These bloody refurbishments!
Didn't look like it came off an old general-purpose agricultural vehicle.
It's in a nice beige plastic case and doesn't go crash when you turn it on
and off. No solenoid. The slats open and close slowly.
It's the kitchen one and they fitted it yesterday. Good make - Vent Axia -
but later the damned thing turned itself on all by itself when I was boiling
some rice. I spent ages trying to find where the whirring noise was coming
from. Sounded like it was something outside. Got enough whirring noises in
there from the fridge and the freezer!
Apparently it's sposed to do that when it detects humidity - but on a warm
night with a window open already? - so it was wasting my electricity for
So while conservationists are telling us all to turn off appliances that are
on standby, there are probably millions of these damned things around
wasting far more electricity than VCRs, PCs etc.
Bleedin Camden Caaancil! Everything they've installed and done has had
something wrong with it.
(London DIYers - see page 11 of last week's Han&High.)
Soon cured it though. I took the lid off and wrapped the humidity sensor
thingey in Clingfilm! It's a small white thing sticking up from a circuit
board at the bottom right.
That'll teach it!
I kept the original glazing unit so once the idiot builders are off-site the
fan's going to disappear and end up in my studio (half the living room) on
the back of my easel in an overspray extractor unit for my nice Devilbis
Yup. It's made by an evil CD company!
Nearly refurbished Nemo.