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Old 06-08-2010, 02:57 PM   #1
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Very soon I will be tiling my upstairs bathroom which is right above my downstairs bathroom. My bathroom fan for the lower bathroom is just below the floor of the upper bathroom.... follow? Anyway, when standing in the upstairs with the lower bathrooms fan on, one is able to feel the vibrations from the lower fan quite strongly. I am planning on using Ditra but Im not sure if that is going to be enough. Is this something I need to worry about or will a few layers of thinset and some ditra going to dissapate the vibrations? THanks!

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That's kinda funny! Sorry!

You won't have anything to worry about using DITRA.

Here's a suggestion. If you find DITRA affordable then maybe you should replace the fan also. Just a few bucks more........

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Im glad youre amused Bud! Thanks for the advice. Im looking into replacing the fan. I think it might just need a good cleaning to be honest. Thanks again!

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Wasn't trying to offend. I suppose I just got tickled at someone suggesting such a thing. In all honesty it could be a valid concern but I don't think I have ever seen anyone pickup on that type of potential shortcoming before. I think the tile will be fine but I wouldn't take any wine glasses in the bathroom.
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I've seen some wobbly fans.....
And some floor joists (2x6) not meant to really hold the weight
I'd be more worried about flexing, not vibration
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Wasn't trying to offend. I suppose I just got tickled at someone suggesting such a thing. In all honesty it could be a valid concern but I don't think I have ever seen anyone pickup on that type of potential shortcoming before. I think the tile will be fine but I wouldn't take any wine glasses in the bathroom.
HAHA I wasnt offended. I really rather think its funny too! I just didnt want to waste all my time and money with a nice tile to have to ruined by a cheap fan. Thanks for all your help!

Dave, this is a bathroom vent fan, not a ceiling fan. I think it only weighs about 8 pounds. It is supported quite well though.
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Ah, bathroom fan....but that could be a ceiling fan
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Hey!
If it's in a ceiling...
It's a ceiling fan!

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