Bathroom Extractor Fan

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  1. BigBrand's Avatar

    BigBrand said:

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    Hello all,

    Looking for some help please.

    I am wanting to know best options for connecting a bathroom extractor fan.

    The fan is fitted to the wall, via the existing duct that was there. However, the socket that feeds the fan is a permanent live feed. The fan I have doesn't have an off/on switch and required a switch to installed.

    As I see if my options are:

    1. Install a switch next to the fused socket to feed the fan, requiring manually flicking on every time you shower.
    2. Install a pull cord switch next to the fused socket for easier access than option 1, but same issue. (switch would be almost 6 feel high)
    3. Channel out above the fan and get into the loft and install into the light fitting for a switch live operation (my preferred method of fan, but more work.
    4. Look for another fan that is activated by motion/light/humidity or has a switch on the side of it (not ideal)


    Anyone have experience here and can offer me a solution I've not thought of, or confirm I should just do a proper job with option 3?
     
  2. ilscuro's Avatar

    ilscuro said:

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    In my house i chose your number 3 option when i had my electrics done, it may be more work for you, but imo it is the way to go.
     
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    Zippeyrude said:

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    option 3 is the only one id go for
     
  4. BigBrand's Avatar

    BigBrand said:

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    Ugh, I knew you were going to say that. I guess it has to be done then!

    Now the debate comes to decide if I want to do an isolation switch outside the bathroom door like modern fittings, or keep inside.
     
  5. Nathz29's Avatar

    Nathz29 said:

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    You could just fit a fan with a humistat

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    Scal said:

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    Check this one out - I'm planning on replacing the rubbish one I have with one of these:

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  7. BigBrand's Avatar

    BigBrand said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathz29 View Post
    You could just fit a fan with a humistat

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    I've read some negative things about them, like water drops getting onto the sensor and the fan just running for ever.

    I'm toying between a manual switch with a better fan or wired into my lighting, but a silent fan (for people using the bathroom at night etc)
    Last edited by BigBrand; 10th April 2018 at 09:41 AM.
     
  8. Nathz29's Avatar

    Nathz29 said:

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    Your best option is a switch and permanent live but if you don't have a switched live the humistat is the option that's not a manual switch.

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  9. BigBrand's Avatar

    BigBrand said:

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    Thanks all, I did go with a Humistat, I had originally wired in some 1.5mm 3C/E as I thought I needed the switch live. Now I've just terminated it, and using two cores, and the humistat seems to work well. Although, I wish I had a bigger fan, as this doesn't clear too well during the shower, but does do a good job after, stopping the moisture from sticking to the walls etc.
     
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    evilsatan said:

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    The isolation switch is good as my fans can run for ages which is a pain so I just switch them off to stop them.