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How do I access my attic through a locked panel door? What kind of key do I need?

I have a leak in my roof that's coming through my ceiling. I wanted to get up into my attic to track it down and get a bucket underneath it as much as I can, but I'm not sure what type of key I need ...
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DIY Attic ladder or hire someone? [closed]

This is what my attic access looks like. Is it feasible to install ladder access myself or should I hire someone?
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Advice needed for choosing drop-down attic ladders

We are going to install a drop-down attic ladder for easier access to storage. I don't know anyone with one of these however and none of the local home improvement stores have any on display, they are ...
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How can I seal a crawl space door near an HVAC vent?

I bought a house a month ago and I'm having issues with a crawl space door located right next to the upstairs air return. The door is not insulated on the other side and smells/heat from the attic ...
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How can I repair an attic ladder that doesn't operate smoothly?

I have an attic ladder that is warped somewhere and is really hard to fold and unfold. Eventually that warp caused too much pressure on one side of the ladder and the bolt holding the elbow of the arm ...
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Insulating a communications panel from attic heat

I have a security system/cable tv coax/phone/LAN distribution panel in a closet off an upstairs hallway whose back is open to my attic. I have never really worried about the heat that comes through ...
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How to fix attic door which doesn't shut completely

Check pictures here My attic door(with ladder) won't shut completely.check link. I found a couple of discussion forums where the suggestion was to adjust springs. But I don't know exactly how to do ...
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Install New Attic Access Ladder Perpendicular to Joists

I am trying to install a new access ladder to our attic, cutting a new hole etc. There's only one room in our 1038sq house (built in 1952) that will work, and after taking a closer look there is a ...
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Adding a second hatch to the attic

I have the following problem: my attic is mostly a crawlspace for the air-conditioning unit. And that crawlspace is full of obstacles, which makes my filter very hard to reach. My solution is to make ...
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How to safely make space for attic ladder installation

I want to install an attic ladder in the ceiling of our 1930s house. There is no ideal location in which the attic ladder would fit between the ceiling joists, so a joist or two will definitely need ...
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Attic door panel chain pulled off

If the attic door panel has a locking machanism and the pull chain has been pulled off, is there anyway to get the door open without damaging or replacing the door? The 3 dots on the left side are ...
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Attic Access Hole in Ceiling - Guidance [closed]

I need to have attic access in my bonus room. The space above the ceiling is very tight, but there is inadequate insulation and I need to add support for a projector. I will be crawling around up ...
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Insulation type to use on a hinged metal attic door

In this question, I asked about the best type of insulation to use on a hinged metal attic door, when one is also concerned about heat entering around the edges of the door when closed. The answer I ...
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What is the best type of insulation to use on a hinged metal attic door?

What is the best type of insulation to use on a hinged metal attic door (no integrated ladder)? Primarily concerned about heat entry through the door when closed. Also concerned about heat entry ...
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