Bathroom Fan Installation, Bring To Studs? - Kitchen & Bath Remodeling - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Remodeling > Kitchen & Bath Remodeling

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 04-26-2015, 04:56 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 379
Rewards Points: 396
Default

bathroom fan installation, bring to studs?


I'm remodeling my master bathroom and I'm at the point where I need to put the bathroom fan in. I have the panasonic overhead whisper variety, and I did one in a guest bathroom where I had access to the overhead and I wasn't removing drywall.

On this one, I won't be able to be access to the joists to secure the unit without pulling down a lot of drywall. I'm willing to pull down the drywall and mount the unit direct to the joists and drywall back over on top of the fan with the hole cut for it to be used and I think the grill mount will handle the 1/2 of drywall, I just want to make sure it won't cause any problems.

Is this the correct way to do it?

Thanks!
MLMIB is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-01-2015, 04:46 PM   #2
Special User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Idaho, US
Posts: 917
Rewards Points: 1,230
Default


I would cut a square hole right next to a ceiling joist, just large enough to pass the body of the fan through but not the flange. After securing the electrical and ductwork to the fan, slide into the hole and secure one flange to the joist through the drywall, and then secure the other three flanges to the drywall with drywall anchors.
__________________
The above post is for entertainment purposes only. Its contents may, and probably will, lead to legal liability and damage or loss of property, life, or limb. Use at your own risk.
tylernt is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-02-2015, 08:19 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: North Carolina, USA
Posts: 4,728
Rewards Points: 5,698
Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by tylernt View Post
slide into the hole and secure one flange to the joist through the drywall, and then secure the other three flanges to the drywall with drywall anchors.
Hmmm, not crazy about that idea. The unit really should be secured to the joist from the side. The fan is going to have some vibration, you want it to be solid. I'd do it right, myself.
jeffnc is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jeffnc For This Useful Post:
gregzoll (06-24-2015)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-06-2015, 11:58 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 92
Rewards Points: 184
Default


The grill will handle the 1/2 of drywall, though technically flange needs to be sealed to the drywall ( caulking ) to meet title 24 requirements ( In CA at least as I have had inspectors request this ), for new construction rough in, though I have roughed them in from the bottom before ( remodel work and no attic access ), hitting at least one ceiling joists and for the other 2 sides ( you can't secure to the 4th side since that is where the vent will be ) I use 1x4 pine screwed into the opening edge ( I cut the opening 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" ), with the drywall screws ( fine threaded ) just inside of the area where the grill will cover. The good thing about Panasonics, is they are light, and they do not vibrate, so I do not worry about them coming loose.
Attached Thumbnails
bathroom fan installation, bring to studs?-old-fan-removed.jpg   bathroom fan installation, bring to studs?-hole-panasonic-fan.jpg   bathroom fan installation, bring to studs?-fan-base-secured.jpg   bathroom fan installation, bring to studs?-fan-installed.jpg   bathroom fan installation, bring to studs?-cover-installed.jpg  

intelpcguy is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to intelpcguy For This Useful Post:
gregzoll (06-24-2015), tylernt (06-07-2015)
Old 06-24-2015, 03:07 AM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 2
Default


Good and interesting topic which you discuss.Bath Fan installation is an easy project you can complete in one day Bath fans are essential for removing moisture, heat and odors from the bathroom.This project guide illustrates the basic steps required for the installation of a new bath ventilation system. When installing your new bath fan kit be sure to following the manufactures instructions.
1.Cut The Hole
2.Attach Fan And Block Off Insulation
3.Cut Hole In The Roof
4.Cut Away Shingles
5.Install The Roof Vent
6.Connect The Duct work
7.Wire The Fan
8.Wire The Switch



BRL, Inc Buildi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2015, 06:18 AM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 6
Default


Thank you for sharing this. I was also looking for the same.
fay34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2015, 09:07 AM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 4,987
Rewards Points: 2,458
Default


I haven't used panasonic, but broan with similar big box fans. What I did was drill new holes in the box so that the box will hang loosely on screws which I drove into the joists. I think I used long drywall screws with about 1/8" shank and min 1" into the joists. Loose box had the lowest noise and vibration noise. Panasonic touching the joist may be different, but other brands became noisy later.
carpdad is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bathroom exhaust installation question adgjqetuo HVAC 6 12-27-2014 07:50 AM
Adding GFCI to 1950s bathroom - need to bring whole circuit up to code? J.F. Parnell Electrical 46 10-13-2014 04:44 PM
New bathroom tub installation. ChrisJL Plumbing 5 07-30-2014 02:35 PM
Basement bathroom wiring mess. Little help. trailblazer1229 Electrical 15 02-16-2010 09:29 AM
Mapei Ultraflex 2 or 3 or something different? Bathroom Installation jwhiteuwc General DIY Discussions 1 02-27-2009 12:23 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts