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  1. #1
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    Default mystery item on roof

    50-60 year old home in Philadelphia burbs. The kitchen is below this thing. The top used to be hinged. Any suggestions cheerfully entertained, including those involving Santa Claus.
    No clues in kitchen.

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    Default Re: mystery item on roof

    Escape hatch for her backdoor man?

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  3. #3
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    Default Re: mystery item on roof

    Operable skylight?


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    Default Re: mystery item on roof

    A vent to remove cooking odours/smoke.


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    Default Re: mystery item on roof

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond Wand View Post
    A vent to remove cooking odours/smoke.
    I agree, probably from an old roof mounted exhaust fan.

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    Default Re: mystery item on roof

    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    50-60 year old home in Philadelphia burbs.
    The kitchen is below this thing.
    The top used to be hinged. Any suggestions cheerfully entertained, .
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    Dumb waiter shaft ( access for gears, pulleys , rope installation and maintance on the roof. )
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