Originally Posted by AGWhitehouse
Wow that's a small hatch...get a stereotypical repair man and he'll get stuck...
Is there a reason you don't want to re-frame the small area to get a hatch in there that will accomodate a human w/ toolbag?
Main reason at this time - I'm not sure how to do the reframing myself and maintain the integrity of the joists. Tracking down someone with the right skills might be a challenge right now but I haven't ruled it out.
The 14" between joists is not totally impossible - but the hatch I currently have is 14" in BOTH directions. That IS tight! Hence my question - the hatch model I'm looking for is 22.5" wide.