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Exhaust fan for bathroom

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by menty, 17th Sep, 2015.

  1. menty

    menty Well-Known Member

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    I have a bathroom that developed mould on the ceiling. What is the strongest exhaust fan I can get for the bathroom. The cheap $100 fan that I installed when the bathroom was done has packed it.
     
  2. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Is it an ip? Check the specs on the boxes but you should get it hooked up with the light so it comes on when the light comes on that way it's going to be used
     
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  3. WestOz

    WestOz Well-Known Member

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    Most hate the noise of the fan, cold breeze it creates, curtain drawing against their leg etc (if not glass), so they don't turn it on even if wired to the light switch.

    If you have a roof (it maybe an apartment etc) throw a whirlybird on it over the bathroom, you'll see the draw will make the fan spin without power on.
    Another more direct option is one of these - http://www.bunnings.com.au/csr-edmonds-ventilation-250mm-dune-vent-a-room-ceiling-vent_p0810785

    However I've seen some tenants stick something over the vent so it doesn't draw, make them cold.

    Use a paint with a mold inhibitor.
     
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