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Bathroom Extractor Fan

Post by Foxo » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:55 am

Hi,

My bathroom currently has the light and extractor fan linked to one another, so to turn the extractor back on I have to turn the light on and off. It's already on its maximum time setting.

So a couple of questions:

Firstly, can they be disconnected from each other, and the fan changed to a pull cord/switch? Reason I ask this is because the main window in the bathroom does not open, but there is a skylight that does (does this count as an opening window?). Or would it contravene building regulations?

Secondly, could they be left connected to one another so every time the light turns on, the fan comes on, but if a fan with a humidistat was installed, it could also come on by itself without me having to intervene and turn the light on?
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Re: Bathroom Extractor Fan

Post by OnlyMe » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:05 pm

I see no reason why they should not be separated from each other as I would consider the skylight an opening window.

You are obviously smart enough to know when to turn the fan on and off - so go for it.

Just one helpful tip for you - use a pull cord with a neon indicator - that way you will know if the fan is turned on or if it's on it's timed overrun.

I would not recommend a humidistat fan.
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Re: Bathroom Extractor Fan

Post by jg » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:35 pm

Why wouldn't you recommend the humidistat fan.
I'm only asking because I've just replaced the (dead) timer fan in my bathroom with a timer/humidistat one.
I am not a pro.
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Re: Bathroom Extractor Fan

Post by OnlyMe » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:15 pm

I find that they are a bit random in their controls.
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Re: Bathroom Extractor Fan

Post by Foxo » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:50 am

Thanks OnlyMe, that was my belief on the window but just wanted to check, and is that the case with all humidistat fans?
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Re: Bathroom Extractor Fan

Post by OnlyMe » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:41 pm

I cannot recommend one that will work well

Each to their own on how they deal with bathroom humidity and smells. I have a separate pull cord for a timed fan in my bathroom.
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