Replacement of old bathroom exhaust fan.

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Bought a old condo, bathroom fan is about to die.
It's a 110v I believe and a 4 and 1/2 inch hole fir the fan blade. Any recommendations on a replacement product?
Yes I know it's filthy in there.

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    first thing's first, stick your dick in it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Way ahead of you.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    remove the motor, clean and oil it.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The whole thing is a unit mounted to a joist (hopefully) in the ceiling. Do you have an attic? Go up there and move insulation to find it. A screw or 2 and you should be able to remove it. You might have to disconnect the vent pipe. Then take that to the store and say "I need one of these". Bring it home and plug it in.
    If it's hardwired in, turn off the circuit and undo the wire nuts. Put the wire nuts on the bare wires while you find a replacement, so you can get the power back on if it takes a minute.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >an older condo
      >Do you have an attic?
      No it's a studio in a disadvantaged area. He's going to have to cut-in a new fan.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I actually just put a new vent fan in one of my bathrooms that didn't have one and will be replacing an old one in the master bathroom. If you're going to go through the trouble of dicking around with that might as well put a new one in. I was able to find one with a fan, light and even a heater function on it. Chances are you won't be able to find a direct replacement for that model so something to consider. I did have to run new romex and new switches but it wasn't too bad.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    look for an old work bath fan that suits your needs (just fan, fan/light, nightlight, heater,(most heater fans require a dedicated 20 amp circuit and they suck anyway, the real electric bathroom heater pill is the in wall heaters mounted low)). they are one fixture i recommend spending a little bit of dosh on because the cheaper ones are louder and dont work as well or last as long. I personally installed a panasonic whisperquiet in my bathroom and i like it, and have installed them in many customers houses as well. they make them in a shallow configuration as well which is convenient if you arent sure how much depth you have above the ceiling. im not a panasonic shill either, ive installed other nice fans in customers houses, but the panasonics are sold at the supply house i go to, and i know theyre good.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >trips
    it could be better than getting a new one if it is cleaned good and lubricated

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pay the extra for a quiet (low sones) fan. Then you can just leave it running 24/7 and forget about it. Mine is a Panasonic and it's been running 365 for about a decade, still werks.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >it's been running 365
      I'd recommend putting that on a motion sensor switch so that it only turns on for like 15 minutes whenever someone goes into the bathroom. Not for the sake of preserving the fans life, but for the sake of not blowing your AC/heat out of your house at times when there's no reason for the fan to be running. Could save you some on heating/cooling costs.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No A/C needed here and heating is through a shared boiler and is included in the strata fees. Also I live in a very mild climate. So basically the cost doesn't matter here. I also found that my condo air got stuffy if I didn't have it running with a window cracked.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You can get a cheap broan/nutone/hamptonbay and slap it in there but they're rather noisy. I much prefer panasonic bathroom fans, although they're typically like 3x the cost, they are super quiet and the build quality is much better.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Also, in a condo situation, I recommend sealing the fan grille with window screen to help keep pests from migrating between units. Silverfish love dropping from bathroom to bathroom through these things.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I did it again. Tried to take a look at my noisy old fan to see if I could replace it with something better and broke a bunch of plastic older than I am. Guess I have to do it now, but I think I can get away with not replacing the box.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Guess I have to do it now, but I think I can get away with not replacing the box.
      The reason for the plug inside your fixture is to make changing the motor easier. You'll need to figure out what size it is to get a replacement but those are designed to be replaced. If you find a manufacturer label you might be able to get an exact fit.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Getting a replacement looks easy enough, but my fan works; I'm after an upgrade. Looking deeper, there are plenty of cheap options out there, but they seem to be using larger blades so they won't be drop-in. It's obvious now that I think about it, but I guess I learned things. I think I'm PrepHole enough to replace the assembly, but I just had insulation blown in and I am not messing with that. I cleaned and reassembled everything, if I can't find something easy I'll probably just replace the grate I destroyed until I'm ready to do some actual work.

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