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ohman 09-15-2012 12:23 AM

Heater register vent in bathroom moving up
Dear all thanks for reading this thread...

Now that we were able to remove soldered cap on my bathroom shower flange and recover the shower feature in this bath (see the other thread), our next step is to handle that heater register vent (see photo below):

I guess we have two options here:
  1. Move the current heat register vent UP to close to the ceiling (so that shower water won't go into the vent)
  2. Complete "block" the vent and then put up tiles to cover it up (yes we were able to find idential tiles)

I would like to hear your opinions about which option would make better sense to you. Apparently, if we move up the vent, this bath will still be able to enjoy heat during winter (which is a big plus)... however, I don't know if there will still be any possibility or concern that water might still permeate through the vent and whether that would damage the furnace. On the other hand, if we are to block the current vent and re-tile it, that seems to be a safer option but then we will lose heat in this bath. Thoughts or comments? How would you handle such a case (especially from HVAC perspective)?? Many thanks!

allthumbsdiy 09-15-2012 05:48 AM

Can you turn the furnace blower/fan on and confirm that this vent works?

Can you pull back and take more pictures of the other walls?

What is below your bathroom? A finished living space or an un-finished basement?

beenthere 09-15-2012 06:34 AM

Unless you have a really really good bathroom fan, remove that supply and cover up the hole. The water vapor from taking a shower will go into it and condense, causing mold down the road.

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