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Wall extractor vent positioning

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by a1topdog, 25 Mar 2020.

  1. a1topdog

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    Are there any building regs for the positioning of the vent on for a 5" wall mounted extractor fan?

    The only location I have would mean positioning it between a door frame and an internal corner of an external wall. I know if this was a flue on a boiler it would not pass regs, but can't find anything for an extractor vent.
     
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    Put it where you like there are no regulations for a vent
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    Just bear in mind the manufacturer's guidance for location, to get the best performance - 1800 high from floor level and 300 in from corners is typical.

    But if your options are limited, anything is better than nothing.
     
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    Be sure you don't undermine any lintel bearings....or if you go at lintel height - avoid hitting the lintel (obviously).
     
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    That is one of my concerns as the small wall I would have to drill through is supporting one end ofa massive 4m wide steel holding up the back of the house.

    I could put it in the ceiling but the ducting would have to be 3+m long. I cant use an inline extractor as I'd have no way of accessing it and I can't find a ceiling extractor that would do the job with that long ducting run and not be an absolute eyesore.
     
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    Looks like an icon60 should work
     
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