Anyone have a whirlybird on their village house? (roof ventilation fan)

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    Anyone have a whirlybird on their village house? (roof ventilation fan)

    I'm thinking ahead of ways to reduce heat in the room I have on the roof. It's one of those demountable things with a roof made from foam with that zinc stuff either side. No one lives in this room, it's more for storage but consistent 45+deg temps for a lot of the year just damages the stuff I store in there.

    I've found one that's 'cyclone resistant' and good for winds up to 180km/hr from Australia. Solar powered and will turn itself on when temps hit a certain level, so doesn't only rely on convection or a breeze. Great for those dead still stinking hot days.

    I've never seen one in HK and not really sure why? Is there a reason? Can't be for typhoons since there are ones rated for crazy weather, unless I'm missing something?


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    Quote Originally Posted by gch555
    I've never seen one in HK and not really sure why? Is there a reason? Can't be for typhoons since there are ones rated for crazy weather, unless I'm missing something?
    Everyone has a concrete roof perhaps?

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    This sort of thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by emx
    Everyone has a concrete roof perhaps?
    I'm not talking about the top concrete slab, more the additional enclosures that are very common on their rooftops, which are often either a bedroom, laundry room or storage.

    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast
    This sort of thing?

    Yep exactly that sort of thing.

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