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07:45AM | 08/01/01
Member Since: 04/12/01
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I need some advice. I have to replace the entire vent fan unit in my bathroom. I do not want to cut away any of the ceiling. Is there a simple method to do this. I have already removed the old fan. Also, when I buy the new fan, are the vent openings always in the same place on the box?


Jay J

08:43AM | 08/01/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi Bruce_macD,

Shut the power off at the breaker and remove the fan. (If you have a Volt Meter to check the lines at the fan, I'd do that for insurance.) Bring it w/you to either a Home Center or a Plumbing Supply House (found in the YELLOW PAGES under PLUMBING SUPPLIES.)

I don't suspect your fan was installed from 'above', no? If so, if you have an attic or crawlspace up there, then that's where you need to go to remove it. (I hope the 'exhaust' is being sent outside via an insulated duct.)


06:06AM | 08/02/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts
You didn't say why you're replacing the unit. I have found that you can buy the fan motor and "blade" only for a lot less than the whole unit, and it's much easier to replace. They have them an Home Depot. Take the old one with you.

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