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Old 09-01-2022, 07:37 PM   #1
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Shower roof vent fan?

I have a fan in the kitchen, and in the toilet room. But just a vent in the bathroom/shower area. I’d like to add a fan in that vent. Any chance there’s already power wires there? If not, what’s my best option to run power? Drill through to the toilet fan?
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Old 09-01-2022, 08:15 PM   #2
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Pretty sure there is. I thought that they came with a fan. Unless I had added mine later.
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Old 09-01-2022, 09:30 PM   #3
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My 03 has a fantastic in that position with a switch at the sink vanity. Looks factory.
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My 05 also has fans in all three locations.
I changed mine out for the upgraded Fantastic fans with rain sensors and remotes. My wife was too short to open and close the originals.
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Our 2000, like your 01, has just the vent in the shower. I've had it apart and found no 12v wires there for a fan, nor does the wiring schematic show one. What were they thinking?
I don't think it would be impossible to fish tape a pair of wires there, but it would likely be a pita. We usually just crack the toilet door open and turn on that fan when showering.
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Old 09-02-2022, 07:24 AM   #6
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Yeah, we’ve been opening the toilet door too. I’m gonna pull the vent cover at some point and have a look. That’s a pretty stupid oversight, imo, lol.
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My 1998 had the same setup. No fan in the shower area.

There is a 12v ceiling light near the vent opening. I picked up power for a MaxFan at that light. The MaxFan has a rain cover and is much quieter than a Fantastic Fan

The light is operated by a wall switch but it also has a switch on the light housing.

You can leave the wall switch ON and energize either or both the fan or the light with their individual switches.
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Old 09-02-2022, 11:49 AM   #8
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I didn’t think about that light being right there…….lol.
I just pulled the bottom cover off the vent. Plenty of wires right there to tie into. Guess I’m ordering a fan.
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Old 09-02-2022, 12:03 PM   #9
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Tapping into the 12v light....hmm, good idea!
I'd like to upgrade the toilet room also and add MaxxAir covers to both so they can remain open in all weather.
That little cheepie toilet room fan is obnoxious.
Sounds like a good "thisfall" project.
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I’ve got covers on all 3 of mine, and it’s nice being able to open em without worrying if it rains. The kitchen has a fantastic fan. The toilet has what I’m pretty sure is a vortex 1 fan. A little loud, but moves a bunch of air. For $60, I’ll probably put the same thing in the shower vent. Pretty sure it’ll screw right in place.
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