Bathroom vent fan discharge options

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by CrappyBill, Feb 26, 2005.

  1. CrappyBill

    CrappyBill New Member

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    The 1/2 bath needs a vent fan. Any thoughts on directing the outlet sheetmetal into the basement? I can go into the attic, but hate the thought of creating a path for the cold (Buffalo, NY is 20 degrees today) to drop into the bath.
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    It should go outside, either horizontally or vertically. Get a good damper for it if it doesn't come with one and use insulated vent pipeing if it is in unheated area. Don't vent it into the attic, either - the moisture will condense and mess with the insulation.
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