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jeffb99 03-22-2013 06:35 PM

My basement has a VERY small bathroom. Its only 4x7' and barely large enough for a toilet, pedestal sink, and tiny stall shower. As part of the renovation, I was planning to install an exhaust fan. But do I need a vent for heat/AC as well??? Because of the room location and layout, I can only add these to the ceiling. There is no room for floor or wall vents. So a heat/AC vent providing air in would be almost right next to the exhaust vent going out. Seems kinda silly. Is this necessary??

Thanks!

TarheelTerp 03-22-2013 07:23 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffb99 (Post 1143343)
I was planning to install an exhaust fan.
But do I need a vent for heat/AC as well???

This is a LOCAL code question. But you would be well advised to provide some heat in there and even if there's a window to have a (fart & steam) exhaust fan too.

HVAC doesn't get return ducts in kitchens or bathrooms.

jeffb99 03-22-2013 07:41 PM

Thanks! I live in Virginia. I've tried to Google it and all I get are code requirements for venting OUT with exhaust fans, or how to install ducts. I can't find any requirements for which rooms need ductwork IN. :wink: Any suggestions for keywords or sections to search?

Oh, and the bathroom is up against a foundation wall below grade. No window. But this makes it easy to vent the exhaust fan outside.

--Jeff

TarheelTerp 03-22-2013 08:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeffb99 (Post 1143396)
I can't find any requirements for which rooms need ductwork IN.
Any suggestions for keywords or sections to search?

Maybe: http://www.municode.com/
A 5 or 10 minute phone call to the county will do it too.

GBrackins 03-22-2013 10:31 PM

I'm not up on the Virginia codes, but this link will provide you with the Virginia Residential Code http://www.ecodes.biz/ecodes_support...tial_main.html


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