Installing exhaust fan

There are several different usages for the exhaust fan according to the rooms in your home. When you install an exhaust fan in your bathroom, it can help to get rid of the steam after a long shower or horrible smell that is left behind when someone leaves the bathroom. While in the kitchen, exhaust fan will remove smoke and hot air coming from the stove. Here are the steps on how to install it.

Things that you need:

  1. Indoor outdoor cover for the vent
  2. reciprocal saw
  3. wood screws
  4. screwdriver
  5. crank timer
  6. conduit made of metal
  7. wood 2 x 4s


  1. First, determine the location that you want the exhaust fan to be in the ceiling. Go into the attic area of the home and check to see whether you are not cutting into any installed wiring after locating the place where the ceiling exhaust fan will be installed. Make sure to check if the fan is in the correct size.
  2. Mark the area where the exhaust fan will be placed using a pencil. Then, find a suitable area to install the timer to be installed and drill a hole into the ceiling for the fan. You should drill holes for the timer and the wiring too.
  3. Then, make a frame that will house the exhaust fan using the 2 x 4s woods. This will be placed inside the attic using the trusses in the attic as part of the frame. Frame in the 2 x 4s with three inch screws. Make a hole into the ceiling inside the framed area using reciprocating saw. This is where the exhaust fan will be installed. Lower the exhaust fan into the framed area and install using the wood screws.
  4. Make sure to turn off the electricity at the breaker box. Take the power cable form the exhaust fan box and strip off the cables end attachments. Fasten the cables to the fan and down into the crank timer.
  5. Next, make a hole using the reciprocating saw into the ceiling for the vent that is outside. Mount the conduit to the exhaust fan. Place it into the roof area. Take the tabs on the conduit, then bend and screw it into the roof.
  6. Place the vent cover over the vent opening in the roof. Screw it in place and then use tar to make a bonded surface to prevent water to get in. Finally, put a cover for the exhaust fan over the ceiling hole.

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