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Mike68847 02-19-2014 08:27 AM

Is this a problem? (what I found in my attic)
 
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Our house is in central Nebraska. It's about 12 years old and we're the 2nd owners. Utility bills aren't outrageous.
The house is a split-level with walk-out basement. The view you see is above the main-level bathroom - which is above the basement bathroom. I found it odd that the bathroom ceiling vents aren't directed outside, they are vent into the attic space (not shown, but is near the PVC pipes). No signs of moisture or mold up there. I'm assuming the sheet metal pipe is a furnace vent.
So ... is this OK? If not, what do you recommend? (I'm trying to learn.)


Mike
central NE

joecaption 02-19-2014 08:37 AM

Needs to be vented all the way out the roof.
Looks like there's already a vent through the roof no one connected the pipe to.
And no you can not just tap into the steel pipe that's there now.
Any idea what those 2, small PVC lines are for?

Mike68847 02-19-2014 09:08 AM

No idea about the PVC; I assume they are associated with the two bathrooms. As for the furnace pipe, I just pointed it out as what I'm fairly sure it is for the readers of this post. Does it look OK?

And I'll work on venting the bathroom exhaust fan vents to the outside.

Fairview 02-19-2014 11:55 AM

Before you lock in on a roof vent search the forum for vent ice dam to determine if you really want to do that.

Mike68847 02-19-2014 12:48 PM

Will do; thanks.

Fairview 02-19-2014 12:58 PM

You may also want to read reply #4 in this thread to gain more knowledge.
Bathroom fan duct by n0c7


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