My first post. Thanks for the opportunity to be part of the community. I need to replace the fans in my first and second-floor bathrooms. The second-floor bathroom fan is accessible from the attic, so replacing it, though it will be "fun" crawling around in the attic, will be relatively simple. The first-floor bathroom fan is of course below the first floor, so it's not accessible from above. Fan manufacturers seem to believe the best way to mount a fan is with tabs on the outside of the fan housing. If they mounted using screws from inside the housing, one could simply remove the old fan and install a new one without needing to access it from above. Anyway, the manufacturers probably know more than I do about such things, so I'll have to accept the way they're mounted. The only (best) way I can think of to replace the old fan is to cut an oversized hole in the drywall ceiling around the old fan, remove it, install a new one, and patch/repair the ceiling. Does anyone have any comments or experience they could share that would make this project successful?
Thanks so much,