The toilet is too hot, a female friend shared how to install a fan to cool herself, which anyone can do

The toilet is too hot, a female friend shared how to install a fan to cool herself, which anyone can do


The toilet has always had a reputation as a “subdivision”, but perhaps no one objected to its importance in the house. Although the time we spend on the toilet every day is not counted in hours, it is the time when we need to relax the most, and it is no coincidence that people often say that going to the toilet is “to vent.” or “relieve stress”.

I live in an apartment, the house has 2 bathrooms but both have no windows. On hot days of 39-40 degrees Celsius, when I sit in the toilet, I sweat like a bath, moreover, I have a habit of bringing my phone to watch while sitting “relaxing”, so I have to think of a way to reduce it. the heat is Install a fan.

Difficulty: Medium

Time: about 20-30 minutes.

I will talk in detail so that those who are not familiar with the hands can also do it themselves, and the craftsmen, please ignore my mistakes and share more experiences!

Because the area of ​​my toilet is not large (under 3m2), the criteria for choosing a fan must be wall-mounted and small. I like everything that has to be controlled remotely, but the toilet fan chooses the mechanical control type because of the specific use. I plan to want every time I turn on/off the fan, I just need to turn on/off the switch, not having to worry about finding the control because in the toilet it’s easy to get wet and easy to lose.

From my experience, the fan in the toilet should be a mechanical control type, using a pull cord / rotary knob to adjust the speed, and to adjust the rotation, use a tuner.

After spending many days researching, I have chosen a fan model that I like Lifan T-109 with the following characteristics:

1. Compact size: 43 x 23 x 35 cm.

2. Wingspan: 20 cm.

3.Power consumption: 22 W

4.Weight: 1.2 kg.

5. Mechanical control with a pull cord/rotary knob and a torch.

If your toilet is wide, choose a fan model with a larger wingspan, up to 40 cm and for very strong winds!

Skills and tools required

Installing a fan does not require you to know much about electricity, as long as you know how to use an electric tester and a drill, you can confidently do it.

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Tools and supplies I use

We will use the following:

1. Power socket face type 1 – 2 holes. If you want to use more equipment, choose the type with 2 beads – 2 sockets.

2.1 or 2 switch beads. I choose the square nut because it will be more durable than the round nut (the seller said so).

3. Single wall socket.

4.Electricity tester.

5. Screwdriver.

6.2 1.0 mm power cord of different colors or 1 twin wire. Because the fan has a small power consumption, such a wire is enough. I choose to buy 2 single wires because it is cheaper and saves the need to split the shell like a double wire.

7. Oil marker (glass pen): to mark the places to be drilled.

8. Paper cutter: to separate the wire sheath and cut the burr of the electric wire. If you have wire strippers, even better.

9.Hammer.

10.Size 6 (expanded) plastic stopper + screw. Because the toilet environment has high humidity, if possible, use stainless steel screws for durability.

11. A drill with a hammer function.

12. Electric jealousy. I do not use round conduit because if it needs to be repaired, it is much more complicated to remove.

13. Flashlight: to illuminate when the circuit breaker is off.

Let’s get to work!

Step 1: Measure electric jealousy

You are jealous of electricity and approximate the location where you want to install an electrical outlet to plug in a fan. Depending on the specific conditions of the toilet, you can hide the wire in the most compact way, but the principle is that the straighter, the shorter the better.

Step 2: Punch a hole in the bar, mark it on the wall

After we have cut the satisfied part, we separate the top cover, keeping it separate from the mix. For those of you who are not familiar, the lid is the thinner part, and the bottom is the U-shaped part.

We proceed to mark the points where the screws will be attached on the bottom part, use the sharp point of the screwdriver to pierce the hole and cut the third part so that when installing the screw it does not protrude from the wall surface. There must be at least 2 holes located about 5 cm from the ends of the jealous rod, the rest depends on the length of the jealous rod that you add a hole in the middle to make sure.

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Use the tip of the screwdriver to punch the hole in the electric socket

Place the perforated bottom part on the wall, and use a pen to mark the places to be drilled. You should mark the direction of the jealous rod to avoid installing the head/tail upside down, causing the holes to be deflected.

In this step, you can also mark the upper end of the jealous rod – the place adjacent to the lower edge of the electrical outlet and mark the holes that will be drilled to screw the socket. I bookmarked it after I was jealous.

Step 3: Drill a hole to catch jealousy

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Drilling machine with hammer drilling function (concrete drilling)

This is when you need the skills to use a drill. Toilet walls are often glued with ceramic tiles, and when drilling, you need to pay a little attention to avoid breaking bricks. The trick here is to use the normal drilling mode (the drill bit shape) to create a shallow hole first and then switch to hammer drilling mode.

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Drilling primer through enamel

When drilling a hammer, you click the trigger (squeeze/release) like waving the AK gun in Counter Strike until the drill has penetrated the brick layer, then you can pull the trigger. If done correctly, the ceramic tile will not break or crack.

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Drill holes without breaking or cracking bricks

My ceramic tiles are more than 10 years old and I can still drill, you can confidently proceed!

Step 4: Close the switch, screw it

We take the plastic stopper and put it in the hole we just drilled and use a hammer to knock it in and the surface of the switch is equal to the wall. If the face of the stopper is protruding because the hole is not deep enough, you can pull it out to continue drilling or use a paper cutter to cut the protrusion.

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Use a hammer to open and expand the hole

In case you are afraid of breaking bricks, you can use a hammer handle, rubber hammer or add a piece of wood to knock!

Place the jealous rod on the wall in the same direction as when taking the mark. Assuming we follow the steps correctly, the hole in the jealous bar and the hole in the wall will coincide. The next thing is to use a screwdriver to tighten the screw and it’s okay!

Step 5: Attach the power outlet, pull down the power cord from the socket, hang the fan

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Inside single wall outlet

We use a screwdriver to open the cover of the electrical outlet and place it on the wall – where it is adjacent to the upper end of the electric wire, adjust the position for the scale and mark – drill holes – screw as above.

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Mount the power outlet on the wall

After we have fixed the power socket in place, we pull the end of the power cord – about 5mm is enough. Loosen the screws in the mounting hole on the electrical outlet, put the two ends of the wire just pulled in and tighten the screws. You let the rope hang by gravity and proceed to cut the rope.

Here, I cut the wire about 5 cm longer than the bottom edge of the power socket – just to ensure that there is no shortage of wires when having to stretch when installing, but not too much.

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Because the Lifan T-109 fan only has 1 hole on the back, it only needs to drill 1 hole, catch 1 screw, and it can be hung on the wall. With other types of fans that use a holder, you need to drill 2 holes to hold the mount.

Now you can reinstall the socket cover, close the top cover of the electric socket (with a hammer or bare hands) and put the drill aside for neatness.

Step 6: Attach the wire, install the power outlet

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The back of the power socket face

After peeling off the power socket from the bag, we attach the switch beads and turn the back side out. On the back of the power socket is usually printed the symbol L (fire) – N (cold) for us to easily remember. The fire wire usually has a red or yellow sheath, and the cold wire will be blue or white, but it is not uncommon for electricians to match the wrong color when building a house.

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When the light is on, don’t poke your hands in it!

To be sure, remove the available wall socket and use an electrical tester to try again. The fire wire is the wire that makes the electric tester light and the cold wire does not.

We will wire as shown below:

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Because working with electricity is very dangerous, at this step we need to disconnect the circuit breaker and take a flashlight to illuminate. You can also use a flashlight on your phone, here because I work alone, I use a flashlight for hands-free.

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After you have finished wiring, remember to check with the naked eye a few times to make sure the owl before opening the breaker! Be careful 10 times is not superfluous, careless even once is too much!

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Before plugging the fan into the wall socket, you should use an electrical tester to check whether the switch works or not: when the switch is off, both holes will not light up the pen, and when the switch is on, the There is a fire wire (red) that will make the pen light.

Step 7: Adjust the fan, finish and enjoy

The purpose we install the switch is to simplify to the fullest extent the operation of the fan: enter the toilet – turn on the switch, leave the toilet – turn off the switch, just like turning on and off a light bulb. Since you don’t have to use the pull cord/speed knob as often, (hopefully) the durability of the fan will increase.

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You just need to plug in the fan, adjust the speed, rotation angle and elevation for the first time accordingly, and from then on we will manipulate the switch.

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Thus, together we have solved the hot problem when going to relieve stress. Although it is said to be used in the toilet, you can customize it to install fans, light bulbs, … in many different positions with the same tools as used in this article.

Good luck!

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