So you think your bathroom exhaust fan is working correctly?

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Home Builder with Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 CSL#642819
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Just because your bathroom exhaust fan is running,

Doesn’t mean it is working properly.

 

I was working on an exhaust fan in a bathroom today, it was filthy, noisy, and it didn’t seem to be moving the air through the vent. I decided to open it up and change the motor, and clean up the housing. After opening the cover and removing the fan motor, I noticed the back draft damper was stuck solid in the closed position.

(The photo is taken from inside the original fan.)

 


No air was flowing through the bathroom exhaust vent!

 

That explains the lack of air flow. It probably could have been cleaned up and reused but I felt a new fan just made more sense in this situation. Now when the bathroom exhaust fan runs, the air flows through to the vent as it should.

(The is a photo of a bathroom fan showing how the damper should move)

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Karen Anne Stone
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Tom, so... from your post and the picture... it is obvious that if the bathroom exhaust fan is not working, the air inside the bathroom is "damper" than it should be.  LOL.  Good job, and good post.  I learned something.  :)

Jun 02, 2012 08:14 PM #1
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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You are funny Karen. 

Glad to have help you understand bathroom exhaust fans a little more.

Jun 02, 2012 09:31 PM #2
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Roger D. Mucci
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Folks still haven't figured out that most things need to be clean and dust free in order to work properly.

Jun 03, 2012 03:04 AM #3
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Why is it that those of us who are fixing it or selling it, seem to be the most concerned about it Roger?

Jun 03, 2012 09:41 AM #4
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