help finding short spigot (20mm) extractor fan replacement

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by andreab, Nov 22, 2021.

  1. andreab

    andreab New Member

    Hi,

    My extractor fan failed and I cannot find a replacement which fit.

    The failed one is a Manrose XF100MHT, and the spigot is 20mm deep, only.

    This is mounted on the ceiling and the spigot cannot be any longer because of the immediate bend.

    The only other short one I could find is this https://www.manrose.co.uk/product/xf100tss-bathroom-fan-timer-short-spigot-100mm/ but it does not have a humidity sensor though (unlike the old one).

    Can anyone help identify a suitable alternative, please?

    Kind regards,
    Andrea
     
  2. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Screwfix Select

    Buy a suitable replacement fan and then simply cut the spigot down to size - ie, 20mm

    It’s only thin plastic, so either a hacksaw, fine tooth wood saw or multi tool will easily cut through. Mark a cut line on the spigot and go for it ! Rub over with sandpaper to remove sharp edges and plastic burrs, shake out dust from fan

    If your changing the fan yourself (?) then you can also cut this down yourself

    If your getting someone in to fit, then they will be able to do this for you - really can’t see why not

    Good luck
     
  3. andreab

    andreab New Member

    Hi Dave,

    Seeing that there does not seem to be an alternative, I'll have to cut the spigot, yes.

    Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be that straightforward either as, sometimes, part of the fan/motor is right inside of the spigot.
    The problem is that you don't know it until you open the fan.

    For example when I was first dealing with replacing the fan I bought this Envirovent 100 HT (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00E7UXIVM/) but had to return it for the reason explained above.

    This morning I went to a toolstation point, the shop assistant opened the two fans he had in stock and they had the same problem.

    He suggested I try bigger shops (eg B&Q and/or Wickes) where I can take a look at a wider range of fans.

    Thanks for your input Dave!


    The search continues...

    Kind regards,
    Andrea
     
  4. Tony Goddard

    Tony Goddard Screwfix Select

    Have a look at Newlec ones sold by Rexel, from memory the motor isn't supported in the end of the spigot, so it may be trimmable - alternatively make a spacer out of thick plywood to bring the fan away from the wall, filler round the edge to blend it in and paint to match the wall.
     
  5. Peterdevon

    Peterdevon Active Member

    Can you put a patress behind the fan?
     

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