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Bathroom Vent FanComments (3)Mav, I know...there is that search box up by the top with a red button that is worthless for searching for posts. It is the same with galleries. The "galleries" heading up there takes you to some really useless place, but if you look at the Switch to Gallery link at the top and bottom of many of the forums, (when you are looking at the list of posts, not when one is open) you can go to a gallery of pics that users have posted. Took me a while to figure it out, too....See More
Bathroom Vent fan repair - what do you typically do?Comments (10)It's possible to get replacement bare motors sometimes. Broan are good about having replacement bases -fan/motor, that fit into the existing box. They have a plug/socket, so you don't have to do any wiring. That being said, I just replaced one, and it turned into quite a big job because the replacement base was more than a whole new unit. I put in a new one, which meant a bit of carpentry etc because the boxes were different sizes. I had to cut the nails/screws holding the old one in, and insert the new box from below, which required a bigger hole, and careful saw cuts in addition to allow for the nailing tabs. The fan cover covers the repairs from it, in the ceiling. The insulation around the duct had no vapour/air barrier so I used a mylar bubblewrap product and foil tape for it. Since the house was old enough to not have had an vapour bag around it, I built one with the mylar stuff and sprayfoamed it in. Lastly I decided the fan should have its own switch, so I could use one of those timer/humidity sensing ones. It turned out well and I'm glad I did it, it works better and is much quieter. But in most cases, just replace the fan motor and base....See More
Does this bathroom fan vent anywhere?Comments (3)You could start by checking your roof and all your outside walls for any unaccounted vent opening. That said, it used to be common for bathroom vents to just vent into the attic. That's a big no-no, as it's bound to lead to mold up there. Our master bath fan didn't even manage that much. Whoever installed it in the 60s, didn't bother to attach a duct to the fan at all. For decades, the fan just "vented" into the fiberglass insulation surrounding the fan housing. You should have seen the color of the insulation, arrgh......See More
venting bathroom exhaust fanComments (2)The main reason is laziness and cost. What they should have done is installed an insulated 4 inch flexible duct to a capped roof vent. It needs to be insulated so the warm air does not condense in the winter and drip into the fan. Your old fan probably got rusty because there was no roof cap and the duct was not insulated....See More
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