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    Default Contraption attached to whole house fan

    Does anyone know what this contraption is? The attic access panel was too small to actually get into the attic so I wasn't able to examine it any closer. There are only two static attic vents on the roof so I don't see how it could be an actuator to open a roof vent??? Your help is appreciated.
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    Default Re: Contraption attached to whole house fan

    I'd guess it was a roof vent contraption that was covered over when the shigles were replaced.

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    Default Re: Contraption attached to whole house fan

    Hard to tell from the resolution of the photo, but that could be a linear actuator which was powered on when the fan was powered on, the linear actuator extends or retracts and pulls the chain to open a vent in the roof - the vent would then be spring loaded or counter-weighted to automatically close when the actuator was not activated.

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    Default Re: Contraption attached to whole house fan

    who cares what that is, wtf is that chimney looking thing in the background. is that a single block width chimney?

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    who cares what that is, wtf is that chimney looking thing in the background. is that a single block width chimney?


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    Default Re: Contraption attached to whole house fan

    Quote Originally Posted by wayne soper View Post
    who cares what that is, wtf is that chimney looking thing in the background. is that a single block width chimney?
    You mean that block chimney looking thing without proper clearances and that rafter dead ending into it without a header across to the adjacent rafters?

    What block chimney looking thing?

    Yeah, I noticed it too.

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