I'm getting ready to do a major kitchen remodel that going to require a bunch of attic work. Rather than crawling the dirty, head bashing distance from the garage scuttle, I came up with this easy hatch project.
Time: 2 HoursCost: $50Difficulty: Easy
We have existing vents like this on all sides of the house. They're locked in place. I had the idea while patching a hole in the siding, thinking it would be a perfect place for me to crawl in, directly above the kitchen.
With the hinge pins out, I could fasten the unit with self drilling screws, without the heavier face frame flopping around.
I caulked the seams and gave it a coat of quality primer. This thing would be facing the setting Phonix sun, so I wanted it protected.
Pretty cool huh? I'm not sure I'm going to leave it forever, but it's going to be a HUGE help when I start crawling around re-wiring the kitchn lighting, moving the vent hood duct, and tearing out the soffits.
Suggested materials for this project:
- Spax Self Drilling Screws Screws (Hardware Store)
- 1 x 4 pine (Hardware Store)
- Color Matched Paint (Home Depot)