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How to fit a bathroom extractor fan

Extraction fans pull moist air out of the bathroom and this keeps the room dry, preventing mould from building up. You will be able to find an extractor fan installed in the ceiling or in the wall of a bathroom. If your bathroom has a ceiling light and an attic, you will be able to install the fan yourself. You can use the wires that power the light in the bathroom and connect the fan to the existing wires. Then, you have to control it with the light switch. Find out how to fit a bathroom extractor fan in this article.

How to install room fans

The first thing that you can do is to turn off the power leading to the bathroom light switch. This switch can be found at the electrical panel in your home. Use a step ladder and remove the light fixture from the ceiling. Then, untwist the connectors on the joined wires and pull them apart. Get into the ceiling Make your way through the ceiling until you reach the bathroom. You will find an electric box on the ceiling floor nearby. What you need to do next is to free the wires from the box and set them aside. Basically, you have to remove the wires from the light fixture. Next, pick up the extractor fan and put the back side of it on the ceiling and trace the shape of the ventilation fan. Once this is out of the way, cut the hole where you made your mark, using a jigsaw.

Up and down

You have to feed the wires that you will be connecting to the extractor fan through the hole that you cut. Then, go back downstairs and connect the wires to the shower fan as shown in your product’s instructions. It is very basic. Return upstairs and secure all boxes with the brackets provided to the ceiling floor. Some extractor fans come with hoses to direct moist air out, while others just allow it to dry up in the ceiling. Put everything back together Connect all wires to the electrical box that you disconnected earlier. Tighten all clamps that hold the wires in place. When you are done, go down to the bathroom to mount the fan to the hole that you cut for the fitting. It should be a snug fit. Depending on the model, it will either be screwed on or hooked on. Turn on the power.

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