Installing a ventilating fan in your bath will help eliminate fogged-up windows, steamy mirrors and stale odors. But more importantly, it will help prevent moisture-related problems, such as the growth of mold and mildew.
A bathroom without a ventilation fan is like a fireplace without a chimney: If you fail to pull the moisture generated in the bathroom out of there, it will migrate into the walls and grow mold and mildew, or blister paint and peel wallpaper. One reason many households still don't have bath fans is that they can be intimidating to install.
The following instruction is based on the 3 in 1 bathroom fan we are selling.
- Mark the cut lines on the ceiling
The unit may be mounted either between joists using the inbuilt clip fasteners or against a joist using a screw through the flange plate. Use the template Card within the package and place in the required location and mark out the hole cutting size. Hole size is 295mmx295mm.
- Cut the hole for the intake port
For this step, be sure to wear protective goggles and a dust mask or respirator.
Before commencing cutting ensure that the area behind the intended location is clear of all cables, pipes and joists. Once clear, Using a jigsaw (a reciprocating saw or drywall saw will also work), cut through the ceiling on the layout lines.
When you're almost finished making the rectangular cutout, support the waste piece with one hand to keep it from falling and possibly taking some of the surrounding drywall or plaster ceiling with it.
- Insert the Vent Fan
Insert the unit into the square hole being sure to pull the side springs inward so that the body can pass through the hole without damaging the plaster.
Ensure that the unit is held securely inn place by the clips. If required, addtional screws can be used to aid holding the unit in the ceilling. Screw holes are provided in the flange for this purpose.
- Attach the Fasica
Hold the Fascia against the body of the heater and the ceilling and attach the securing spring clips to hold the Fascia inn place.
- Screw up the Lamps into the Vent Fan
Now screw in the four large heat lamps into the lampholder through the holes provided in the Fascia.
The globes should be screwed up firmly to ensure a good electrical contact but don't over thighten.
Next fit the small centre globe in the same way ensuring that it is positioned centrally.
- Clip the swithes into the backing plate in the desired order and install the plate on the wall.
- Connect the wiring to the four swithches as shown in the above electrical diagram.
- Remove the terminal cover on the heater unit and wire according to the lable adjacent to the terminal block.
Make sure all cables are securely connected and refit the terminal cover.
- Clean the Fascia and globes with a soft moist cloth. Turn on power and check th switch Operation
Please note: The Bathroom heater unit must be wired through eighter a plug and socket or an all-pole disconnecting switch (SW1) in accordance with Australian Wiring Rules AS/NZS 3000.
This unit is fitted with a thermostat switch which will operate to automatically switch the fan on in the event that the internal temperature of the unit exceeds 80C.