Bathroom vent

Hey nerds. I have pic related and have been just sitting it in the window while I shower to push out moisture.
I would like to make it more of a permanent thing so I can just flip a switch when I shower.
Any suggestions on a through wall setup? My idea was to buy an appropriate sized pvc and run it through the wall. Having the outside be a drier exhaust vent with the flaps that shut when it's off. So no worries of birds or bugs. All plastic so no worry of rust or condensation.
Any better ideas though?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It would be far better to buy a purpose built bathroom extractor fan

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Can you elaborate as to why? The cost is far more. And I already own the fan.
      So is there a specific reason why I should buy a brand name thing?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        No bathroom extractor fans are very cheap. Reasons why - AC powered, move enough air to do the job they are designed to do, designed to last a long time with minimal maintenance.
        Something like this shouldn't be bodged. Unless you live in one of those american cardboard homes then just do what you want.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I'm seeing $30 to $50 at the cheapest for "through wall" units. And they have horrible reviews. Otherwise they jump to $100 or more.
          So my nice fan that I know moves a lot of air that I already own and maybe $20 for a pipe and shutters is somehow worse?
          You're a moron.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            The through-wall fans usually have bad reviews for noise not efficacy which would be far better than using a loose fan pointed out a window and usually have all of the mounting hardware included for wall installations instead of trying to find parts that work.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              So don't DIY? Even though it will turn out the same.
              Why are you here?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                you diy some things and leave others to the engineers

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                It won't turn out the same, it might function similarly but I can guarantee it will look like shit. DIY doesn't just mean glue trash together and hope for the best. Are you paying some crackhead to install it? No? Congrats you have a bonafide DIY project.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                There's a time for jerry rigging stuff and there's a time for doing things right. Installing a retail bathroom extractor will actually add value to your house. Not just the cost of the fan but the whole duct + outside flap setup. Something I'm sure you can undertake since you already have the drive to fit this non-purpose built fan. An actual extractor lies in the ceiling and vents outside so you don't have to open the window every time including during colder months. Flip the switch and it's on, no fuss. They even have humidity sensor that will trigger automatically and turn off after a certain delay.

                You would easily be looking at a $500 bill if you hired a professional.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          OPs is AC powered. The plug is in the photo. Stop being dumb

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Lurks PrepHole board eating for opportunities to convince people to buy from big box store instead.
          >Calls chalkboard "card board" because too moronic to understand man made materials over his freezing, moldy, wet pile of rocks "home"
          Thanks for your contribution, homo.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        why? because he's consoomer cattle. he thinks everything has to be purpos-built and marketed or else it won't work.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >a specific reason

    you'll never get laid leaving atrocities like that around.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm married tho....
      Will she leave me because of this fan?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        She'll leave you because of that pitiful cactus.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What you want to setup is a dual system as high as possible, 1 fan either blowing in or out. A single fan blowing out with no intake is going to be less effective and only create a vacuum with no new air except from inside the house.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      There is a register in the bathroom. It won't vacuum.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    simple as

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I've done this. It gets annoying after a while

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm glad you added the cactus.

      There is a register in the bathroom. It won't vacuum.

      It will pull it from the rest of the house, where that register is connected. But that's how most bathroom ceiling vent fans work.

      I'm seeing $30 to $50 at the cheapest for "through wall" units. And they have horrible reviews. Otherwise they jump to $100 or more.
      So my nice fan that I know moves a lot of air that I already own and maybe $20 for a pipe and shutters is somehow worse?
      You're a moron.

      an attitude of gratitude is an altitude of success. Also, shit rolls downhill.

      A ceiling vent kit will have a centripetal blower. That will by it's nature move air with some decent pressure, that a small square fan can't.

      What's wild to me, is why wasn't your house built with one? It's basic design stuff to prevent a humid/moldy bathroom.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >why wasn't your house built with one?
        Built in 1935. No one has thought to put one in, until me.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >why wasn't your house built with one? It's basic design stuff to prevent a humid/moldy bathroom.
        nta of course but my house was built with no exhaust fan in one of the 3 bathrooms, 1993. the shittiest part is the laundry room directly below it has a dedicated exhaust fan. the reason is having a window apparently meets/met code at the time. pulling the switch wiring and installing a switched fan (not a rental so no reason to cheap out on an always on) are not an issue but I'm really not looking forward to going into the crawl space and running the vent properly so I put it off.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you only open two windows, the two windows aren't right next to each other but are ideally across the room / apartment, and you point a fan out one window, this will pull air in from another window and circulate outside air through your entire home. Given that I have a lot of plants in my living room and that it gets dried inside most the year, I like to point a fan out the living room window and it will pull in fresh air through my bathroom window and spread the moist air in my living room -- this avoid having a fan in my bathroom that might not be able to handle moisture.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    That fan isn't designed to be wired in. You could definitely cut a hole in your wall though to the exit, buy some pvc blocks to frame it in, do a one way valve out so outside air doesn't get in etc. A lot of frustration for something that will look hacked if you ever sell. Also is if breaks, you'll then have to hope it's still made exactly as it is because that's what you constructed is made for. All in all a total hack job you hope doesn't leak and that won't work nearly as well as a standard vent fan. If you are going through the trouble of properly wiring it in run a standard vent fan from the ceiling. The fans range from 21 for a Broan on Amazon, paired with through wall exhaust kit for 26. 50 dollars to your door to not look like a total good. Spend a bit more and you can have an extra light or balls our and get one with light and Bluetooth speaker. Do it right and do it once.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >A lot of frustration for something that will look hacked if you ever sell.
      you're like those moronic people who choose a color based on "what if I wanna sell" when buying a new car. you like red or neon orange but you get npc grey because MUH RESALE VALUE. or you buy an offroad vehicle and never leave the roads because WHEN I GO OFFROAD THE RESALE VALUE DROPS
      have a nice day. that's your next diy project, consoomer cattle homosexual

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I've sold 4 homes in the last 5 years. I've made between 70 to 100k every time. I'd be a short sighted knuckle dragger to ignore resale value. Plus where I had lived that contraption would have failed at inspection time. Forcing me to do it right at that point.

        But no I'm cattle because I'm not encouraging some Jack off on the internet to cobble something together when a ready made product can be had for under 50 dollars and will work better and look better. It wont be a fire hazard beuase all of the wiring is meant to be behind walls. In all your brilliance I didn't see a detailed instruction on how to hodge podge it together. Enlighten the cattle please.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It would also be illegal and any inspector worth shit would tell you that it needs to come out. Now you have a big gaping hole on the side of your house.

      https://i.imgur.com/JSLi4p6.jpeg

      Hey nerds. I have pic related and have been just sitting it in the window while I shower to push out moisture.
      I would like to make it more of a permanent thing so I can just flip a switch when I shower.
      Any suggestions on a through wall setup? My idea was to buy an appropriate sized pvc and run it through the wall. Having the outside be a drier exhaust vent with the flaps that shut when it's off. So no worries of birds or bugs. All plastic so no worry of rust or condensation.
      Any better ideas though?

      Anon, do the right thing and get a bathroom extractor. The DIY part to install it the right way will be more fun than fricking around with this shitty fan. Then you can take your plug-in fan and use it elsewhere, like near your computer or in your shed when you would like to get the hot air out.

      I swear, I come to DIY mostly to sniff out those stupid threads and the morons that chime in "hurr durr diy not buy!!! consooooooom".

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I built one before for my tenants who shares a bathroom. Right one is with a laser wire tripping switch. Left one is fully automatic with motion sensor and humidity sensor. At some point I realize my tenants are lazy apes who cant be bothered to flip their finger through a laser wire. These are designed to be sandwiched between your typical bathroom window.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      where's the SHED?

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    houses nowadays are so sealed bathroom fans are useless. use your pc fan for meow, but consider a venmar you cheap frick.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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