DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > General Home Improvement Discussion > Old Bathroom Fan




Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-05-2010, 04:51 PM  
b1423356123
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2
Default Old Bathroom Fan

I'm remodeling a half bath. The cover for the old fan in there is unsightly and I want to replace it. The motor still works fine and vents properly. I'm guessing it is original to this 20 year old house.

I went to HD and purchased the only two covers they had to see if they would fit. Of course neither did. Either the design or the installation of this old fan is really poor in that the motor is actually below the ceiling line. The old cover has a half inch cavity so that the motor doesn't touch it. I also looked at the "Upgrade Kit" HD had and the motor won't fit into the existing housing.

What are my options? I really just want to replace the cover and avoid installing an entirely new unit. From the reading I've done it seems like a huge hassle. I have no attic access above this fan.

The old cover looks like this Nutone 682NT.


b1423356123 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2010, 05:06 PM  
oldognewtrick
Moderator
HRT_ADMIN.png
 
oldognewtrick's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 7,116
Liked 702 Times on 575 Posts
Likes Given: 224

Default

What about just getting a can of spray paint and giving it a fresh coat of paint?


oldognewtrick is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2010, 05:07 PM  
b1423356123
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2
Default

I don't like how you can see the motor and up into the fan. I would prefer slanted vents like you see on most modern fans.
b1423356123 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2010, 06:11 PM  
kok328
Supporting Member
HRT_SUPPORTER.png
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Grand Blanc, MI
Posts: 2,338
Liked 148 Times on 126 Posts
Likes Given: 71

Default

just build out the perimeter of the opening with some wood to create your own cavity.
Take 4 pieces of wood about 1/2" wide by 1/2" thick and tack it to the ceiling around the opening of the fan. Now the new fan cover will fit and will not interfere with the motor of the old fan.
kok328 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Bathroom Help!!!! Vikeologist Flooring 8 03-10-2012 02:41 AM
Renovating an old bathroom SErtel Flooring 0 11-22-2010 05:59 PM
bathroom re-do Q's plumber red Plumbing Forum 3 01-06-2010 12:35 AM
Add Bathroom DIY cibula11 Plumbing Forum 4 09-13-2009 06:59 PM
Bathroom remodeling bbqsteve Introductions 9 11-28-2008 05:35 PM

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS