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    #16
    Here's an example why I don't do shared houses or student houses.
    A blames B blames C.
    I stick to SC flats. Lower yield but less hassle.

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      #17
      Originally posted by remyrobson View Post
      I emailed and made it very clear I was unimpressed about the lack of ventilation, the response I got was

      "As you know, the fan comes on every time the light is turned on and we don't have a habit of having showers in the dark! ...."
      Does the fan have a built-in over-run timer (most do)? You don't really want the fan to be turned off as soon as the shower is finished; unless it has a motor the size of a jumbo jet engine there's always going to be plenty of residual steam and condensation after the shower is turned off. If it is set to run for 10 minutes or so after the light goes off, there's a much better chance of the condensation being properly cleared.

      A replacement fan with built-in humidistat, as mentioned by others, is not prohibitively expensive and would be even better.

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        #18
        Evening all,
        Eric, yes the fan has a run over timer of 10-15 mins. I have been looking at humidistat extractors online and they look identical to the one that is already in. Can anyone recommend a good extractor?
        Hubby made the point that the main off switch is in the eaves storage in the attic. It could have been caught by accident or switched off on purpose. The current occupant doesn't have a good common sense track record and if the fan was making a noise they may have switched it off (fortunately they are leaving in a couple of weeks). I hope this isn't the case though!

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          #19
          Originally posted by remyrobson View Post
          Can anyone recommend a good extractor?
          I fitted a Manrose 4" ceiling one a few years ago; cost 20 or 30 quid I think: was a straightforward like-for-like replacement for the old one.

          Seems to work well in that condensation issues in the property concerned are significantly less than before; however it's still vulnerable to being switched off at the master switch if the tenant feels so inclined. Not a lot you can do about that since an override switch is mandatory.

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            #20
            Originally posted by Ericthelobster View Post
            I fitted a Manrose 4" ceiling one a few years ago; cost 20 or 30 quid I think: was a straightforward like-for-like replacement for the old one.

            Seems to work well in that condensation issues in the property concerned are significantly less than before; however it's still vulnerable to being switched off at the master switch if the tenant feels so inclined. Not a lot you can do about that since an override switch is mandatory.
            Put the master switch outside on the roof?
            'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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