Installing an Inline Duct Fan: A Simple and Efficient Solution

CEO Khai Intela
In this article, we will delve into the components required to install an inline duct fan. Whether you're renovating your bathroom or kitchen, this guide will provide you with the necessary insights to make the...

Installing an Inline Duct Fan

In this article, we will delve into the components required to install an inline duct fan. Whether you're renovating your bathroom or kitchen, this guide will provide you with the necessary insights to make the installation process a breeze.

The Benefits of an Inline Fan

Unlike wall-mounted fans that are visible in your bathroom, an inline fan remains hidden within the loft or ceiling. This offers several advantages:

  1. Enhanced Efficiency: An inline fan can be positioned directly above your shower or bath, extracting steam and moisture at the source before it has a chance to condense. With no need for coring through your bathroom's brickwork, all you require is a simple 4-inch hole covered by a discreet grille.

  2. Easy Installation: As the fan is located in the attic, ceiling void, or loft space, there are no electrical components in your bathroom. This means no extensive repairs or modifications once the job is complete. You can mount the fan anywhere along the duct run, ensuring optimal wiring connections and secure mounting.

  3. Seamless Integration: Connecting ducting on both ends of the fan, the inline fan fits seamlessly into your ventilation system. With no visible presence, it allows for uninterrupted aesthetics in your space.

Components for a Complete Installation

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To ensure a fully functional and efficient system, the following components are necessary:

  1. Flexible Aluminium Ducting: Purchase the required length of flexible ducting, available by the meter, for a custom fit.

  2. Internal Back Draught Shutter: Install this shutter on the exhaust side of the fan to prevent air from re-entering your room via the duct run. Ensure it is properly fitted for optimal performance.

  3. Duct Clamps: Connect the flexible ducting to each end of the fan and to the spigot of each grille using durable duct clamps. This ensures a secure and airtight connection.

  4. Internal and External Grilles: Place a circular internal grille on the ceiling and a fixed external grille on the external wall, roof, or soffit. Opt for plastic grilles to minimize rusting caused by the humid air passing through.

  5. Condensation Trap: If you are installing the fan and duct vertically, consider adding a condensation trap to avoid any moisture-related issues.

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Tips for an Airtight Connection

To maximize the efficiency of your fan and ensure an airtight connection throughout the ducting system, follow these tips:

  1. Aluminium Duct Tape: Use aluminium duct tape to secure the ducting to the spigots of the fan and grilles, ensuring a seamless connection.

  2. Duct Clamps: While clamps are not suitable for connecting solid ducting to spigots, they work perfectly for flexible ducting. Employ both duct clamps and aluminium duct tape to create an airtight seal.

By adhering to these simple guidelines, you can optimize the performance of your inline duct fan and enjoy a comfortable, well-ventilated space.

Remember, proper installation is key to achieving the desired results. If you have any questions or need further assistance, do not hesitate to reach out to our team of experts.

Happy ventilating!

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