Exhaust fan for bathroom


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Old 07-21-19, 06:18 PM
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Exhaust fan for bathroom

I need to install a bathroom exhaust fan with a light. It will be installed in a basement with a dropped ceiling. Any recomendations as to where I can purchase this fan/light for the dropped ceiling area? Tried the big box stores with no success.
 
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Old 07-21-19, 06:33 PM
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Here is a step by step procedure for a drop down ceiling.

Right here on DIY forum: https://www.doityourself.com/stry/in...a-drop-ceiling

and here also

https://www.hunker.com/12358220/how-...ended-ceilings

Both procedures use the same wires to hang the ceiling tile structure
 
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Old 07-21-19, 08:13 PM
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will this procedure be secure enough to mount the fan/light device without some sort of movement and/or bibration?
 
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Old 07-21-19, 08:25 PM
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Big box stores carry the Panasonic line of fan/light combos. They are a few dollars more than the competition but are well worth it. When I install a fan combo in a drop ceiling..... I cut a piece of 1/2" plywood the same size as the tile to lay directly on top of the tile. The fan gets cut thru the tile and the plywood for a strong installation. You will have to add 1x2's or even 2x3's to run along side the fan to screw into. You do have to be slightly creative as most of the combos don't come "ready to install" in a drop ceiling tile.
 
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Old 07-22-19, 04:39 AM
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PJ, I had thought about building a wood frame before seeing those links I posted. I was ready to suggest attaching a frame to the ceiling framing. But I like your idea better.
 
 

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