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1stclasso 02-15-2011 09:02 PM

Bathroom HVAC duct
 
Im remodeling my second floor bathroom. I have just completed the demo and new electrical pulls, but before i put my new subfloor in I need to move the HVAC duct.

Right now it is coming from the wall about 6 inches off of the Floor. The problem is the whirlpool tub that I have is larger then the tub that was removed, and it will cover the vent. I can't move it to the side because it will run into the window supports, if i go past the window supports it will be right behind the toilet.

So my question is, What do you guys think about Floor HVAC Vents in the bathroom? Im wondering because it will be close to the tub!

unicursalhex 02-15-2011 11:54 PM

Floor is fine, its most common. I try to put em below the towel rack

1stclasso 02-27-2011 09:30 AM

I have been searching online for the procedure on this and i cant find one.
How do i support the vent? if there is a lip on it, where does it mount? I plan on 12" tiles on the floor.

Anybody know of a good tutorial for this?

Subcooled 02-27-2011 09:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1stclasso (Post 591881)
So my question is, What do you guys think about Floor HVAC Vents in the bathroom? Im wondering because it will be close to the tub!

Keep in mind when considering your floor location on how it throws (direction and velocity) as you don't to step out of the bath or shower and have it blow on your wet body.

No matter how hot that air it will feel cold and uncomfortable.

1stclasso 02-27-2011 09:50 AM

Yes I have thought about that, but its the only choice I have that will give it a non impeded path.

DangerMouse 02-28-2011 05:39 AM

I was told floor vents in the bathroom or any wet room are against code and not allowed.

6" off the floor toe kick registers were the only thing I could install.

DM

oh'mike 02-28-2011 05:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DangerMouse (Post 599501)
I was told floor vents in the bathroom or any wet room are against code and not allowed.

6" off the floor toe kick registers were the only thing I could install.

DM

That must be a local code--or a new one--Floor vents in bathrooms are common in this area.---I like the idea of wall vents in a wet area--Mike--

DangerMouse 02-28-2011 06:07 AM

When this was a mobile, there was a floor vent right next to the toilet!
When I was talking to the inspector about where to put the new vents, he said I cannot put them on the floor because of 'Legionnaires' disease" if water gets down in the ducts.... go figure....

DM

HVACDave 02-28-2011 01:13 PM

I have put vents underneath the vanity cabinet and cut a vent into the toe kick to let the heat out from under the cabinet before in a bathroom. Works good and no vent to stub your toe on.


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