Bathroom extractor fan - cover needed

  Graham. 09:26 08 Nov 2010
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These strong cold winds are blowing in through the extractor fan. There is only a grille on the outside, no vanes or cowl.

Is there a cover I can simply attach to the inside when needed?

Double-sided tape and cardboard is all I can come up with at the moment.

  jack 09:42 08 Nov 2010

So Card and tape would appear the most appropriate.
a More permanent solution could be to affix an external cowl- similar to those over gas boiler flues - but that may need professional help- and cost.

  Graham. 09:42 08 Nov 2010

Great minds. Tried that, it looks silly.

  michaelw 09:54 08 Nov 2010

I don't know if this link is any use click here

  morddwyd 10:05 08 Nov 2010

"it looks silly."

You're either going to be cold, or vain.

Your choice!

  Quickbeam 10:23 08 Nov 2010

Something like this click here;jsessionid=IGMFKYVUD5GTYCSTHZOSFFI that only opens the flaps from the exhaust draught blowing out will do it.

  hssutton 10:24 08 Nov 2010

Whats wrong with using a plastic louvered vent, available at any hardware store. you could even attach it using silicone if you don't fancy drilling holes and using screws

  hssutton 10:26 08 Nov 2010

Quickbeam was quicker than me.

  Quickbeam 10:27 08 Nov 2010

Why do you think I call myself that by tag;)

  hssutton 10:43 08 Nov 2010

:) :)

  BRYNIT 11:08 08 Nov 2010

If the grill Vent you have is the same type as the one from the link supplied by Quickbeam you may find the grill centre section can be removed you then just replace it with the flaps from another vent save removing/replacing the whole unit.

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