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    Hello all!

    Im looking for some advice on bathroom ventilation. My bathroom tends to get misted up, esp the windows, due to other people using it and not opening the windows to let the humidity clear. I have windows on two aspects and a PIR bathroom fan which is really good. However I still get a lot of condensation on the windows which then pools on the window sills and over time, causes black mould to form on the grouting. Does anyone have a great strategy to keep a bathroom well ventilated? I`m currently thinking a second PIR fan would be the way forward.
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    Stick the fan on constantly after the shower for about an hour
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    Thankyou Shaun and HNY!

    lol yeah but i`m not there most of the time. the fan is great, runs on a pir with 20 minute overrrun. I think i need to fit a second fan as well, maybe over the bath. I can`t be the only one with a steamy bathroom. as you know steam/condensation lead to mould and that blackens the grout. I was thinking of maybe PSV. Does anyone else have that?
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    In order to extract air, you need a supply of air to replace it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowhead View Post
    In order to extract air, you need a supply of air to replace it.
    Plenty of adventitious air.

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    what i want is something that will minimise the moisture/humity in the bathroom, automatically because other people forget or don`t bother to open the windows. Has anyone tried moisture reacting fans?

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    Fit a fan with humidistat.
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    Beat me to it Mas .....great minds and all that...lol regards Turnpin
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    First Attack it from the other side of what causes humidity. Increase the ambient temperature of the room to above 21c with , if you have double glazing fit a trickle vent and leave it open or crack open the window on the second lock. install a remote high flow in line fan to get the moisture laden air away quickly.

    http://www.nationalventilation.co.uk...et_file_62.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radioman View Post
    First Attack it from the other side of what causes humidity. Increase the ambient temperature of the room to above 21c with , if you have double glazing fit a trickle vent and leave it open or crack open the window on the second lock. install a remote high flow in line fan to get the moisture laden air away quickly.

    http://www.nationalventilation.co.uk...et_file_62.pdf
    Thankyou RM. Im trying not to lose too much heat but ventilate the bathroom at the same time! Going to check out that link.

    I did get a quote to put a second PIR fan in, but the electrician said it would be starting cost £250, which I thought was a bit steep for a straightforward job!

    Thankyou.
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    which I thought was a bit steep for a straightforward job!
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    I'm gobsmacked to read your comment TBH. It's something we hear on a daily basis and bang our heads against the wall because customers are ignorant and don't know the costs of running a business.

    I never thought a tradesman would have that view.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Masood View Post
    Training. Registration. Insurance. Van. Stock. Fuel.

    I'm gobsmacked to read your comment TBH. It's something we hear on a daily basis and bang our heads against the wall because customers are ignorant and don't know the costs of running a business.

    I never thought a tradesman would have that view.
    well its very simple. im comparing it to what the existing fan cost to install. So thats my view.

    I know people should just take the first quote they get, even if it seems excessive but me being skint, I have to manage my money.
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