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Old 05-29-2017, 03:12 PM   #1
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Install exhaust fan with no attic access


The bathroom is on the first floor. It has the ceiling light and I want to replace it with new exhaust fan. The wires are there so that no need for wiring.

No attic access, only about 1.5 ft high of the space between the ceiling and the bottom of second floor. The fan where it will be install is about 6 ft from the wall.

With no attic access, how to make a frame for the fan?

Or any idea how to install the fan?

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Have you figured out how to vent to the exterior?

Not sure what you mean by "frame"? The exhaust fans come with expandable brackets that are made to hang the fan between the framing.
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The wires are there so that no need for wiring.
Depends what you mean exhaust fan. If it is fan only or fan with light and you don't mind them working simultaneously, you are right.

But bathroom exhaust fans also offer night lights and heaters. You could need additional wiring and switches to switch all 4 options independently.
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if a 2' x 3' section of drywall were removed then the installation would be simple. The project would then turn to getting that drywall back and looking nice and that is very reasonable to do.

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Have you figured out how to vent to the exterior?

Not sure what you mean by "frame"? The exhaust fans come with expandable brackets that are made to hang the fan between the framing.
The exterior wall is about 5-6 ft away. I will run this http://www.homedepot.com/p/Broan-Wal...VK2A/100626154

I saw video install the fan, people nail the bracket to floor or to 2x4 . There is no joist so I can nail the bracket of the fan on.

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Depends what you mean exhaust fan. If it is fan only or fan with light and you don't mind them working simultaneously, you are right.

But bathroom exhaust fans also offer night lights and heaters. You could need additional wiring and switches to switch all 4 options independently.
The bathroom has lights on the top on mirrow and we are using those lights. The light on the ceiling we don't need so I wanted to install the fan. It has three wires system (hot, neutral, and ground). The fan is just a fan, no other features.

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if a 2' x 3' section of drywall were removed then the installation would be simple. The project would then turn to getting that drywall back and looking nice and that is very reasonable to do.

Bud
I don't want to remove dry wall space more than the fan because I can re-batch the dry wall but not the texture.


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