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12 in. Mill Finish Aluminum No Moving Parts Retrofit Wind Turbine

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  • Rust-resistant aluminum construction ensures durability
  • Built-in louver design helps efficiently maximize airflow
  • Backed by a 5-year warranty
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This Vent is a perfect replacement for "Whirlybirds" Roof Wind Turbines which frequently stop because of corrosion. The Aura Gravity Vent Retrofit does not need to spin in order to provide excellent ventilation. Instead, it pulls hot air with its louvers because of the Venturi Effect. These vertical louvers continually exhausts air with no moving parts, while preventing rain and snow from entering. The vertical louvers also keep out insects and animals allowing for optimal air flow. In addition, the round design is aerodynamic to withstand wind speeds up to 200 mph.The Aura Gravity Vent removes hot air in the summer and moisture from the attic in the winter to provide optimal ventilation. The Retrofit Vent head will fit over an existing base of the same diameter. This allows for quick and easy installation. Upgrade and make your roof ventilation maintenance free.The 12 inch Aura Gravity Retrofit Vent is designed to replace existing attic vents. The AV-12-RF is 12 inches in diameter and has 113 inches of Net Free Area (NFA). This roof vent will fit over an existing base of the same diameter. It is a perfect replacement for turbine vent heads. Turbine vents frequently stop turning entirely due to corrosion. However, our Gravity Retrofits are made from durable rust free aluminum.
  • Designed to replace old turbine vents and fit over an existing base
  • Noiseless, does not require electricity to exhaust air from attics spaces
  • Leveling is not required, the aura ventilator retrofit can be installed parallel to the roof
  • Built-in inner vertical louvers has an 1/8 in. opening between the louvers to keep out insects, birds and squirrels from entering the vent while allowing optimal air flow and no maintenance
  • Will reduce attic temperatures in the summer and will keep the attic dry and cool in the winter to preserve attic insulation and prevent ice dams
  • Round aerodynamic design can with stand harsh weather and wind forces of up to 200 mph
  • Mill finish aluminum color that will continually have a long lasting clean appearance
  • Net free air space: 113 sq. in.
  • Ventilation rule 1:300 (1 per sq. ft. of attic space): 1 vent per 450 sq. ft. of attic space
  • Screws are not included
  • 5-year warranty

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Net-Free Area (Sq. In.)113113113144.0
Intake/ExhaustExhaustExhaustExhaustExhaust
FeaturesCorrosion Resistant,Paintable,UV Resistant,Weather Resistant,Wildlife GuardCorrosion Resistant,Paintable,UV Resistant,Weather Resistant,Wildlife GuardCorrosion Resistant,Paintable,UV Resistant,Weather Resistant,Wildlife GuardCorrosion Resistant,Paintable,UV Resistant,Weather Resistant,Wildlife Guard
Mounting PositionRoof MountRoof MountRoof MountRoof Mount
MaterialAluminumAluminumAluminumAluminum
Power TypeNon-PoweredNon-PoweredNon-PoweredNon-Powered
Cut-Out Width (in.)12 in12 in12 in14 in
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Specifications

Dimensions

Cut-Out Width (in.)12 inNet-Free Area (Sq. In.)113
Product Depth (in.)16Product Height (in.)7
Product Width (in.)16

Details

Color FamilyMetallicColor/FinishAluminum
FeaturesCorrosion Resistant,Paintable,UV Resistant,Weather Resistant,Wildlife GuardIntake/ExhaustExhaust
MaterialAluminumMounting PositionRoof Mount
Pack Size1Paintable/StainableYes
Power TypeNon-PoweredProduct Weight (lb.)6.00
Returnable90-DayScreen IncludedYes
ShapeRound TopUV ResistantYes

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty5 years

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It does the job.
I live in Los Angeles where most rooftop vents on single family homes are rotating turbines, however, turbine bearings can wear out to the point of non-repairable and leaving big old non-rotating turbine gaps on the roof for small animals to get in. I saw bunch of folks in Florida get these fixed type vents, not sure if this is designed for So Cal, but I cannot see why not, and we don't have hurricanes here. Anyways, the installation is easy, they fit right onto the 12-inch base with no problem. Not sure why a few folks said the vent is too small to fit, you should not have the problem as the base mouth is scalloped, thus you can easily lay it over the base. The 1/4-inch screws that come with the vent do not have notches for flat or philip screw drivers, I used the 1/4-inch socket fitted with screw driver handle to drive the screws in. Also, the points of the screws are machined like drill bits, so they can be self-drilling into the metal sheet, you do not need to pre-drill holes with power drill to drive the screw in. I did not use any power tool to install the two vents I bought. I would recommend this product because it has no moving parts, looks pretty nice and modern, but I think they are 10 dollars more than they should charge. I installed the vent on Dec. 18, 2020.
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    I live in NM and had to deal with high winds ripping the regular turbines off my roof. I've had t...
    I live in NM and had to deal with high winds ripping the regular turbines off my roof. I've had these on for a couple of years and haven't had any problems at all. They are sturdy, easy to attach,...probably didn't take five minutes to put one on. Took longer to get my ladder up and get on the roof than to replace the existing turbine and put the new ventilator on. I don't have to worry about putting covers on those spinning turbines anymore in the fall in preparation for blizzards and more high winds. If you've ever had to get on your roof and replace one of those regular turbines or had to cover up the hole after the wind blew it off in the middle of a rain storm or blizzard, then you might appreciate one of these. We've had wind gusts up to seventy miles an hour and they're solidly attached.
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    Bought two and installed them in less than 2 hours (I wasn't in a hurry it was a nice day as well...
    Bought two and installed them in less than 2 hours (I wasn't in a hurry it was a nice day as well). To order the right size I measured the existing vent pipe circumference using a dress makers cloth measuring tape. A 12" vent should be around 37-3/4" and a 14" vent should be around 44". Removed 3 screws each the old turbine vents. The new vents fit very snugly over the existing vent base. I found that giving the new vent cap a gentle slight clockwise turn (in my case less than 1/8th of a turn) while pressing down did the trick of getting them on. As opposed to just trying to press down to get them on. This worked for me and I'm not sure if this is what the manufacturer intended. I supplied four #8 x 5/8" self tapping screws each. I found that the self tapping screws cut thru the new vent collar well but I couldn't get them to bite into the existing vent pipe resulting in the screw pushing in the existing vent pipe, so I drilled a 7/64" pilot hole for all the screws. Lastly using clear GE Silicone I filled in the screw holes where the old turbines attached (the new collar didn't completely cover them). We get a lot of wasps, heat, high winds, and hail here. They fit well so I think they will withstand winds better than the turbines I had. The inner louvers "should" keep the wasps out. The metal is a decent gauge so we will see about hail. So far I like them and the price was reasonable.
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      7 found this review helpful
      This turbine retrofit vent works fine, but the description of the item said the paint was "Powder...
      This turbine retrofit vent works fine, but the description of the item said the paint was "Powder Coated" on aluminum, but the one that I received from my purchase DID NOT have "Powdered Coated" paint as it was advertised. The paint was very easy to come off even I pre-drilled the holes on the collar of the vent before I placed the screws to secure the vent onto the turbine base. There was no "Powdered Coated" paint on the entire unit - they simply sprayed the paint onto the smooth aluminum surface without roughing the surface before they painted the unit which is a very poor manufacture practice. Painting aluminum without roughing the surface will allow the paint to peel of very easily from my experience. I called Active Ventilation about this issue with the pictures taken from the installation, and they told me that they would warranty the paint for up to five years. However, with the changes in the weather being hot and cold in Texas, I don't think the paint will last. I am very disappointed to see the way the manufacturer painted this unit. See the attached pictures for more details.
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        4 found this review helpful
        fits well, looks good, and no more worn out bearings.
        fits well, looks good, and no more worn out bearings.
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        Works well. Used it to replace a whirlybird vent that hasn't worked in 18 years. The new vent mad...
        Works well. Used it to replace a whirlybird vent that hasn't worked in 18 years. The new vent made the house 10 degrees cooler and rain cant get in the top like the original vent. No more condensation on all the windows and the skylight which means no more mold from the condensation adding up on the sills. My family and i can breath much better. Very easy to remove the old vent head and replace with this one. I highly recommend this vent.
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        2 found this review helpful
        I purchased qty-2 of these to replace a couple of roof turbines that were damaged during Hurrican...
        I purchased qty-2 of these to replace a couple of roof turbines that were damaged during Hurricane Irma. Living in South Florida, I really should have removed the turbines and capped them off when the storm was imminent, but didn't. As a result, one roof turbine was blown off. The other was damaged. Looking to avoid such issues going forward, I sought a solution where there were no moving parts, protection from rain and critters. After reading the reviews on this product, it seemed worth trying, especially with Home Depot's easy return policy waiting in the wings. Little to lose. They arrived undamaged and surprisingly very well built. Strong inner mounting area that slide perfectly over my existing 12" riser (for lack of better words). The outer portion of the unit that extends away from the mounting area is equally well built. The inner portion uses tightly formed slots for better protection. Each unit ordered arrived with self-tapping color-matched screws and installation directions (though I decided to use my own larger screws for greater strength). I've yet to go into the attic to see if there's any difference in temperature (cooler) as other reviews have stated, but I'm optimistic. Installing took literally 3 minutes per unit. While mounted on their bases, I drilled 3 small holes (smaller than the screws being used) in a triangle pattern about the bases of the units to serve as tapping holes, and then installed the screws. Super tight fit. They look much better than my previous weather beaten damaged roof turbines (pictured) and match my brown house very nicely.
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        2 found this review helpful
        These retrofit turbines are great and easy to install on existing turbine roof stacks. I did hav...
        These retrofit turbines are great and easy to install on existing turbine roof stacks. I did have to drill pilot holes in the existing stacks to ease the task of screwing vents to them I replaced three turbines in less than an hour. After ordering these on-line from Homedepot they were here in three days undamaged. No more listening to the old turbines squeaking in strong winds or not turning at all in gentle winds. They seem to vent the attic as well or better than the turbines and don’t let the rain in at all. Wish I had known about these years ago!
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        4 found this review helpful
        Perfect solution to iffy rotary wind turbines. We live near an Air Force base, so I painted eyes ...
        Perfect solution to iffy rotary wind turbines. We live near an Air Force base, so I painted eyes on them (hope the were correctly installed so they point the same way).
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        2 found this review helpful
        I recieved two of these Turbines and also the bases. They look beautiful if you are the kind of p...
        I recieved two of these Turbines and also the bases. They look beautiful if you are the kind of person who appreciates neat looking stuff that really aint suppose to be. I see how they are suppose to work and they are perfect fits for the bases. I'm looking forward to installing them on top of my shipping container storage units, one on each unit. I'll put them on top at one end and install a couple small vents on the bottom of the other end to create a drafting effect when the breeze blows. I rated 4 stars only because I just dont think it's going to survive HAIL. It is kinda light weight.
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