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Question DetailsAsked on 8/29/2015

Who is qualified to install a ceiling bathroom ventilation fan where there has never been one? House blt in 1978

need to install a ventilation fan in my two bathrooms to help reduce moisture and prevent mold build up. There are no vents in the ceiling at this time. The house was built in 1978. Should I purchase the fans or check with the installer first? Is it a handyman or an electrician that I should hire?

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Definately want to start with an electrician to run the wires and install the fixture. Since there is nothing currently installed feel free to purchase a fan, the ceiling cutout will be done to the size needed for the fan. You can ask the electrician if they will run the ductwork out of the house, but if they won't you'll have to call a handyman or hvac installer/plumber.

Answered 4 years ago by DriverNerd


Unless you knbow how to properly size a fan, I would have the contractor look at the situation and give you a bid - his markup on the fans he provides will only be probably about $50 total - most of the job is ducting and labor.

Heating and A/C would be your normal vendor - who may or mauy not call in an electrician to run wiring and put in switches as needed, but probably no more expensive than if you hired him directly. Electrician is NOT the person to have run the ducts, especially if roof penetration is needed - HVAC contractor is who you want for that.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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