Batty or feasible idea for bathroom extraction?

5 Nov 2010
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United Kingdom

Apologies if this thread is best served in another forum despite being loft related.

I'm trying to get some form of electrical extraction installed in my bathroom (see other threads if interested) and to cut a long story short I think an inline extractor in the loft is best being more powerful and quieter.

The two options that have been presented to me for the external venting is a roof tile vent or wall vent. I am still looking into these (been on the roof) although the costs are starting to mount up.

I am wondering if I can simply use a 100mm 90 degree elbow to connect the inline extractor in the loft to the existing wall vent in the bathroom?

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Most people I'm sure would see this as ugly but If I get a shiny galvanised one or similar, it might look cool. Regardless, it would save me the hassle of drilling another hole or around £40 and 2 pints of adrenaline putting in the tile vent.

Is their a minimum distance requirement between the inlet and outlet of the extractor because the distance will be short?
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