My nearly 20 year old super insulated (Mn.) house loses enough heat around the chimney chase and into the 24″ ceiling to melt snow and cause ice dams. Ridge is continuously vented, but insufficient space above insulation to allow airflow from soffit to ridge. Is there a way to vent outside the wood-framed chimney chase, or a better solution?
Crucial elements such as improved drainage, earthquake resistance, and a curbless shower enable this couple to live on the same property as family members.
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