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How to remove this ancient exhaust fan?

It seems to be held in by those metal strips that I can’t budge.The wood that it’s up against is thin- only about 1/4 inch. And the metal part starts/stops at the visible wood and extends beyond sight into the ceiling. I removed the nails that were in the wood. enter image description here

Home Improvement Asked by Kim Stinnette on December 27, 2020

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This is merely a suggestion, but it's possible that each of the 4 clips that I see are attached by nail somewhere up above.

Try cutting each as I've indicated with red lines:

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Then see if you can slip the housing past what may be vertical hangars.

Answered by FreeMan on December 27, 2020

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