Through the wall fan

miller.rob91 Posted By miller.rob91, Oct 24, 2018 at 5:16 PM

  1. miller.rob91

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    My stove is in the basement and has no problem heating the first floor of my ranch in NEPA. An issue I am having is that my master bed and bath are above the garage, the bedroom stays warm enough but the bathroom is still cold because it has 2 exterior walls and is above the garage. I am looking to run a fan through the wall from the main living area to the bathroom. I am trying to find one that can be hardwired to a light switch. Basically I need help choosing how many cfm and size. Thank you in advance for your help!

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  2. greg13

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    I think I would try a floor fan first and see if that does the job you want. It may be easier and work better to just add a space heater in the bathroom.
     
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    Do you really want to be sitting in the living room and hear someone taking a dump or worse yet, smelling it?
     
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    Yes...


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    as long as you dont drill a hole in any wall sharing the garage you should be fine.

    ive heard these are pretty good and hardwired:
    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Broan-5-in-Hardwired-Through-Wall-Fan/1266273


    you can buy on amazon as well:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001501LHK/?tag=hearthamazon-20

    concerning size... it shouldnt matter too much here. youre trying to move warm air from room to room, not exhausting moist air to outside. id place the fan as high to the ceiling as possible.
     
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    Due to our home's configuration and flow of the warmed air the master bedroom and bathroom are the coolest rooms in the house. I like the bedroom cooler and use an electric blanket . . . we use a small electric space heater while showering (although not in the shower of course.)
     
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    not a fan of Broan products particularly the lower end -really cheap open frame motors that die in a year or 2
     
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  8. festerw

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    Instead of a fan buy a towel warmer. Keeps the bathroom warm and bonus points for warm fluffy towels.

    We've got this one, first one lasted 6 years before the switch have out, current one is 2 years old.

    LCM Home Fashion 6-Bar Freestanding Towel Warmer, Drying Rack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004FYY3FK/?tag=hearthamazon-20
     
  9. miller.rob91

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    That actually heats the bathroom?


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    I wouldn't say heats but it makes a noticeable difference in our 10x12 bathroom since it's at the farthest point from the pellet stove.
     
  11. zrock

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    Do you have a forced air furnace? Have you tried just turning the furnace blower only on?
     
  12. miller.rob91

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    I have central ac but hot water baseboard heat. I guess I could turn the fan on but I would have to cut a return in the duct in the basement to move the hot air. Do you think that would work?


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  13. zrock

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    Don't think u would have to cut anything.. the air movement should do it

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  14. Dobish

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    having moved into a house that loved to have bathroom fans blowing directly into other great spaces like bathrooms and kitchens, i don't really think its worth it to have a fan to try and circulate air in this manner.

    Also, those little towel bar heaters do an ok job in smaller bathrooms.
     
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