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PostSubject: does your loft have   Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:56 am

does your loft have a good air flow , if not then you could have problems ? cheers
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PostSubject: Re: does your loft have   Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:44 am

agree one of the most important aspects of a loft and its design and where its sited
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PostSubject: Re: does your loft have   Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:45 am

aviary along whole front, birds are free to go in except racing months but still keep Perspex panels off for air to circulate
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PostSubject: Re: does your loft have   Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:55 pm

I have heard and read a LOT about ventilation and the way a loft's air circulates.

And I am still confused - Some say 'The air should come in the loft high up, then it will fall, due to it being cooler than the temperature in the loft' - then the air somehow is supposed to circulate around the loft and go out somewhere in the roof or the eaves.

Other people say 'Put louvres near the floor but about 6 inches above the floor level on one side of the loft, and more louvres on the opposite side of the loft up high'.

I also know one top flyer who only has a one and a half inch slot above his sputniks where the fresh air can come in, and some kind of baffle that forces the air downwards.  The air exits the loft through a five inch square hole in every section through a false ceiling.

Can anyone enlighten me as to what they think is a good system?

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PostSubject: Re: does your loft have   Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:58 pm

depends what style roof you have
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PostSubject: Re: does your loft have   Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:47 pm

blueskylofts wrote:
I have heard and read a LOT about ventilation and the way a loft's air circulates.

And I am still confused - Some say 'The air should come in the loft high up, then it will fall, due to it being cooler than the temperature in the loft' - then the air somehow is supposed to circulate around the loft and go out somewhere in the roof or the eaves.

Other people say 'Put louvres near the floor but about 6 inches above the floor level on one side of the loft, and more louvres on the opposite side of the loft up high'.

I also know one top flyer who only has a one and a half inch slot above his sputniks where the fresh air can come in, and some kind of baffle that forces the air downwards.  The air exits the loft through a five inch square hole in every section through a false ceiling.

Can anyone enlighten me as to what they think is a good system?

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would that be Geoff and Catherine cooper phil...?
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PostSubject: Re: does your loft have   Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:33 pm

Yes our has good air flow but we also keep the doors open all day and some permanently
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PostSubject: Re: does your loft have   Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:34 am

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blueskylofts wrote:
I have heard and read a LOT about ventilation and the way a loft's air circulates.

And I am still confused - Some say 'The air should come in the loft high up, then it will fall, due to it being cooler than the temperature in the loft' - then the air somehow is supposed to circulate around the loft and go out somewhere in the roof or the eaves.

Other people say 'Put louvres near the floor but about 6 inches above the floor level on one side of the loft, and more louvres on the opposite side of the loft up high'.

I also know one top flyer who only has a one and a half inch slot above his sputniks where the fresh air can come in, and some kind of baffle that forces the air downwards.  The air exits the loft through a five inch square hole in every section through a false ceiling.

Can anyone enlighten me as to what they think is a good system?


Phil


would that be Geoff and Catherine cooper phil...?

Yes David
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PostSubject: Re: does your loft have   Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:36 am

Can we have more information on HOW members lofts work regarding air circulation please.  Not just that it works!

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PostSubject: Re: does your loft have   Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:43 am

I have louvres bringing air into bottom of the sections. Then the heat from the birds bodies makes it rise and I have gaps at front and back taking the stale air out.
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PostSubject: Re: does your loft have   Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:47 am

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I have louvres bringing air into bottom of the sections. Then the heat from the birds bodies makes it rise and I have gaps at front and back taking the stale air out.
Thanks for that Boosey - this is the kind of stuff I want to hear.

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PostSubject: Re: does your loft have   Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:09 am

Ours are the same louvres at the bottom and 6 inch at the top all the way round
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PostSubject: Re: does your loft have   Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:31 am

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Ours are the same louvres at the bottom and 6 inch at the top all the way round
2 question Ray - 

1.  Do you mean 6 inches GAP - all the way round the top of the loft?

2.  Does it not get VERY cold and draughty in the loft with that much gap?

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PostSubject: Re: does your loft have   Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:52 am

Yes at the top..plus it's nature if it's cold..that's another thing why do I want heaters like some in my loft ect...remember cold kills everything so they say
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PostSubject: Re: does your loft have   Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:56 am

take note of where the townies and feral roost and adapt it to your loft they know the answer ,as long as it is dry and draft free they are happy and healthy .
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PostSubject: Re: does your loft have   Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:21 am

Exactly. ..no draughts in mine just ventilation and plenty of it..Pigeons are too soft nowadays
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PostSubject: Re: does your loft have   Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:28 am

most pent roof lofts have the same design ..bottom vents and 2 inch gap at the top front and back which is what I have... a lot of the tiled roofs which I was not permitted to erect by my council have sliding ceilings where stale air escapes ...the coopers have some set up their lofts look like holiday chalets lol! its about getting the balance right not too fast air flow but a good rate of air flow not draughty too ,I know guys who only have a slit at the very top front and back and have no problems with respiratory but they only house 6 cocks in a 6foot section, again don't overcrowd air quality is important its the warmer months it will be more of a problem ...phil take a look at ron Williamsons ventilation system its a 2 tier corrugated sheet design works very well Wink
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