Having an exhaust fan for your bathroom serves two important purposes. First, it will eliminate odors, and second it will help reduce the moisture produced in your bathroom. By greatly reducing the moisture in your bathroom, you will help eliminate the growth of mildew and mold which could cause the paint to peel that are one your doors, walls, and anywhere else in your bathroom. These exhaust fans can come in many different models and styles, so finding one to fit your needs shouldn’t be too difficult. You may purchase an exhaust fan that will mount on the wall or on the ceiling. You can choose which ever one that will work best for you. This will show instruction for a ceiling mount.
Cutting an opening in your ceiling
In your bathroom, you will need to drill a one-eighth inch test hole in the center of your bathroom ceiling. If by chance the bit hits a joist, you will need to fill the hole with spackling and then drill another hole several inches away from the first hole. Next push a length of wire up through the test hole and mark the spot.
Next lay some plywood across the attic joists to support you, your tools, and the mounting brackets for the fan while you work. You will then need to push aside any of the insulation you come across, and then remove the marker wire. Then center the lamp housing between the joists on both sides of the test hole and then outline the housing on the bathroom ceiling.
Now drill a three-fourth inch hole at each of the corners of the outline, and then cut along the lines with a special keyhole saw, making sure to station a helper in the bathroom to help support and catch the cutout that will be falling out.
Mounting and fastening the brackets of the exhaust fan
First you need to slide a mounting bracket section into each end of the channel on one side of the exhaust fan lamp housing. Next push the pieces together until they overlap each other. You will need to repeat this procedure for the channel on the opposite side of the exhaust fan housing.
With your helper in the bathroom, he will hold a board across the opening in the ceiling, and then orient the blower outlet towards the exit point for the duct. Next you will lower the housing through the ceiling to rest on the board for safety reasons.
Lastly, you will extend the mounting brackets until the nailing flanges will touch the joists, and then fasten both of the brackets with a one one-fourth inch nail in each of the ends.
Some few simple steps can make this project very simple and easy.