I'm replacing a bathroom ceiling fan, and need to add a short extension (approximately 18") to the length of the existing vent hose. The existing hose is 4" aluminum flex.
I have a couple questions. First, would it be acceptable to use the softer foil flex for the extension? The added flexibility would be nice during installation, and since it is a fan vent and not a dryer vent I assume the fire risk isn't an issue.
Secondly, what's the best way to attach and seal the connection? Screws, tape, hose clamp, etc? Ideally it would be something that I could install in tight quarters to avoid having to open another section of drywall--although I'd definetely prefer a good connection over the installation convenience.