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 [https://amzn.to/2mW7xFh], used to exhaust hot air from home
2×10 blocking [https://amzn.to/2mRqqsN], for nailing between ceiling joists
16d nails [https://amzn.to/2mWb2LV], for attaching blocking
1 5/8-inch drywall screws [https://amzn.to/2lfBhg0], for fastening plywood attic floor
spray-foam insulation [https://amzn.to/2lcLREt], used to seal hole in ceiling

Tools for How to Install a Whole House Fan:
hammer [https://amzn.to/2mRtB3H], for installing 2×10 blocking
circular saw [https://amzn.to/2mVSZWe], used to cut blocking
speed square [https://amzn.to/2lgBSht], for squaring up blocking with joists
plunge router [https://amzn.to/2kW4YT4] fitted with flush-cutting bit and guide bushing, used to cut the fan hole in the attic floor
drill/driver [https://amzn.to/2mSflaY]
reciprocating saw [https://amzn.to/2lrRPBc], for cutting hole in ceiling
wet/dry vacuum [https://amzn.to/2lp3AZa], used to catch the dust when cutting the ceiling hole
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