Fan in attic access? What is this?
We have recently purchased an older home (1953) and have no basement. We have a low pitched roof, and today removed the panel that was taped to the ceiling over what we assumed was the attic access. But we found this fan with a carpet shoved into the blades! Was this some sort of whole-house fan? There doesn't appear to be any other way to access the attic. This was a bit of a surprise and we are just curious as to what this is and what, if anything, we should do about it.