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Bodged extractor fan installation how to fix

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Mojo12345, 17 Feb 2021.

  1. Mojo12345

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    A251907C-AC28-477C-846F-77B3B4F83032.jpeg D03D5E1F-53FD-490E-9D07-3B2EAD71C693.jpeg BAB76C9A-82FC-4D82-A1AA-2B04325F1683.jpeg F7D6279B-3A25-4C2A-B457-AE48BF201FF2.jpeg 7252EEE0-D6AD-4D00-A81C-13F27F908D81.jpeg Hi everyone the previous owner of my house installed a bodged extractor fan how do I install a new one correctly, the current fan works but is not screwed into the tiles on the inside of bathroom and it seems to push air into a cavity in the bricks there is no tube, also the outside is an air Rick not the proper extractor fan flaps? Any help would be much appreciated thank you
     
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    How do I remove the airbrick just whack it out? Then do I need to brick the whole up and then re drill a circular hole ? I’m confused?
     
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    Not a builder sorry, but at a quess you could CAREFULLY whack it out :) put in a solid fan pipe which is roughly 100mm or so that the fan slips inside, brick up and make good round the pipe, taking care not to drop the muck down the wall cavity
     
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    The lazy way would be to get some solid 4 inch pipe and fit it tightly between the fan and the back of the air-brick.

    The problem in your case is that doesn't appear to be much brickwork there to support the pipe.
     
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    It's tempting to forget about the air-brick altogether, and use flexi-duct out of the soffit seen in the picture.

    Is fitting the fan to the ceiling an option?
     
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