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Old 10-16-2010, 10:56 AM   #1
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does a bathroom need to have a heat vvent ?


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Old 10-16-2010, 05:58 PM   #2
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If you mean the ceiling fans typically found in bathrooms, those are not so much to remove heat, but to remove moist air after a shower, and to allow air changes, since most houses today are built very air-tight.
You would have to check your local building codes to be sure, but probably the answer is "yes".


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Old 10-18-2010, 08:24 PM   #3
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No, a vent fan with a heating element is not necessary, but is a nice add-on for comfort. What you do need is a properly rated vent fan for the size of your bathroom and it should be ideally left on for at least 20 minutes after a shower. A timer accomplishes this nicely.
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:18 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by saraj View Post
does a bathroom need to have a heat vvent ?
If you're asking if the bathroom needs to be heated, the answer is yes.
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:08 PM   #5
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Think about it. Its the one room where you take your clothes off most often. Yes it should have heat. If you have forced air then you could run a vent. A nice touch for any bathroom remodel is electric radiant heat on its own thermostat.
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:59 PM   #6
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R303.8 Required heating. When the winter design temperature in Table R301.2(1) is below 60F (16C), every dwelling unit shall be provided with heating facilities capable of maintaining a minimum room temperature of 68F (20C) at a point 3 feet (914 mm) above the floor and 2 feet (610 mm) from exterior walls in all habitable rooms at the design temperature. The installation of one or more portable space heaters shall not be used to achieve compliance with this section.

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Old 10-31-2010, 02:41 AM   #7
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Bathroom needs exhaust fan. It is used to vent air flow in the bathroom. It also helps with odor control.

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yes keep it cosy


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