10:33AM | 05/10/05
Member Since: 05/09/05
3 lifetime posts
Need some help here. Our house traps alot of heat on the 2nd floor and I have been planning on adding a whole house fan for a while now. I recently went to ********** and bought a 30 in fan unit. Last weekend I decided to start and picked a good spot in the hallway and then climbed up into the attic to see what I had. BIG PROBLEM. The attic is a series of trusses and they all meet right in the middle of the hallway. I would have to cut a truss to install the fan.

What do I do now? Is it ok to cut a truss or do I brace it in some other fashion? I am pretty handy and do alot of projects around the house but in this case I really don't know what to do.




04:44PM | 05/24/05
Member Since: 05/23/05
24 lifetime posts
Don't cut any trusses...Cut out plaster on ceiling, install door, and build a duct system, you can put the fan anywhere, it's the "door", that has to be mounted in the ceiling.If the trusses are still in the way Maybe you can trim-frame the ceiling door. I wouldn't cut any trusses, this is asking for trouble.
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