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Old 09-15-2009, 05:58 PM   #1
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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.


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

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Old 09-15-2009, 07:18 PM   #3
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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.
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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.
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I'm in Toronto...it will be fine
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Many thanks, guys.

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