Step 10: Attach the Grille

Attaching the grille
Photo: Keller & Keller Photography
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Raise the blower motor up to the ceiling, then push its plug into the electrical receptacle inside the housing.

Secure the motor to the housing with the screws removed from it earlier.

Hold the fan's plastic grille close to the ceiling. Slip the grille's mounting wires into the slots inside the fan housing.

Push up on the grille until it's tight against the ceiling.

Turn the power back on and test the fan.

Tip: If the grille doesn't hold tight against the ceiling, spread apart its mounting wires to create more tension.
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    Tools List

    • caulk gun
      Caulking gun with silicone adhesive,
      for adhering wall cap to house siding
    • speed square
      Layout square
    • drill
      Drill-driver with 4½-inch hole saw,
      for cutting duct hole through sidewall
    • spade bit
      Extra-long, 3/8-inch-diameter spade bit,
      for drilling reference hole through ceiling
    • jigsaw
      Jigsaw,
      for cutting hole in bath ceiling
    • 16-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • eye goggles
      Goggles
    • extension ladder
      Extension ladder
    • ladder
      Stepladder

    Shopping List

    1. VENT FAN

    2. TARPS

    to protect floor and fixtures from dust



    3. 90-DEGREE SHEEET METAL DUCT ELBOW

    to connect flexible duct to vent fan



    4. 12-INCH CONNECTOR DUCT

    5. CABLE CONNECTOR

    6. WALL-CAP KIT

    7. FOIL DUCT TAPE

    8. DUST MASK