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Peterrabit 05-24-2013 01:15 PM

first floor bath vent fan
My house is located on Long Island NY, built 1950. I am replacing the vent ceiling vent fan in our first floor Bathroom.Existing joist is 1-1/2"x 7" exact. Seems to be typical for this era. Unit from NuTone designed for 2"x8" nominal joist. Sheetrock is 3/8".
Have not purchased anything yet but thought this model, QTN 80E would work well.

I guess there would be some of the fan housing exposed. Not sure if cover will fit flush.

Any advise is appreciated.

joecaption 05-24-2013 01:24 PM

3/8 on a ceiling:eek:
If you set the bottom of the box even with the sheetrock it will still work.

Peterrabit 05-25-2013 09:24 AM

Thanks joecaption.
I have edited my post to include details. Yes 3/8" is all through this house. I'm thinking it would be wise to go over it with 3/8 or 1/2". I think that would give a proper fit to the fan.

Gary in WA 05-25-2013 01:51 PM

Agreed, cannot texture water based with 3/8", see footnote "d";

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