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Old 05-02-2012, 10:43 PM   #16
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No unfortunately not. I am struggling to get a 3" in the wall. The house is 50 years old with lots of cross peices in the wall. With the cross peices & plumbing in the wall I am having a tough time. I am close now. Do you think then that I should not reduce and just use 3" all the way.
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Keeping it all 3" will be better in the long run.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:22 AM   #18
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I'm no electrician, but I think you have to wire a fan to a switch, even if it has a humidity sensor.

I'd welcome input from the electricians here.

You didn't quite understood the problem thus do not see the solution. The power cable can be ran on the outside wall of the house and pulled inside through the opening for vent. This vents are not hungry for power so you can power it from any closest spot. It's necessary to use the cable rated for outdoor usage and run it in a sleeve. You can paint the sleeve to match the color of your walls.

In this case you don't have to mess with bathroom exterior.
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No unfortunately not. I am struggling to get a 3" in the wall. The house is 50 years old with lots of cross peices in the wall. With the cross peices & plumbing in the wall I am having a tough time. I am close now. Do you think then that I should not reduce and just use 3" all the way.
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BTW, once I have faced an alike problem of insufficient space for the ventilation pipe. The performance of the kitchen fan was too high for the pipe I was able to run.

I have decided to not use a circular cross-section pipe and replace it with two runs of squared cross-section pipe. The good thing is that the squared pipe had all the fittings and corners I needed (similar to those on the attached images). The downside was that I had to spend 4 hours making a plywood converter from 4" round shape hole to two 2"x4" pipes.

This solution was more expensive, but totally hidden above the false ceiling and I did not sacrificed the performance of the vent.
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How did you run these plastic pipes? Beside each other making it 2 X 8? If they were the other way being 4 x 4 it wouldn't fit. I commend you on your solution but if I have to do that much work I will do without. After all the house has been 50 plus years without. I am thinking that I have all ready spent too much time on this. My bathroom does have a window maybe I will need to start using it.
Thanks for sharing your solution. I will keep it in mind.

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How did you run these plastic pipes?
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Beside each other making it 2 X 8? If they were the other way being 4 x 4 it wouldn't fit.
Straps nailed to the ceiling. (see sample)


It doesn't matter how they are placed, you just give the air enough space to flow. So it matters how you build your convertor. But this thing was pretty easy to make. I've sketched that for you roughly.
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