Would like to add a whole-house attic exhaust fan to a presently louvred
gable, where there is presently the typical louvred gable vent.
The problem is this:
My attic ceiling is really low, and although I can possibly get up there,
once, to crawl around and install it, going up every year
to oil it, and clean it, is probably out of the question for me at my age
But I can get to it from the outside on a ladder.
Are these things available on a hinge so that one can possibly access the
motor and blades for oiling and cleaning from the outside by pivoting the
whole fan ?
Is there any reasonable way of handling this kind of problem ?
Also, do most folks screen these louvred openings:
- if there is no fan; just the regular louvres ?
- if there is a fan ?