Bathroom Ceiling Extractor Fan Problem


Postby radleey » Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:05 pm

My bathroom started to fill with steam when having a bath or shower. I assumed this was a problem with the manrose ceiling extractor fan, so I installed a new one. The fan works fine and I have tested it using the toilet tissue test and it holds up the toilet tissue fine, so I know that the fan is working. Unfortunately the steam problem persists and even though the extractor fan is functioning, it doesn't seen to extract the air. I am trying to find out f the external extractor on the outside wall is blocked (the internal fan goes into the ceiling and 10mm pipe is lined to the outside wall. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Postby collectors » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:14 am

There are so many variables relating to condensation/steam in bathrooms. This will start with the construction of the building to even which way your bathroom is facing. But unfortunately it needs good heat & good ventilation flow. So even if you have a good fan, it will not work to the best efficiency unless it has a fresh supply of air coming in from somewhere on the opposite side of the room to where the fan is mounted. (Ideally a vent in the bathroom door at low level & a fan on the opposite side of the room.
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