Location for bathroom extractor fan

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Location for bathroom extractor fan

Post by davej » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:42 am

I have a small bathroom in the back addition of a terraced house and am wondering where's the best location for an extractor fan. On the left wall at the end of the bath, or on the end wall & higher up. Or does it matter?
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Re: Location for bathroom extractor fan

Post by ayjay » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:11 am

The act of the extractor in withdrawing air from your bathroom requires that that air is replaced from somewhere.

Put it next to an open window and you'll create a perfectly useless current of air circling between the two - I'd opt for a position which is well away from where the air will be drawn in and try and make any source of steam be on that route.
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Re: Location for bathroom extractor fan

Post by davej » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:29 am

I agree, I've lived in the house for 25 years and never had a problem with mould etc as I've always cracked the window open. I'm now looking at renting it out so it comes down to whether the tenant bothers to open the window or not. Maybe your example of 'a useless current of air circling between the two' would be better than no ventilation at all if the door & window are both closed?
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Re: Location for bathroom extractor fan

Post by wine~o » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:26 pm

If it were me I'd install an inline fan in the loft. Screw down a board with a tap washer at each screw point.. then fit the inline fan to the board again using tap washers. This will minimise vibration and therefore noise. (noise is the main reason tenants won't switch on fans)

Vented via the soffit with the inlet in the ceiling.

This sorta thing https://www.screwfix.com/p/manrose-in-l ... 00mm/41379

Then the vent can be fixed directly over or adjacent to the shower.
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Re: Location for bathroom extractor fan

Post by Cantseeitfrommyhouse » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:00 pm

wine~o wrote:If it were me I'd install an inline fan in the loft. Screw down a board with a tap washer at each screw point.. then fit the inline fan to the board again using tap washers. This will minimise vibration and therefore noise. (noise is the main reason tenants won't switch on fans)

Vented via the soffit with the inlet in the ceiling.

This sorta thing https://www.screwfix.com/p/manrose-in-l ... 00mm/41379

Then the vent can be fixed directly over or adjacent to the shower.

Hide the Isolator as well. And write it into their tenancy agreement that if the little twunts turn it off they can be shot in the face. :angryfire: ::b :wink:
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Re: Location for bathroom extractor fan

Post by davej » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:05 pm

Thanks, for some reason the Screwfix site won't display properly for me, regardless of which browser I use. Strange, not had that before.
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Re: Location for bathroom extractor fan

Post by DIY_Johnny » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:52 pm

Cantseeitfrommyhouse wrote:
Hide the Isolator as well. And write it into their tenancy agreement that if the little twunts turn it off they can be shot in the face. :angryfire: ::b :wink:
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No tenant if mine every opens a window, especially in the bathroom. I would get a good extractor fan surf a trickle feature, over run and humidistat.
Will save you money in the future.
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Re: Location for bathroom extractor fan

Post by wine~o » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:19 pm

davej wrote:Thanks, for some reason the Screwfix site won't display properly for me, regardless of which browser I use. Strange, not had that before.
Mental ... go to the website and put 41379 in the search box.
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