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    • Dedekind
    • By Dedekind 16th Apr 19, 8:40 PM
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    Bathroom extractor fan location
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    Bathroom extractor fan location 16th Apr 19 at 8:40 PM
    About to install a new extractor fan for our first floor bathroom. We are deciding which type, either wall mounted or ceiling fan. The shower will directly be on the outside wall so a wall mounted fan seems the most intuitive.

    I've read it's much better to have an inline fan mounted on the loft. Currently the loft is, well, a loft, but we plan to do a loft conversion in a few months. Can such a fan still be mounted there or will it interfere with the conversion?

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    • Mr.Generous
    • By Mr.Generous 16th Apr 19, 9:51 PM
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    Wall mount, the only difficulty is hiding the wiring. A fan isolator should be fitted outside the room (above the door is normally the spot) get a fan that comes on with the light and runs on after it goes off, if damp or mould is an issue get a fan with a humidistat.
    • Dedekind
    • By Dedekind 16th Apr 19, 10:07 PM
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    Is it normal to have two switches, one for the lights and one for the fan? I haven't seen this much in the UK but I've seen in elsewhere. It's quite handy since no need for the fan to come on in the middle of the night for a 30 seconds visit to the loo..
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    • By Mr.Generous 19th Apr 19, 10:18 AM
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    • 19th Apr 19, 10:18 AM
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    • 19th Apr 19, 10:18 AM
    Easy enough to add a pull cord if you want a fan switch. Wall switch a lot more work.
    • andyhop
    • By andyhop 21st Apr 19, 8:19 PM
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    • 21st Apr 19, 8:19 PM
    Opposite the door , location is more important than flow
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