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Xpelair Fan Installation
« on: September 19, 2015, 11:28:44 PM »
Hi All. Sorry for not posting much because I've been busy over these past months and I'm just at an end of a horrible cold  :icon_nod:. Last week i went on Ebay and looked at fans. One came up for 10 and only had 2 mins left. I bid 14 and i just made it, some one else bidden 13.74 before me at the last min, i was lucky then Ha  :grinn:. Today
I was at work  ( Helping Dad.) and i got told it arrived today. So i thought cool, looks like i will get it in tonight!.

Anyway, Here it is unboxed and on my workbench in my new shed!.

The Box

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The Manual



It All Unboxed

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Now this is an Timer Version, Model:DX100T, The fan is 240v Ac not a SELV one.

The Wiring. The fan terminals are Live,Neutral and Switched Live. if you wanted to use it as an standard fan just bridge the switched live with the permanent live and it will work. i wanted to use my pull cord off my old fan. so here is what i did.





Run a wire from the Permanent live and the switched live to youre switch. and you're pretty much done. it acts like its hooked up with the lights but one a pull cord. when i switch the pull cord on there is a small delay to be expected before the fan will run. and when you switch it off with the pull cord it continues to run until the time is up. You can set the timer to 2-20 Min Max.



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Thats it You're done! Have fun with youre new fan if you fit one!  :thumbsup:

Oh, Yes almost forgot  I found a DC25 Animal at my local tip today. there will be pictures posted up when i get around to doing the project.   ;)

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Re: Xpelair Fan Installation
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2015, 01:04:05 AM »
Cool! We have an ancient fan in our bathroom that sounds like crap. Keep meaning to trawl google to find an instal manual so I can see how it comes apart. Ours works off the light on a timer, I have it turned right down to 5 mins because it sounds crap.

If it ever comes down it will be getting the treatment, possibly new bearings if I can find it too.

What you using it for? Looks to be on a wall
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Re: Xpelair Fan Installation
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2015, 01:07:38 AM »
It's I'm my new shed. We make a hole for the vent out side and mounted the fan inside. Sounds a bit weird, I'm into electronics ha  :reading:


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Re: Xpelair Fan Installation
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2015, 01:14:08 AM »
Meh, sounds fair enough! Will take all the clouds of dust outside when you open up a minging cleaner I suppose!
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Re: Xpelair Fan Installation
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2015, 01:38:42 AM »
See you're fan at the moment,  I would just keep it going til it eventually it starts to make crazy noises.  Our old bathroom fan was the same as the one I put in today but it was a SELV one with Humidity Sensor, Timer and Pull cord. It got nosey and started to rattle and the Humidity Sensor had gone faulty and the fan never wanted to switch off. We managed to get a manufacturers replacement for free, it was the same but an improved circuit and sensors.

If you have a fan that's in a bathroom with shower etc. I would recommend a humidity one. Because It will come on when it needs to, even when you're not in the bathroom with the shower running etc. It would help keep the damp out of you're bathroom

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Re: Xpelair Fan Installation
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2015, 01:43:13 AM »
Ha, tell our landlord that! Every so often I take the grille off and vac it out, but it needs more work than that doing. We dont have a window in the bathroom so it's needed. I think there's a way to pull the main workings off the 'live' part, but cant find the link I saw it on now to confirm.

I paint the bath sealent with bleach every month or so, keeps it at bay. And we leave the door open most of the time to help.
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Re: Xpelair Fan Installation
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2015, 01:55:19 AM »
Our bathroom is not that better either. There is plaster board covering the pipes where the bath drains and the tap pipes etc, that is not insulated, and is causing mold problems up in the corner of the sealing, Right next to the fan actually. Before we bought the house the council blamed the Dog and the clothes pully on the top of the stairs. You can even see in the loft it's not insulated at all!. And there is a stupid EU law, they say they should be some sort of ventilation equipment in bathroom and the kitchen.

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Re: Xpelair Fan Installation
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2015, 03:32:12 PM »
We have an expelair fan in our bathroom and a window lol :) The fan is alright, the white plastic is a bit yellow now but we never use it. We have another random branded one in the kitchen and a big window in the kitchen. If theres lots of steam or something then we turn it on occasionally, has a soft start motor which is cool
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Re: Xpelair Fan Installation
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2015, 09:19:33 PM »
Our bathroom is not that better either. There is plaster board covering the pipes where the bath drains and the tap pipes etc, that is not insulated, and is causing mold problems up in the corner of the sealing, Right next to the fan actually. Before we bought the house the council blamed the Dog and the clothes pully on the top of the stairs. You can even see in the loft it's not insulated at all!. And there is a stupid EU law, they say they should be some sort of ventilation equipment in bathroom and the kitchen.

Nothing stupid about a law requiring ventilation in a bathroom or kitchen. In the bathroom: Without adequate ventilation, you'll eventually find 2 things happening: 1) You'll have foul odours
through out the house, spreading the germs that go with them. 2) You'll have steam from your bath / shower / sink condensing on the walls, especially cooler outer walls. Over a short period of time it will cause patches of black mold to appear & start growing, the spores from the mold get into the air & you breathe them in. Once they're on your lungs, they can cause all sorts of breathing problems & can be lethal to babies and the elderly especially. If your house needs loft insulation, your parents could contact British Gas as at the moment they do it for free.
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Re: Xpelair Fan Installation
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2015, 09:36:23 PM »
Yes I know but the fan does the same thing as opening a window,  I understand stand if you don't have a window in your bathroom.

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Re: Xpelair Fan Installation
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2015, 09:44:37 PM »
Ours doesnt even do the job it was really supposed to, I like scalding showers, and it gets like a sauna in there even with the fan on. I leave the door open now, but when we first moved in I didnt and Amy came up, opened the door and nearly got blown over with the steam.

3 months after we moved in the thermostat went pop in the shower, luckily it was under warranty. Funny that...

Even if the landlord ok'd a new extractor the current one has so many layers of paint sealing it to the ceiling it would look awful if moved, plus if they had to go in the loft to change the end on the pipe leading outside I'd have to move about 13 hoovers out the way...
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Re: Xpelair Fan Installation
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2015, 09:57:15 PM »
If your house needs loft insulation, your parents could contact British Gas as at the moment they do it for free.

Cheers for that, ours needs some and I just registered for a visit.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Xpelair Fan Installation
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2015, 10:11:44 PM »
No probs mate, if you've got the normal 4" of insulation they usually add 4" on top & it does make a fair difference.
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Re: Xpelair Fan Installation
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2015, 10:22:03 PM »
Yes I know but the fan does the same thing as opening a window,  I understand stand if you don't have a window in your bathroom.

A lot of the problem is that people don't open the bathroom window when bathing or showering especially in winter leading to condensation problems, a properly sized Humidity sensing extractor will stop the problem happening.
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Re: Xpelair Fan Installation
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2015, 10:31:35 PM »
Ours doesnt even do the job it was really supposed to, I like scalding showers, and it gets like a sauna in there even with the fan on. I leave the door open now, but when we first moved in I didnt and Amy came up, opened the door and nearly got blown over with the steam.

Could just be that the fan's so old it's not running fast enough to extract properly, another thing that can affect them is when you've got a door that's a tight fit to the carpet.
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