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Old 08-08-2012, 10:34 AM   #1
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Ducting ceiling fan into dryer vent?


I I'm a new home owner and re doing my bathroom. It has no ceiling fan and I need one to install the shower? My shower is located right next to a window(window is actually on shower), so that could r an alternative idea. I was wondering if I could install the ceiling fan and just duct it down into my dryer duct and install a t with one way flaps on each side.

Would this meet code? How important would it be to meet code? Do I even need the fan, I rarely used at houses I rented anyways

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Old 08-08-2012, 10:41 AM   #2
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they all have to be vented separately, codes are set out for safety, I would follow them, and by not venting the bathroom you run the risk of mold buildup

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No, No, No. Not going to meet any code on this planet.
Dryer needs it's own vent, to meet code it also should only have a metal flex line not the cheap plastic ones, soild metal pipe if it's behind a wall or through the attic.

And yes a bathroom vent is very important and also needs to be vented outside not just into the crawl space or attic.
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Hmm... many, if not most codes don't require a fan unless there is no window.
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You could use the same vent as dryer,but your clothes might smell funny.
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as already said..needs to be vented by itself....no if ands or butts about it...
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Im pretty sure that you can't vent a dryer and bathroom out the same vent.
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Im pretty sure that you can't vent a dryer and bathroom out the same vent.
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