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How to Install an Extractor Fan

How to Install an Extractor FanInstalling an extractor fan in the bathroom is a must. These fans rid the bathroom of moisture in the air therefore reducing mould and mildew and also saving you the need of moving house if the problem becomes bigger. After all, both of those are leading reasons why people rely on moving companies to get them away from the old moist homes. This will also preserve the life of your paint or wallpaper. Please be sure you are familiar with electrical projects before attempting to do this yourself. If you’ve never done electrical work it may be best to consult an electrician at least for the rewiring parts of the project. Otherwise this is a relatively easy do it yourself project.

To begin with, you need all the tools that you will be needing for the job. Make sure you have everything and don’t make any substitutions, this is a serious job and you need to take it seriously, otherwise you will have to rely on the house movers as well. So, gather the following items; a screwdriver, combination pliers, power drill, jigsaw, a length of flexible duct pipe, a vent cap, screws, caulk, and wire nuts.

There are some additional things you might need, so let’s hope you have a handy store around to get them from. If running the duct pipe out through the roof, also gather; roofing cement, shingles, and roofing nails.

Always remember, safety first! Be sure to wear safety glasses and gloves. Measure and mark an the size of the fan on the ceiling to know how big of a hole will need to be cut and take proper measurements. Another reason for a relocation could be the ruined house after trying to be a DIY handyman. Next cut out the area you just marked. Next, position the fan and secure it to the joists. Next you want to find an ideal exit point for the vent pipe. Once this is done, you will attach the vent cap. Next, within the housing unit, you will need to wire all the connections. At this point you’re nearly finished. All that’s left to do in install the grille and plug in the blower motor. Now you’ve completed the project. Sit back and enjoy a job well done.

Installing an extractor fan in the bathroom is a relatively easy project. Be sure to always remember safety. Wear safety glasses and gloves before starting the project. If you aren’t familiar with rewiring and electrical, consult an electrician. Don’t make any simple mistakes, or the house relocation will not be that simple and you will have to pay much more for the removal services.