OK, my centrifugal bathroom fan went mad the other night and wouldn't stop (even though it's on a 20 minute timer) and I had to (at 3am) disconnect it from the ceiling.
Water sometimes dripped through the unit and it didn't seem to clear the bathroom all that well. Many times I took it off and cleared the back of the unit from debris etc as the ducting goes straight up through the roof.
I've decided to buy a decent inline (either Vortice Lineo or Vent Axia ACM100T) to do the job. I've noticed that a condenstation trap is available and am planning to fit one. However, the bathroom is on the inside of the building (hence no window) so I guess I just need some advice on where I'd channel it to?
Today, seeing as I wasn't at work, I ventured into the loft and had a look at the ducting arrangements. It appears the pipe from inside the bathroom goes straight up through the roof, via a length of pipe approx 4ft between ceiling and roof outing. If I was to fit an inline fan, I'd struggle to also fit a condensation trap and channel the excess water away. Would a better fan do the job or would I have the same problems as before? Could I channel the excess into the expansion tank?
If you are going for an inline then 4 feet seems more than adequate for the fan and a condensation trap - but as I say, I can't see it and certainly not how it's oriented vis-a-vis the F&E tank. No I wouldn't put the drain in there anyway.
Have you thought about just replacing the ceiling mounted fan?
I see from elsewhere that the problem seems to be associated with the timer mechanism on your existing fan. Why not try fixing that first and fitting a condensation trap at the samw time?
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