Old Attic Fan... what would you do?
Moved into old house. Found an old attic fan installed "Leslie Locke Model PT6". The blades were all bent and tangled with the screen in the fans hood. I got the blades to run free though (albiet bent I am sure).
Then noticed there is no on/off switch. There is a thermostat. The motor does turn on and it is LOUD. I wont be using this fan and cant afford to have a new one re-roofed into the house. I think I would have trouble finding replacement blades and motor too.
What would you do?
Wire in a standard switch before the fan or just ditch it all together, disconnect it and leave it in place? Or replace the motor, thermostat and blades with something new and leave the hood in place if that is a possibility?
I already had to screw in hardware cloth along the bottom of the fan as the old inside the hood was all damaged (found some animal hair on it too).
I set the thermostat to turn on at 130 degrees (prefer it to be off), I cant find a manual on/off switch on the thermostat. Im not looking forward to hearing it rev up when my attic gets to 130.