How to Vent a Bathroom Fan Through Roof?
1) You need to get rid of your old toilet paper dispenser. If you don’t have one, then buy some from a hardware store or home improvement center. They usually sell them for $2-$3 each at most stores. (You can also order them online.) Put the dispensers in a baggie and put it in the trash.
2) Get a roll of duct tape and cut off the top half of the shower curtain. Then take the bottom half of the curtain and fold it over so that only part of it hangs down. Tape up both sides like this:
Then hang it from a hook in your attic ceiling. Make sure you leave enough space between the two pieces so they won’t fall down when you turn on your air conditioner.
3) Now you are ready to install your new ventilation system! First, make sure you have a good sturdy place to mount it. I suggest putting it in my garage because I live there now. Just remember that if you do decide to move into another house, then you will need to relocate the vent so that it doesn’t block any other openings in the wall.
3) Now you’re ready to go! Turn on your A/C and enjoy the cool breeze blowing into your house.
If you want to make it even cooler, consider installing a small fan inside the shower curtain. I’ve never tried this but if it works out well, let me know!
4) Now, this step is very important! Since this is a one-man project, I need you to get an assistant to help you. I suggest all of the neighborhood children for this job because it will give them something to do and you’ll be making a new friend. After all, who doesn’t like hanging out with a 10 year old kid? That’s what I thought. Ask one of the bigger kids to stand 1 foot in front of the fan.
One Year Later
Well, it’s been a whole year since I moved into the house and I’m really glad you decided to move in too! It’s great having a friend so close by. Oh, and also thanks for keeping the yard mowed after our neighbors moved away. Our house may not be as nice as the others on the street anymore (and I’m pretty sure we have more than a few ghostly friends hanging around) but it sure is a lot of fun. Have him bend over and put his head into the fan.
Once again, make sure the kid is 1 foot away from the fan at all times. If he isn’t, then you need to figure out how much further away he needs to be and keep moving the fan forward little by little until he is.
Once his head is inside the fan, turn it on and see what happens. Nothing right?
Well, I’m off to go mow the lawn one last time. There’s a rumor going around that another family is moving in and if they ask me to move out, I’m gonna have to say no.
P.S. If you ever need me, I’ll be in the backyard.
If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to ask! This is my first Instructable, so please be nice. Thanks!
Sources & references used in this article:
- Modular soffit vent (CE Schiedegger, MT MacLeod, MC Clark – US Patent 5,791,985, 1998 – Google Patents)
- Modular soffit vent (CE Schiedegger, MT MacLeod, MC Clark – US Patent 5,947,816, 1999 – Google Patents)
- Soffit vent apparatus (J Mantyla – US Patent 6,149,516, 2000 – Google Patents)
- Low-Resistance, Discharge-Vent Soffit Frame (JP Nagan – US Patent App. 13/950,250, 2015 – Google Patents)
- Soffit vent (S Niedermair – US Patent 7,980,266, 2011 – Google Patents)
- Soffit exhaust vent (W LeBlanc – US Patent App. 12/818,629, 2011 – Google Patents)
- Soffit mount air ventilator (RC Legault – US Patent 5,167,578, 1992 – Google Patents)