Bathroom Remodeling & Home Improvement Repairs : Bathroom Exhaust Fan Grill Replacement

Bathroom Remodeling & Home Improvement Repairs : Bathroom Exhaust Fan Grill Replacement


Hi, this is Jon on behalf of Expert Village.
In this video clip we will be replacing a bath fan grill. In this bathroom we have a
ventilation fan located on the ceiling. Now there’s an old 1980’s yellow colored grill
covering this fan. In addition to it being old and yellow there is a lot of dust and
other types of debris that have collected in it over the years. We’re going to be replacing
this with a new clean grill. Our first step is to pull the grill straight down. It’s attached
by springs and you’ll pull down and you’ll be able to pivot it. Next we will need to
disconnect our spring.
There’s a spring on both sides so make sure you take both of those off. After that we
need to vacuum out our fan unit. After that we can put our new grill in place
and push it straight up. That one looks much better than the old one and it should function
a lot better because we did vacuum that out as well.

8 thoughts on “Bathroom Remodeling & Home Improvement Repairs : Bathroom Exhaust Fan Grill Replacement

  1. @robw95
    Touché; apparently individual grills are in short supply (if at all) at home improvement stores. You can find a few on amazon.com (search "bath fan grill") or eBay with the same string though.

    Otherwise it might just be a good opportunity to upgrade the fan (assuming you have "an old 1980's" style like the video shows).

  2. Be nice charmed9us.  Those stupid spring clips might be easy for some but with arthritis and MS and for some people with weak fingers, it's very hard.  I got it down but I'm still having trouble getting it back up.  The gap between the ceiling and the grill is too small for my hand and fingers.  I'll get it, but it's good I don't do it very often.

  3. We bought a new one to replace our old one, but the distance between the clips is much different.  We need one with 8.5 inches distance and all the new ones seem to be 7 inches.  One side will clip on, but the other one will not.

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