Some of you may remember my post about looking for an alternative to a 4”
hole saw for an exhaust vent. One of the main concerns was trying to cut
the hole on a slanted soffit while standing on a ladder.
Well, I'm back to tell you that we found an alternative.
My Harbor Freight Multifunction tool came to the rescue, and the fact that
we were able to do most of the work from the bathroom window really helped
As can be seen from the following pictures, we first cut the aluminum from
the soffit, secured it to the wood and then cut the wood. After that we fed
the vinyl exhaust hose down through the soffit, with me on the ladder and
my son pushing it down from the attic. Finally, we attached the hose to the
vent with a hose clamp, put a bead of caulk around the flange, and secured
the vent to the soffit.
We cut the hole big enough for me to get my arm into the the soffit to pull
the hose down, but left enough material in corners to secure the vent
The multifunction tool comes through again!