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pattyjos 08-21-2012 12:12 PM

Bathroom Vent Fan Installation - Gave up on DIY but do I hire electrician or HVAC tec

My husband and I need bathroom fans installed in 2 bathrooms as there are no existing fans and now the paint is peeling (there are windows, but it's not doing the trick). Anyway, we were thinking of DIY, but we have a baby and just can't handle it right now but I'm not sure who to hire for the job? Would it be an electrician as there would be wiring involved, or would it be an HVAC person? Any input would be much appreciated. ALso, our house is stucco - is it okay to go through the wall to vent, or does it need to go through the roof? We live in a 3 story house and the bathrooms are both on the 2nd floor.

one last thing -any idea of ballparks on how much this will cost?

(Am posting the same question in the electrical section...)

Many thanks!!

Acomfort 08-21-2012 12:29 PM

I would say that either trade could take care of it. I know that in HVAC we do lots of these, but because of the electrical component an electrician would also be a safe bet. As far as through the wall or through the roof, thats up to the tech as we're not there to see the job.

hvac122 08-21-2012 03:27 PM

Around here you would need a HVAC person to permit the fan and venting and a electrician to permit and install the electrical. If you call either they should have someone in the other trade they work with.

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