basement bathroom ventilation

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by jvkelley1, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. jvkelley1

    jvkelley1 Newbee

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    Hi All,
    I'm looking for a way to vent my basement bathroom. There is a small window about 31in by 16 in and ideally, I would like to install a fan where the window is. Does anyone know of a combination window/exhaust fan product on the market?

    Thanks
  2. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

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    A regular bathroom vent fan can be installed much like it would be on a main floor. The difference being that instead of venting out the roof, a hole is drilled through the joist band where the vent exits the basement out the side of the house just above the foundation. In most cases this is a relatively simple installation. (The same method is used to vent a clothes dryer in a basement).

    You don't realize the value of a window until you don't have one.
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2010
  3. Thatguy

    Thatguy Homeowner

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    Bathrooms call for 8 Air Changes per Hour.
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