Garage Ventilation - up to code?
Hello all - I have had an ongoing problem with a garage that is too hot. I think I have found a solution in a product that is a "garage fan" which is sort of like an attic fan or a "whole house fan" except that it has a CFM that is appropriate for a 2 car garage. It has a baffle on it that will automatically close in the event of a fire, so it should be safe. Will that be "good enough" to be up to code?
Also, for the fan to work really well, I need to put a vent on the garage door to allow fresh air in from outside. That vent won't have a baffle on it, does it seem like that would be a fire hazard or not up to code?
This fan will also have a secondary benefit of helping to cool my attic, which is also way too hot. I already have sufficient venting in the attic as far as the fan is concerned, but its hot up there anyway because the convection just doesn't cool it enough.