Kitchen Extractor Fan Location - Structural Question

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Hi,

I'm about to have an extractor fan installed in my kitchen. I need to put it through the back wall, as the neighbour doesn't want it extracting into his garden.

Here is a picture of my back wall


I have highlighted in red where I plan to put the extractor fan.

My question is whether this is a reasonable place to put the fan? My main worry is that it would be to too close to the window, and this would cause structural issues.

Is this a concern? What is the minimum distance from the window that the fan can be installed?
 
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215mm (or approx. 1 brick-length if it's brickwork below that render) would be OK.
 
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the neighbour doesn't want it extracting into his garden.
Sounds reasonable.


Here is a picture of my back wall
While you're out there sorting out the hole for the fan, you really ought to do something about these areas:

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Thanks for the replies.

The fan has a 6 inch duct, so it is well below 215mm.

Here is a photo of a window reveal in the kitchen after we had the old wooden frame removed.


I think it is concrete, not brick. Does that make a difference on the size of the hole I can make into the wall?

While you're out there sorting out the hole for the fan, you really ought to do something about these areas:

That's a good point. I've been meaning to do that for ages. What would you suggest? Would filling it in with mortar be sufficient?
 
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Sorry, my camera rotates the images for some reason. It's the side of the window, not the top.

Here is the photo again, but the correctly orientated now.

 
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I didn't click on it - just looked at this, and obviously not closely enough :oops:

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To be fair, it was my initial laziness that caused the confusion. I really don't know why camera does that!

Anyway, thanks for the advice. It seems that it should a reasonable place to locate the extractor fan, which is good.

I will also sort out the other holes at the back.
 

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