Wall mounting a bathroom vent?


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Old 11-15-14, 08:35 AM
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Wall mounting a bathroom vent?

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I am going to install a basic NuTone Bathroom fan/vent on a wall inside a closet. The directions state that for new installations you should install from behind the wall so you can nail the fan to the stud.

I really don't want to have to cut an access hole outside the closet and patch it just to get this job done. Any other suggestions on how to mount it? Thanks.
 
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Old 11-18-14, 07:20 PM
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I don't understand you question. You can't mount a vent fan without cutting a hole in the wall. How else would it move air from one side of the wall to the other?
 
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Old 11-18-14, 09:47 PM
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I guess I didn't properly convey my question. So, on the side where the fan will be I'll obviously have to cut a hole for the fan, and where the vent goes will be another smaller 4" hole.

My problem is that Nutone recommends mounting the fan by nailing it into the closest stud or ceiling joist. Per the directions, the best way to do this is to access that stud/joist from behind - meaning I would have to cut a third hole in my wall to access the backside of the fan and nail it into the stud.

I really don't want to do that much wall cutting. What I'm wondering is if anyone has an idea on how I could mount this fan into the wall without having to nail it to the stud from behind.

Thoughts?
 
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Old 11-19-14, 06:24 AM
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on the side where the fan will be I'll obviously have to cut a hole for the fan,
And you should be able to mount from that side. Post a couple of pictures of the fan disassemble so we can better help. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/li...rt-images.html You should be able to cut the hole next to a stud then fasten it to that stud with screws.
 
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I'm actually traveling at the moment and don't have access to the fan to snap pics, but this is the one...

NuTone ValueTest 50 CFM Wall/Ceiling Mount Exhaust Bath Fan-696N at The Home Depot
 
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Old 11-19-14, 06:07 PM
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Where exactly are you venting it to? That fan is made to vent into the attic and then a duct carry the exhaust outside.

Something like this may be more what you need. Broan-NuTone 8010SA Utility Wall Fan 8" Pull Chain - Silver Anod. Aluminum at A2ZInventory.com
 
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I am venting through a closet wall to the outside. Ducting will carry the air out. That make sense?

Will check out your other option
 
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Old 11-20-14, 05:09 PM
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I am venting through a closet wall to the outside... That make sense?
That isn't the way the exhaust fan you posted vents. It vents through an attic.
 
 

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