Most Reliable Bathroom Fan

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by Studentrooms, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. Studentrooms

    Studentrooms Member

    Hi .

    Need to replace a ceiling mounted, 100mm bathroom extractor fan. I use the ones with timer so they run on and get rid of the steam , but the Vent Axia don’t seem to last and aren’t cheap ..

    Appreciate suggestions on cheap but reliable 100mm ceiling extractor .

  2. peter palmer

    peter palmer Super Member

    Manrose seem to be ok. The last vent axia fan I fitted definitely wasn't made by vent axia.
  3. dobbie

    dobbie Screwfix Select

    Manrose and Vent Axia are both owned by the same company.
  4. peter palmer

    peter palmer Super Member

  5. Bazza

    Bazza Screwfix Select

    Hmm Cheap AND reliable. Tricky.
  6. rogerk101

    rogerk101 Screwfix Select

    I've fitted cheap that have lasted a whole lot longer than expensive, but none of them seem to last more than a few years.

    It's a disgrace how much built-in obsolescence there is in extractor fans! I even had one where the plastic fan was pulling itself off the axle! It was a friction/interference fit wit absolutely no notion of a key or a grub screw to hold it in place. That was an expensive fan!
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  7. Philip Hyde

    Philip Hyde Active Member

    Just make sure when you buy one that it's designed for roof mounting. They use different bearings and some are only designed for wall mounting
  8. Studentrooms

    Studentrooms Member

    Ok , thanks.

    Cheap and reliable is a bit of an ask ...

    What if I ask “fit and forget, even if not the cheapest”

  9. greenback78

    greenback78 Active Member

    I have 15 year old Greenwood airvacs running very well in my house and have just added one in my kitchen.
  10. Grange Handyman

    Grange Handyman New Member

    Airflow Icon, not cheap (sorry) but good, quiet, best condensation extraction I have seen, and the inner closer ensures no back draught.
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  11. Bazza

    Bazza Screwfix Select

    I agree, good funky-looking fan. And you can customise them by adding the modules you want.
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  12. Tony Goddard

    Tony Goddard Well-Known Member

    Seen these icon ones in quite a few pub toilets, which indicates they must be fairly reliable running long periods.
  13. Mike58

    Mike58 Screwfix Select

    I have Icon fans at home - they look good and work well.

    Friends have had a kitchen rebuilt and at the distant end where teh cooker is a large Icon have been installed followed by at least 5m of flexi duct - it works well to remove cooking smells.
  14. Sparkielev

    Sparkielev Screwfix Select

    Icon fans are nice I agree, but have found the manrose mft 100 a very good inline fan would always look to fit inline fans if possible
  15. Studentrooms

    Studentrooms Member

    Going with a greenwood EL100TR ,
    £60 & 5 year warranty...

    See what happens , but in-line sounds like a good plan .


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