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Bathroom lighting and heating

Recently I broke the lampshade on my bathroom light. I figured while I'm getting a sparky out to fix it I thought I might as well get them to install a strip heater as well (the bathroom is freezing in winter) While searching online for appropriate heaters, lots of sites put up the 3 in one light/heater/fan deal. These make a lot of sense but I guess getting the current fan moved will mean the roof is to be patched. So I go from just booking a sparky, to booking sparky, plasterer and painter.

 

My questions are

  • What is what is involved in patching a fan size hole in a ceiling? 
  • What is a the likely cost of this kind of small work?
  • Will the exhaust fan still work effectively if it not directly over the shower recess? (bathroom is only 1.8x2.7m)20200824_141638.jpg

     

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Re: Bathroom lighting and heating

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @T-dog. It's fantastic to have you join us and many thanks for your questions.

 

I don't see any reason apart from aesthetics to remove the fan over the shower as it is in a perfect location. 

 

Patching a hole in the ceiling is a reasonably easy job for a D.I.Y. savvy person and a simple procedure for a professional. Community member @Maymay recently repaired their ceiling after being given directions in their discussion How to replace a piece of new ceiling wall.

 

The new ceiling fan will most likely be effective but it won't be as well-positioned as the unit over the shower. This is why I'd encourage you to install the 3 in 1 for the heating element and light and keep using the existing exhaust fan.

 

Let me mention @HandyAndy and @bruce93 to see if they could give us some advice on the situation.

 

Please let me know if you need further assistance or had any questions.

 

Mitchell

 

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Re: Bathroom lighting and heating

thanks @MitchellMc 

 

g'day t-dog,

 

there is no reason you can't have both fans, however, the space is small enough for the 3-in-1 fan to cope.

 

if memory serves me well, a fan is not even required if there is an opening window in the bathroom as far as code goes - could be wrong on this one.

 

nonetheless, it's up to you if you want to remove the old one.

 

if you're a little handy, the patch up job should be easy enough to tackle yourself, including the painting, it wouldn't be too expensive for a plasterer i wouldn't think, a good painter would be able to do the repair and paint, or a handy man even.

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