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    Hi ,
    i have an old kambrook 3 in 1 rectangular fan/light combo in the roof of my bathroom and the fan has stopped working.I picked up a triangular 3in 1 ixl tastic as a replacement.Can any1 give me an idea on the easiest way to put in the new unit because there will be a big gap where the old one was(triangle in a rectangle hole)
    Thought id ask here first rather than make a botched job of it

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    If the timber in your ceiling allows, you could cut the pointy part of the triangle into fresh ceiling leaving only a rectangular hole to patch. For the patching methods, a search here will show you how. Since the holding tabs on the heater may not work if you have a double layer of gyprock, you should probably use 3mm mdf or masonite or similar for the backing of the patch. Assuming you have a plasterboard ceiling... And you should get an electrician in to wire it for you.

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    Hi Jason
    Have you tried putting a little oil on the bearings either side of the fan motor--- worked for me, and still going strong.
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    When i flick the fan switch i dont hear anything is that how yours was?Also is there any trick to patching the roof?do i just throw some spackfilla in there?

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    Hi Jason
    Yes the bearings just get dry and stop turning, couple of drops of oil and away it goes.
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    I tried a good spray of wd40 but it still doesnt work at all if only i could buy a replacement kambrook 3in 1 that fit in the hole!

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    might be easier to just cut a brand new hole somewhere else in the bathroom and then patch the old one. As mic-d suggested you need to back it with something. You could use an off cut larger than the hole and then glue a piece from the bottom into the defect. Use cornice cement, spread with a 8 - 10mm notched trowel. Tape the joints and fill with topping compound.

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    A couple of choices come to mind.
    Find a fan light combo that has a compatable or larger footprint.
    There are a heap of them arround.
    Replace the fan motor.
    It will be a shaded pole motor like most exhaust fans.
    You would have to look at a number of fans and find one that had compatable mounting & shaft.
    I'd go with the firts option.
    Any thing with sharp teeth eats meat.
    Most powertools have sharp teeth.
    People are made of meat.

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    G'Day All,

    Can anyone tell me how to wire a plain ordinary exhaust fan to the light fitting please. The fan is fitted already, but I haven't got around to wiring it in.

    I know "Get an electrician", but they're employed and I'm not.

    Buzza,

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    Dont do it yourself its to risky,you only have 1 life.Ring up and get a quote for a cash job,tell them u just need the connection made the wires have already been run etc and its a 30 sec job.

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    I think you're right Jason, I'm getting my two A's mixed up. Abilities and Ambitions.

    Buzza

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