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  • Ventilation for enclosure

    Is ventilation needed for walled enclosure WFO's? If so, how much is appropriate?

    I put a small, 4 inch, round passive vent in the back of my gable styled enclosure.

    Is that enough, or do you think I should figure out a way to get more in?
    Mike - Saginaw, MI

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  • #2
    Re: Ventilation for enclosure

    I am not aware of any standards or rules of thumb for this. My oven is so cool that I would be amazed if any ventilation was necessary. Still, it shouldn't hurt so long as no critters get in and no rain/ice. I would think what you have is quite ample!



    • #3
      Re: Ventilation for enclosure

      My gable roof oven doesn't have any vents. But there are plenty of crevices and gaps under the eaves, at the roof peak, etc.

      I think that as long as the enclosure is not sealed and airtight, you'll be good to go. Your 4" vent is definitely plenty.
      Ken H. - Kentucky
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      • #4
        Re: Ventilation for enclosure

        Great! That's the advice I wanted to hear.
        Mike - Saginaw, MI

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