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    • marlasinger
    • By marlasinger 11th May 18, 9:09 PM
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    Bathroom extractor fan
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    • 11th May 18, 9:09 PM
    Bathroom extractor fan 11th May 18 at 9:09 PM
    Hi all,

    We have recently moved house and the bathroom extractor fan wasn't working.

    We have had an electrician around to replace it, but when he has taken the old fan off he has come unstuck. The pipe is in an awkward position (see pic) where 3/4 of it is above where the soil pipe is. Apparently the fan that was in place before was a 6" fan that just covered that empty hole.





    Is there an 'easy' solution to this, preferably without having to make another hole in the wall/ceiling? Can he use any flexible ducting or a bendy section, but that means that fan will sit lower off the ceiling and would need to be boxed in. He has gone off to think about it, but in the meantime was wondering if anyone here had any ideas?

    Many thanks.
    marlasinger

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    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 11th May 18, 10:27 PM
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    • 11th May 18, 10:27 PM
    Make and model of the old fan, as there may well be an updated version of it that will still fit.

    With a duct it'll probably be a centrifugal fan and with an offset spigot my first guess would be Aidelle/Loovent
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    • Jonesya
    • By Jonesya 12th May 18, 7:58 AM
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    • 12th May 18, 7:58 AM
    If you can't get a drop-in replacement, I'd try cutting back the duct work using a dremmel, see if you can get a small circular cutter and run it around the inside the of pipework to cut it back without needing to open up the ceiling.

    Then attach some flexible duct between the pipe and the new fan - there should be plenty of fans which will fit that space and have a rear duct connection - i.e loovent:

    https://www.airflow.com/AIR1/AIR1-SHOP2/PDF/OperatingInstructions/Loovent%20eco/LOOVENT%20eco%20230V%20fan%20installation%20guide% 2013032017.pdf
    • marlasinger
    • By marlasinger 12th May 18, 1:07 PM
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    • 12th May 18, 1:07 PM
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    • 12th May 18, 1:07 PM
    Thanks for the replies. He has taken the old fan with his so I will see if he can look up if there is a newer model.

    Sounds like there are solutions without having to hack away at a section of ceiling/wall.
    marlasinger

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