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Old 09-28-2009, 10:14 AM   #1
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My bathroom had a ceiling exhaust fan that needed replaced. I did it once already and it was painfull... VERY little space in my attic to do properly. Here is my q. I was going to install an inline duct fan into my wall that will directly vent to the outside. Easy to replace if needed in the future. I'd like to install it above my bathroom window, but there is very little room. I know its not the best option, but would installing it approx 2 feet off of the ground below the window be ok? Or I could even install it right in the shower stall area. I'd have a plastic cover over it so there'd be no chance of getting zapped. I'm guessing the 'in the shower area' idea is not the safest option.

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In the shower area, you need to have it connected through a GFCI.

Warm moist air rises. So mounting it under the window may make that it doesn't work as well as you would like.

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Warm moist air rises. So mounting it under the window may make that it doesn't work as well as you would like.
I know, but I was hoping it would be a lot better than not having any fan. The fan is quite powerful. 240 cfm
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Thats 240CFM at probably 0" static pressure. With the door closed, you'll have a lot of static pressure.

And any air it draws out. Will come from under the door(when its shut) stay near the floor, and not mix with the moist room air.
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