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How to install a diy solar attic fan

Here is a DIY solar attic fan project for ~$60. Since I'm cheap I refused to pay the $300+ for a manufactured solution.

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Cut two 13" pieces of wood for mounts and painted them as close to the roof tile color as possible

Cut two 13" pieces of wood for mounts and painted them as close to the roof tile color as possible

Used heavy duty construction adhesive to secure mounts to tile roof

Used heavy duty construction adhesive to secure mounts to tile roof

Mounts in place. Let dry for at least 2+ hours

Mounts in place. Let dry for at least 2+ hours

Pulled  16 gauge wire through attic and pushed out vent

Pulled 16 gauge wire through attic and pushed out vent

Ran wire over to solar panel location

Ran wire over to solar panel location

Screwed solar panel to wood mounts on roof using adapters that came with solar panel. Using wire nuts attached wiring to panel. Positive (+) to positive, negative (\u2013) to negative

Screwed solar panel to wood mounts on roof using adapters that came with solar panel. Using wire nuts attached wiring to panel. Positive (+) to positive, negative (–) to negative

Drilled 4 holes in each corner of fan

Drilled 4 holes in each corner of fan

Attic vent location

Attic vent location

Used wood screws to mount fan using the corner holes previously drilled and attached wiring. Again, Positive (+) to positive, negative (\u2013) to negative.

Used wood screws to mount fan using the corner holes previously drilled and attached wiring. Again, Positive (+) to positive, negative (–) to negative.

  • 1.0 15watt, 12volt solar panel
  • 1.0 Camping Fan - 12v DC (camping section)
  • 50.0ft 16 gauge wire
  • Wood screws