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The Fantech Bath Fan Conversion Kit Model BFRK100 is designed for do-it-yourselfers.

In a busy family bathroom nothing gets a harder workout than a bathroom fan. You can replace the guts of the fan, without tearing out the whole thing, when it becomes noisy and does a poor job of removing hot, damp air. The Fantech Bath Fan Conversion Kit Model BFRK100 is designed for do-it-yourselfers and lets you use the existing exhaust fan grill and housing, so there’s no ceiling repair work required. And the unit is Energy Star rated, meaning it’s more efficient than your old fan.

An electrician will charge $270 to replace a bathroom fan motor with the conversion kit. If you have experience with electrical projects and tools, you can do it yourself for $150, the cost of the kit. You’ll need these tools to make the switch: an electric drill and bits, a screwdriver, a Phillips screwdriver and a razor knife. Don’t forget that with any electrical project you should always turn off the power at the main circuit panel before you begin.

If doing it yourself looks too complicated, hire an electrician and you’ll appreciate a quiet bathroom that’s more energy efficient.

To find more DIY and contractor project costs and to post comments and questions, visit www.diyornot.com.

Pro Cost — DIY Cost — Pro time — DIY Time — DIY Savings — Percent Saved

$270 — $150 — 3.0 — 5.0 — $120 — 44%

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