I've never done a remote fan, but this job might be ideal for it. Two adjacent bathrooms and I can partially get to them from above (access behind kneewall.) They will be vented out the gable.Whenever possible, I use a remote mount fan from my electrical supplier. It's a little over 150 cfm so i can run two grills off it. One over the shower and one over the toilet. It's pretty quiet to begin with and moving it a few feet away makes it VERY quiet. I've realized that if a fan gets too quiet you need to have it switch on a light circuit or people will forget to turn it off.
I'll have to check an invoice for the brand.
I've never done a remote fan, but this job might be ideal for it. Two adjacent bathrooms and I can partially get to them from above (access behind kneewall.) They will be vented out the gable.
Definitely.They need to be corded and plugged so that means they must remain accessible.
I'm currently installing one for a basement remodel and will have to get creative with condensate drainage as the fan had to mount to the bottom of the joists in an adjacent storage room so it's at the low point of the run.
I didn't know you couldn't use pvc drain pipe. Some manufacturers even suggest it.I believe the coil of the flex is designed to help the exhaust vortex. Its a hassle for installing. I dont know why its not allowed to use light guage PVC, I used to use that and slide a 6" insulated duct sleeve over it. It was nice. Covered a few bases.
My plumber told me your no longer allowed. IDK seems old to me but he has 5 licenses and part time inspects. Should have broke his balls and made hime produce a citation.I didn't know you couldn't use pvc drain pipe. Some manufacturers even suggest it.
Is that a local thing?
That could be. I was speaking more in general terms and cfm ratings of ducting material. Believe me I use insualted flex and pull it tight and minimize direction changed for most of our bath fans. But I have used the pvc before too. Some of our bigger fans require 6" ducting, and flex was used to minimze fittings.RS could you verify the code question?
Speaking of Overanalyze... I think if the coil of flex goes against the rotation of the fan you get better velocity from smooth pipe because of static pressure. So your right unless the fan was perpendicular to the flex & going in the proper direction there would be no benefit.