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krusty 09-15-2009 06:58 PM

Basement bathroom exhaust fan install
 
Hi,
I'm a long time lurker here who has finally had to register to ask question I haven't been able to find an answer to.

I am in the process of gutting my basement in order to rebuild with better materials, methods and not to mention craftsmanship. I will be rebuilding the bathroom from scratch in the existing location. This bathroom does not have an exhaust fan (window only). I will be installing a new Panasonic fan, but have a question about the exhaust ducting.

The easiest way to run the exhaust duct is straight out from the shower to the side wall of the house. I could easily fire up my big Hilti combihammer with a 4" core bit to go through the brick, but this would leave the exhaust outlet approximately 12" above the ground outside. Is this acceptable?

The things I have found while dismantling this basement have caused me much head shaking, to say the least.

tinmanrob 09-15-2009 08:06 PM

It really depends on your location.
Is there is a chance of snowdrifts?
If not, you'll be OK.

krusty 09-15-2009 08:18 PM

Thanks. I'm in east Toronto, and generally this side of the house doesn't see much actual buildup of snow. I guess it would be much like a dryer vent in terms of location on the wall. Used often enough, it would clear itself of snow. It would be easy enough to check regularly, I was just worried that there might be some rule regarding the height.

tinmanrob 09-15-2009 08:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by krusty (Post 328216)
Thanks. I'm in east Toronto, and generally this side of the house doesn't see much actual buildup of snow. I guess it would be much like a dryer vent in terms of location on the wall. Used often enough, it would clear itself of snow. It would be easy enough to check regularly, I was just worried that there might be some rule regarding the height.

lol! Toronto doesn't really have winter.
It's just an extended slush season.
:wink:

Peterw 09-15-2009 08:31 PM

I'm in Toronto...it will be fine

krusty 09-15-2009 08:41 PM

Many thanks, guys.


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