Add a 2nd In-Line Fan in Attic for Bathroom Venting

Reply

  #1  
Old 08-14-13, 12:49 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 2
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Question Add a 2nd In-Line Fan in Attic for Bathroom Venting

I recently had a bathroom ceiling light replaced with a light-fan. An electrician did the installation and the roofer added a roof vent and the new fan is vented
out the roof. The light and fan are on separate switches. The issue: we
selected the 70 CFM light and fan because it has a plastic (rust-proof) frame
and looks good, however at 3.5 SOMS the fan is quite noisy.

I am looking for opinions on adding an in-line fan in the attic, plus two
dimmer switches in the attic that can be used to 1) slow down the unit's own
fan to make it quieter, and 2) adjust the in-line fan speed for an acceptable
noise level, while making sure that shower steam is being vented from the room. Both fans would be on the same circuit.

Or would this be the preferred solution: add and in-fan and disconnect the
unit's fan.

Thanks for your advice.
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 08-14-13, 06:01 AM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 23,757
Received 282 Votes on 258 Posts
Removing the fan from the unit (the blades will still turn if you simply snip the wires) and installing a remote fan should be all you need to do. It's always a good idea to have the fan on a timed switch so that it runs a sufficient amount of time after a shower.
 
  #3  
Old 08-15-13, 01:07 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 2
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
OKAY, then that will be the plan: remove the unit fan as it will have no purpose, and install
the in-line fan in a vent pipe between the unit and the roof vent so that the sounds will be
more like moving air and less like a fan in the room. Thanks again.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: