Re: Installing bathroom fan without attic access
What concerns me more than no attic access or that the fan may be attached to the sheetrock is that it is likely venting directly to the attic rather than to outside air. This is a very bad situation and it should be addressed.
Having said that, I have installed exhaust fans without attic access by way of the fan installation hole itself. This is not always possible, but some situations will allow it if the conditions are right.
I would hire a contractor to come out and assess the original installation to determine if the fan was installed and vented properly, if not have them correct the situation, which may include making an access point to the attic.
Last edited by A. Spruce; 02-05-2012 at 03:23 PM.
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