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rabel 01-26-2014 01:16 PM

Remove Attic Vent?
 
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How can I remove this exterior vent in my attic? I have wasps living in there because the netting behind this vent has deteriorated somehow. I have new netting to staple up but I can't for the life of me figure out how to get this vent off from the outside of the house.


rabel 01-27-2014 10:06 AM

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Oh man, you guys are great. This vent is on the far end of my ranch-style house from the attic access and then I'd have to shimmy down between two joists to get to this vent from the inside. It's a pretty big hassle, not to mention fighting off hornets while I'm straddling two joists with my staple gun. I've got some bug bombs I'm going to toss in there this weekend regardless of how I get to this, either from the inside or outside.

Anyhow, I l watched video on how to use that siding tool. I assume the siding is cut in a circular pattern underneath this vent's trim piece.

Are you suggesting that the best way to get to this from the outside of the house is to completely remove these short siding pieces, then I'll be able to get to the flashing around the vent so I can remove the nails/screws to remove the vent? I assume I'll need to scrape away and replace some caulking, etc as well.



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