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Old 11-26-2010, 06:22 PM   #1
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Hello everyone,

I have a townhouse/condominium, and one of my neighbors is a very heavy smoker. My upstairs bathroom almost always smells like cigarette smoke. I've lived here for about two years, and always thought it was the exhaust fan, so I would clean it regularly. But the maintenance people say that each condo has its own individual exhaust system. Then I started thinking it was coming from the same wall as my shower head, but that wall just backs up to my closet. Is it possible that the smoke is coming in from the pipes? The exhaust duct? The heating duct? Any ideas or information would be appreciated. I know very little about it, but I would like to get rid of it!

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Could be from the attic is you have an attic. Or it could be drawn through the joist space in the ceiling when you run your bath exhaust fan.

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Could be from the attic is you have an attic. Or it could be drawn through the joist space in the ceiling when you run your bath exhaust fan.
There's no attic. Hm, the joist... I'm betting there's no way to seal
that off, is there. It really is the strongest around the shower head
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The joist cavities should be communicating in a condo. So as to prevent easy spread of fire.

But. they weren't always sealed the best.

Try caulking around the shower head. See if that stops or reduces it.
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I'll give the caulking a try. Thanks for the idea.
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I'll give the caulking a try. Thanks for the idea.
Second hand smoke kills 600,000 a yaer. Sue the complex due tonfaulty fire code and impropper blocking. It might be a strech.

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