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  • Buy-to-Let

    Bathroom extraction fan

    Hi Singhno1 - I have exactly the same issue. I've just got a quote to have a humidistat installed, which will only turn off when the humidity drops by a certain level. However the quote seems high! Would you mind sharing how much you are spending to have a timer fitted? Thank you so much! Smile

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    Go on eBay and buy a humidistat fan yourself for £15 then get an electrician to fit it!

    I’m an electrician and get timed and humidistat fans for the same price,justget the correct ip rating for the location.

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    thanks Andrew - and what would expected charge for just installation be, would you say? 

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    If it’s top floor so the cable can be run in the attic and the board is up to date with rcd protection for wiring only around £80 but if it’s bottom floor with limited access maybe a little more but not a lot.

    I don’t usually make the hole, I get a builder to do it.

    But you can hire a core and make the hole yourself or maybe a builder may charge £80-£100

    Andrew

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    Thanks for being specific Andrew. Just so I understand, do you mean an additional £80 or for the hole? So possibly £180 or so in total for the work, plus the part on top? 

    Thanks!
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    Hi RJW,


    The response and helpful hints below are great.  I didn't even know about the humidity detector which kicks in at certain level of humidity.  I haven't bought one yet so I will replacing one by the end of mid July and will look at getting one of the ones suggested here.  It might be a bit costly but overall the expense saved from damp treatment I think it will be worth the extra expense.

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    I always fit a 24/7 running Envirovent (other brands are available!) extractor in kitchen and bathroom now. It reacts to moisture and increases it's fan speed until the moisture level decreases. Pennies to run and really does cut down to basically nothing the mould problems that can come about due to non-opening of windows/doors kept closed.

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