How to Install a Whole-House Fan | This Old House

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows a quick and clever way to keep a home cool. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)
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Shopping List for How to Install a Whole House Fan:
whole-house fan [], used to exhaust hot air from home
2×10 blocking [], for nailing between ceiling joists
16d nails [], for attaching blocking
1 5/8-inch drywall screws [], for fastening plywood attic floor
spray-foam insulation [], used to seal hole in ceiling

Tools for How to Install a Whole House Fan:
hammer [], for installing 2×10 blocking
circular saw [], used to cut blocking
speed square [], for squaring up blocking with joists
plunge router [] fitted with flush-cutting bit and guide bushing, used to cut the fan hole in the attic floor
drill/driver []
reciprocating saw [], for cutting hole in ceiling
wet/dry vacuum [], used to catch the dust when cutting the ceiling hole
utility knife []

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