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  1. Ok for a bathroom exhaust duct to go down and then back up?

    HVAC
    I am putting in a very small 1/2 bath in my finished basement. I am trying to figure out the best way to vent and exhaust fan to the outside. Unfortunately, the wall that butts up to the foundation does not have a window and it sits on the opposite side of my patio steps. Of course the joist run...
  2. Who can replace an exhaust vent hood?

    HVAC
    Dear experts, Recently we purchased a new old house. Soon I noticed that one of the shower exhaust fans is not venting. The opening under the hood stays closed, even though the fan rotates. The hood itself is broken (I can see it from the ground). I wish I could get there and check if the...
  3. Bath exhaust fan/light combo and vanity light help

    Electrical
    I currently have two toggle switches in a small 1/2 bathroom. switch 1-operates the sink vanity light switch 2-operates the bathroom exhaust fan. I would like to change out the bathroom exhaust fan for an exhaust fan/light combo. Is it possible for me to have: switch 1-operate both the vanity...
  4. Adding a switch for a bathroom exhaust fan

    Electrical
    Hello, I have a single switch for the light in the bathroom. I would like to install an exhaust bathroom fan and include a separate switch for it. The diagram for the current electrical wiring is attached. I do have a couple of questions about the current/proposed wiring: 1- I can see that...
  5. Replacing bathroom ceiling light with exhaust fan + light combo

    Electrical
    No attic, house built in the 50's. One of the bathroom has a ceiling light and am looking to replace that with an exhaust fan. The fan dimensions are around 8" square (ish). The existing electrical box is stuck to a joist (?? vertical stud) and has 3 wires into it. About 6" to the side of the...
  6. Exhaust fan ventilation to the outside

    Roofing/Siding
    Hello, I have to connect the ventilation of the exhaust fans of my 3 upstairs bathrooms to the outside and I am getting conflicting advise from 3 different contractors. The issue is that I have no siding in the attic, so the options are either connect the exhaust fans to the soffit or to connect...
  7. Duct cleaned but now laundry exhaust fan makes loud noise

    Appliances
    Has this happened to you? I live in a condo and a crew came in and cleaned the duct, but now I turn on the laundry machine or dryer and the exhaust fan makes a loud noise. And I mean really loud noise...let's put it this way: I can't do laundry at night. Does anyone know what causes this...
  8. Bathroom vent fan install cost?

    General DIY Discussions
    I am thinking of installing an exhaust fan in my bathroom venting through the asphalt shingle roof directly above it. I have attached a picture of the location of the roof above the bathroom (left window) showing the pitch of the roof above the fan. The fan would be installed using the...
  9. Old exhaust fan has plug and outlet in fan housing.

    Electrical
    I'm going to replace the tiny exhaust fan in my bathroom with a larger unit that flows more air. When removing the cover of the old fan, there is a plug and a small outlet which appears to be part of the housing. See pic: When I look at it from the backside (up in the attic), all I see are...
  10. Kitchen Exhaust Fan - Stud in the way

    Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hi! We had a under the cabinet microwave above the stove with a vent. We want to replace the microwave with an exhaust fan. The vent was behind the microwave and is on a exterior wall. We thought this would be a easy swap and removed the microwave. Then realized that there is a stud in the...
  11. Installing an exhaust ceiling fan in bathroom where none has ever existed

    Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Should I DIY newbie avoid installing an exhaust fan in a ceiling bathroom where no such fan has existed before? I think this is outside my realm. The ceiling is getting moist. Would running a dehumidifier be an option? How much does it cost to put an exhaust fan in ceiling bathroom and...
  12. Kitchen exhaust fan (built into microwave) pulling air from wrong place

    Appliances
    I moved into a 10 year old townhome with a built-in microwave that has the range exhaust fan built into it. The fan is supposed to vent out the back, through the wall. There are two grease filters on the underside of the microwave. There’s a ton of grease buildup in the cavity above the grease...
  13. Bathroom Exhaust Fans

    Building & Construction
    I wasn't sure what category to post this in, but I'm guessing you construction gurus are smart on this subject. I have a 2.5 bathroom house. The half bath is in in the center of the ground floor with no exterior walls and has an exhaust fan. I'm planning a trip to the attic later to see if and...
  14. Second Floor Return Options

    HVAC
    I have a 1700 sq. ft. two story house built in 1988 in the Atlanta area with central A/C. The only return is on the first floor at the bottom of the stairs. The Master bedroom is over the garage and has a vaulted ceiling. Heat gets trapped in the room during the summer as well as in the upstairs...
  15. Winterize the Exhaust fan

    General DIY Discussions
    A large 28" exhaust fan on the roof that is mushroom shaped allows snow accumulation during storms to blow in. Does anyone have a simple solution? One year I covered it with a leaf bag and duct tape. Not the best solution. I googled a magnetic cover which would be cool but only covers for small...
  16. How to mount exhaust fan with engineered joists?

    General DIY Discussions
    Hi Folks, I'm adding an exhaust fan to a bathroom which I've added while finishing my basement. It is an inline Panasonic 4" fan. The included mounting hardware expects a 2x for a joist. However, I have engineered or "I-beam" joists. I've got some ideas for framing something to mount to...
  17. best exhaust fans for flat roofs

    HVAC
    hi folks, I'm going to have some demo work done in my bathroom within the next month or so to remove any damaged drywall (mold, mildew, cracking, etc.) that stemmed from not having an exhaust fan. my house has both a peaked roof and a flat roof - the roof above the bathroom being flat, with...
  18. Exhaust fan duct location

    HVAC
    Hi All - I recently purchased my first home. I have a 1/2 master bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet in it. However, it does not include an exhaust fan (though it does have a window). As I live in Madison, WI, leaving this window open is not a very attractive option, so I'd like to...
  19. How much cfm/fans to ventilate Painting Room?

    Painting
    Hey There, I'm spray painting with cans of paint in a 12' by 20' one car garage with a 7.5' high ceiling. The fumes are quite toxic and need to be removed! I've read that you take your all 3 measurements and multiple them together to get your cfm for the room. Then buy a fan according to the...
  20. Swap existing bathroom exhaust for newer, quieter fan

    Building & Construction
    I have an existing exhaust fan in the bathroom that has become noisy with wear and tear. The opening measures approximately 12.4 inches by 12.4 inches. (see pic) I would like to swap it out for a newer fan that is quieter. (http://www.homedepot.ca/product/quiet-exhaust-fan-90-cfm/946043), but...
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