Fitting of an Exhale fan on false ceilings and uneven surfaces

March 13, 2020

There are 2 solutions to fitting the Exhale fan on a false ceiling (taking into account that the fan plus motor weigh 11 kilos)

1 – The first is to use a 50cm x 50cm sheet of Opalin (pvc) to increase the bearing capacity over a wider area

  • The Opalin sheet is fixed to the suspended ceiling by means of a rod with toggle, or a rod with spring (ex. Trademark Molly from Castorama – see photo)
  • The Opalin sheet is hidden by the fan which is opaque, in order to maintain the esthetic result.

2 – The second method, the safest, is to start the operation as in solution 1 above but using threaded rods long enough to reach the concrete of the ceiling for the best stability and safety. (ideally 4 to 8 rods)

  • Drill the false ceiling with a drill bit long enough to reach the concrete, fix the copper dowls and screw the threaded rods into the dowls (Molly). (Molly)
  • The Opalin sheet is hidden by the fan which is opaque, in order to maintain the esthetic result.

See below: threaded rods and expandable dowls (Molly)

Here is the false ceiling kit, supplied with the Exhale fan:

Some Exhale fans installed by our customers:

In order to secure the load of 11 kilos on a fragile ceiling, our customer has placed an intermediary plate of 30×30 cms to spread the weight on a larger surface. In the second picture we can see that the plate is fully hidden by the fan. The fan prevents the plate to be seen from the floor.