing that comes next is that what your vent tubing will often state how long it can be, and that you cut it down to size, but it does NOT say anything about what the minimum length is! And it turns out the one I bought has a minimum length that’s longer than the thickness of our walls. We have thin 60’s walls. Not your fancy modern northern housing walls.
So I had to go buy another set, which was an adventure on its own because I’m fun like that, but before I turned in at night, I had it all set up.
Only five more to go that I can do myself, and at least two more needed later when the house gets painted anyway and someone will be here with something to stand on for the upper floor…